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  • Nine things to know about Kosovo

    Nine things to know about Kosovo

    September 10th, 2014Marc Perry
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    Marc Perry is a British expat living in Kosovo who has been captivated by its landscapes, where flat plains meet soaring mountains, the kind hospitality of the people, and a fascinating history of the land. First, forget all images of war… Gone? Good. Kosovo is a vibrant and friendly state full of rewarding experiences for independent travellers.…

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  • On the road in Panjshir, Afghanistan

    On the road in Panjshir, Afghanistan

    July 21st, 2014Marc Perry
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    While working for an NGO in Kabul, British expat Marc Perry went to explore the precipitous Panjishir valley in northeastern Afghanistan. It had been my dream to visit Panjshir ever since I’d arrived in Afghanistan. Historically a geographic safe haven slicing through the Hindu Kush from Afghanistan to Tajikistan, this craggy, high-altitude valley is the…

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  • Amongst monks on Mount Athos, Greece

    Amongst monks on Mount Athos, Greece

    April 25th, 2014Marc Perry
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    In search of the spiritual side of Greece – and perhaps himself – Marc Perry discovers the trials and tranquility of the lives of Mount Athos’s monks. The ferry to Mount Athos is a serene, sedate affair. Women are left behind, as black-clad, bearded monks and priests finger rosary beads and contemplate the steep rise…

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