Category Archives for "East Europe"

Sep 04

Croatia’s Elaphiti Islands: From Dubrovnik to the Wild

By Abi King | East Europe

Introducing the Elaphiti Islands in CroatiaThe Elaphiti Islands, CroatiaCroatia’s Elaphiti Islands drift dreamily into the Adriatic near Dubrovnik. Small enough that only a few are inhabited, they’re awash with Mediterranean pine, pure clear waters and silence. You can visit and stay on a few. Find our guide to the Elaphiti (sometimes spelled Elafiti) islands here. […]

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Mar 25

What is it like to visit Auschwitz alone? What to expect.

By Abi King | East Europe , Responsible Travel

The Auschwitz camps – I, II and III – starved, tortured and executed over a million people during World War II. Prison camps became concentration camps and then ultimately death camps. History lessons at school, the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, the books of Frankl, Levi & Frank and even the film Schindler’s List have provided enough images to haunt me for a lifetime. Will seeing the place with my own eyes change anything?

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