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I’ve been distracted lately.  The blog posts have not exactly been coming thick and fast.  And that is because for the last month I have been diving in the Philippines.

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My final stop in the Balkans was Slovenia, the economic powerhouse of the former Yugoslavia and a charming country resembling Austria and Switzerland.  In fact, I couldn’t really see how it fit with countries like Bosnia & Herzegovina or Macedonia – it was like chalk and cheese.

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I’m sitting in Sarajevo, reflecting on a very hectic week, in which I visited 7 countries in 7 days.  And yet it has been the most interesting, beautiful and puzzling part of my travels so far.  If you have never been to this part of the world, then I suggest you book your flights now!

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I am sitting at a small plastic table, on small plastic chairs, with sweat dripping from every exposed piece of skin I have, listening to a cacophony of horns as a constant stream of mopeds and trucks and ‘cyclos’ rush past me – Vietnam is certainly an assault on the senses!