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Name: Helen
Hometown: Gloucester, UK
Location: Gloucester, UK
Join Date: June 6, 2012
Contributions: HelenP has written about 96 places, shared 2,280 photos, left 2,720 comments, and smiled 1,730 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
May 5, 2018 – May 14, 2018
May 15, 2018 – May 20, 2018
Loved it so much last year am going back to see a bit more
Bled, Slovenia
dream destination
Been persuaded by tj1777's review :)
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
French enough to get by on holiday without guide book. Russian at very basic tourist needs level. And more flippantly..Myers Briggs
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Can't do just one.. locked down in Mysore for 3 days during civil unrest (extremely memorable!) Being 'blessed' by a temple elephant. Watching Giselle in the royal box at the Marinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. 'Big Mac and fries' with Lenin in Yalta. being given mud spa treatment at an old-fashioned sanitorium by an ex-soviet female shot-putter (again extremely memorable!)
I'm practical with a good sense of humour.. essential for an independant traveller! And flexible when things don't go according to plan (again essential!)

Can't decide if I travel to take photos, or take photos to travel.. both so inter-twined for me.
cimtech says:
Thank you, Helen, appreciate the congrats on my feature review!
Posted on: Jan 06, 2018
Toonsarah says:
Thanks Helen - I certainly feel Newcastle deserves to be better known, and not just to hens and stags!
Posted on: Nov 17, 2017
Toonsarah says:
Hi Helen, and thanks so much for all the smiles and comments - very much appreciated!
Posted on: Nov 13, 2017
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HelenP's Travel Blogs

Romania Autuman 17
Oct 08, 2017 – Oct 16, 2017
Blog form my visit to Romania in October 17
Overview 932 words 82 12 75
May 31, 2017 – Jun 09, 2017
After having been inspired to visit Georgia by buying a travel guide to Tbilisi several years ago I finally got to visit. Very…
Overview 1,852 words 132 68 325
This blog was featured on Sunday July 9th, 2017
Sep 14, 2016 – Sep 21, 2016
Sofia, Bulgaria -› Bulgaria -› …
Travel Blog of my trip from Sofia to Plovdiv, Bansko and Back to Sofia Sept 16
Overview 3,046 words 128 14 128
This blog was featured on Saturday September 24th, 2016
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HelenP's Travel Reviews

Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Cologne, Germany
Cologne Cathedral stands prominently in the centre of the City, dwarfing all around it and maki…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Glastonbury, England, UK
Glastonbury, a small town in Somerset, is famous for music festivals, mysticism and the legend o…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Morocco
The two most distinctive things about Essaouira are the colour of it's buildings and cats. …
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