Return from Italy to UK during COVID-19 pandemic

This blog is the second part about experiences during our trip to Italy during COVID-19 pandemic and is focusing on procedures before and after return. Traveling to the UK from a country on yellow list In June 2021 we had to go from UK to Italy; at that time Italy was on yellow travel list and only essential travel to those countries was allowed. So, we had to follow tough rules upon our return including tests and self-isolation. Since then,…

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Travel from UK to Italy during COVID-19 pandemic

This blog is a bit different from all those I have written earlier. Traveling to the country on yellow list In June 2021 we had to go from UK to Italy; at that time Italy was on yellow travel list and only essential travel to those countries was allowed. Now, about a month later, some rules, for example, regarding self-isolation for double-jabbed travellers, have changed. However, the basics still are the same and I was thinking that this information may…

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Durlston Country Park

There are so many places to visit in Dorset. This is another post about day out near Bournemouth. One Sunday, we got plenty of sunshine and decided to go to the south-eastern part of the Isle of Purbeck - some 20 miles (30 kilometres) from Poole. It could be less if we decided to use Sandbanks Ferry (it would only be about 12 miles away), however we decided to drive all the way by car. Durlston Country Park and National…

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Plymouth is a coastal city located on the South coast of England between Devon and Cornwall. It has a population of about 260 thousand people being relatively small city; it got city status in 1928. We decided to visit Plymouth because of two major reasons - Plymouth Gin Distillery and National Marine Aquarium. I shall say straight away that as it appeared, Plymouth is even nicer than we could imagine - it looked very clean and cosy, people we met…

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West Bay

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Jurassic Coast

West Dorset About one hour drive from Bournemouth to the west there is really beautiful small town West Bay. Trip itself is very nice because West Dorset has amazing scenery; almost all route you will drive up and down hills. Sometimes, from the top of hills, you can see the English Channel and even coastline. West Bay is a small resort town, located to the south from Bridport, about 15 miles from Weymouth, with its own pier, harbour, marina and…

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Abbotsbury Swannery

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Swans, Dorset

Visiting Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset We have visited Abbotsbury Swannery twice; first time at the end of March and the second time in the beginning of May when new swans and other birds just have had the first new babies born. Either of visits were nice and we would go there again even just to have a nice walk around and enjoy this peaceful relaxing place in a company of of these amazing creatures. The Swannery was established by Benedictine…

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Scottish highlands

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St Andrews, Scotland

Harry Potter After spending several days on the Isle of Skye, our next destination was the Scottish Highlands. On the way from Mallaig to Fort William we were observing exciting scenery of an old railway. Its track starts at Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, passes through the westernmost railway station Arisaig, then passes the deepest freshwater lake Loch Morar, and finally stops near Loch Nevis, Europe's deepest seawater lake. The total length of the railway track is 135 kilometres (84…

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Around Isle of Skye

The first morning on Isle of Skye On the next morning after arrival on Isle of Skye we had an early walk towards coast (not to mention that the coast is almost all around). The path led us to the nearest bay, discovering beautiful view to small local harbour where many fishing boats were parked. Such an amazing and quiet early morning scenery for our first day of holidays! The biggest surprise upon arrival to Skye late evening and also…

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