If you haven’t heard of Ostrog Monastery before, you may well have seen photographs of it. ...
I’ve known two of my close friends, Gloria and Kath, since Sixth Form. Although we ...
With Christmas fast approaching (I know, I know, we haven’t even celebrated Halloween yet!), would ...
Kotor was one of the major reasons I decided to visit Montenegro in the first ...
I recently took a 7-day road trip around Montenegro, and whilst many may argue that’s barely enough time to even scratch the surface, I believe that it gave me a great little taster of everything this incredible country has to offer. Although Montenegro is primarily known for its coastal cities (namely Kotor and Budva), this […]
If you read the Luxembourg post that I published last week, you’ll know that one of the highlights of my visit to the country was the day that I spent in Vianden. Nestled in a steep valley on the banks of the Our River, the picturesque setting alone would make this town worthy of a visit. […]
Depending on which source you acknowledge, there are somewhere in the region of 189-196 countries in the world. With that much choice, how do you decide which one to choose for your next adventure? Knowing where to look for inspiration is one of the first hurdles you’ll encounter. I’m certainly no expert, but I’ve planned […]
In spite of its proximity to the UK, the availability of cheap flights from at least three major UK airports, and the fact that English is widely spoken almost everywhere, Luxembourg remains one of Europe’s lesser-visited countries. In 2015 both France and Germany (two of Luxembourg’s neighbours) featured in the top 5 list of the […]
You may have noticed things have been a bit quiet here on the blog lately. That’s because – almost two years after putting my little flat on the market – we finally secured a successful sale. And on the 14 August I moved into my new home: a cosy circa 1910 2-bed semi-detached house with […]
Every year, when my birthday comes around, I like to take a trip to a new country. Or to a new part of a previously explored country. Since starting this blog I’ve spent birthdays exploring Budapest, Eger, Keszthely, and Pécs (Hungary), in Arequipa (Peru), as part of a long-term trip around South America, visiting Thessaloniki, Athens, […]
At the beginning of this month I went to Girona for four nights on my own. That’s not so unusual in itself, however despite my best laid plans I don’t think I actually spoke to anyone for the entire time I was there. Unless you count the staff who served me food in restaurants. […]
Whilst the majority of Tuscany’s larger towns can be easily visited in a day using the country’s reliable public transportation system, there are many more remote places in the Tuscan countryside that you either need to hire a car to visit, or book a tour. Considering that I don’t have a car back home and […]