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British woman's body found stripped to the bone in Greece after reportedly being mauled by wolves

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek authorities searching for a missing British tourist say they have found a severely mauled human body apparently devoured by animals in northern Greece. 242 more words

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The Balkans, Backpacking and the Environment

So there’s been a bit of a dip in blog posts recently. I’ve been doing a bit of backpacking in the Balkans and haven’t been particularly disciplined in updating the masses on the climate and how it’s changing. 588 more words

The Prokletije holiday

Sharp peaks, bears and traditional singing. What’s not to like?

The Prokletije, thanks to their ominous name (the Accursed Mountains), never sounded like a likely holiday destination for me. 998 more words

Travel

97 Days Adrift in Europe (part 14) Dubrovnik - of Wailing Walls & Howling Trains

I leave Budapest on one of the few rainy days of the trip, so far. And on a day that turns out to very Australian, based on the efficiency of my transport choice. 2,434 more words

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The Balkan Tour Part 2: Two weeks speed travel

I call it “speed travel” because my experience during these two weeks had a certain essence of speed dating to it…you start a relationship with a place, and before you know it the buzzer goes off, times up, and you move on to the next! 499 more words

Backpacking

Centerra, Tahoe and Eldorado stir markets with news of foreign government deals

Shares in three Canadian gold mining companies pitched and soared Monday as investors digested news about long-standing disagreements with foreign governments in their far-flung fields of operation. 480 more words

Mining