greece

Four Days In Rhodes, A Greek Island Escape

We recently spent four days on Rhodes, a fascinating Greek island steeped in history. There are a lot of Greek islands I'd love to visit - Santorini, Crete, Zante. Weirdly, I'd never really thought of Rhodes. However if it's Greek history and lovely island towns that you want, look no further than Rhodes. Packed with… Continue reading Four Days In Rhodes, A Greek Island Escape

slovenia

Slovenia: Loving Ljubljana & Visiting Lake Bled In March

The main point of flying to Venice wasn't to visit Italy at all, despite that becoming the bulk of the trip - it was to finally visit the neighbouring country of Slovenia, somewhere that has been on my list for years. It seemed a bit silly, then, to barely be spending three days in the… Continue reading Slovenia: Loving Ljubljana & Visiting Lake Bled In March

san marino

A Day Trip Guide: San Marino From Bologna

One of the maddest additions to our recent trip to Italy was a day trip to the tiny country of San Marino. In itself, this wouldn't be a weird stop to add - but originally, the trip was just going to be Venice and Slovenia. We decided to add another country to the list, and… Continue reading A Day Trip Guide: San Marino From Bologna

italy

Highlights Of Venice – On & Off The Beaten Path

Venice is one of the most unique places in Europe - but it's also one of the busiest, with tourists descending on the sinking city in their thousands every single day. It's a city that a lot of people don't expect to love, and depending on your experience, your expectations could be right. Me? I… Continue reading Highlights Of Venice – On & Off The Beaten Path

germany

A (Very!) Brief Day In Charming Cologne, Germany

After our Dusseldorf Disasterβ„’, we headed over to Cologne on a short train ride that went much more smoothly than any other public transport we'd experienced in Germany. We'd only have the rest of the day in Cologne, although research told me it was small enough that we could hit up the highlights pretty quickly… Continue reading A (Very!) Brief Day In Charming Cologne, Germany

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The Dusseldorf Disaster: How I Really Messed Up On A Trip To Germany

"I have really f*cked up. Oh my God... David, I have REALLY f*cked up." "Clazz... where are we???" My friend David had brought up Google maps and was frantically zooming out. "Erm... Clazz, where is Dusseldorf??!" It was 11.30pm and we had arrived in Germany. Moments earlier, I'd been preparing to jump on a train… Continue reading The Dusseldorf Disaster: How I Really Messed Up On A Trip To Germany

poland

Facing The Worst Of Humanity At Auschwitz

Visiting Auschwitz was never going to be easy. It's not exactly a walk in the park where you can tune out or share your deep thoughts with nature, or even a look around a museum where words can fill you with knowledge but not leave a mark on your soul. No, this was being faced… Continue reading Facing The Worst Of Humanity At Auschwitz

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Krakow: A Contrasting Trip Of Christmas Cheer & Harrowing History

In November, I finally visited Poland for the first time! One of our best friends wanted to go somewhere for Christmas markets, and we mused over various German destinations before I piped up that we could do something different and go to Poland. None of us had been to Poland before, and most of the… Continue reading Krakow: A Contrasting Trip Of Christmas Cheer & Harrowing History

england · united kingdom

Seeking Out New Places In London & Accidentally Seeing All Of The Landmarks

When I met my friend in October to see her off back to Australia, we had a plan to see lots of odd places in London that we hadn't been to before. We've both been to London countless times, seen all the landmarks over and over, and this visit was more about going off-beat and… Continue reading Seeking Out New Places In London & Accidentally Seeing All Of The Landmarks

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A Whirlwind Tour Of Belgium: Ghent, Antwerp & Brussels

After Budapest, I'd decided to come home via Belgium - due to flight prices and times, it made more sense to fly to Brussels, spend a night in Belgium, and then fly home from there, saving me Β£100 in the process. This quickly turned into one of my mad plans to then spend that Β£100… Continue reading A Whirlwind Tour Of Belgium: Ghent, Antwerp & Brussels