Transylvania. When I say it chances are one picture sprung to your mind. A dark and stormy night with voluminous clouds pieced by flashes of lightening. In the distance a structure perches on an outcrop of rock. The structure has tall pointed towers, perhaps a moat and drawbridge and definitely […]

In search of Dracula

It seems that I needn’t have set my alarm for this morning, the Sunday church bells surround our hostel and clang though our third story windows as if the slatted wooden shutters wern’t even there. Outside the sun is only just starting to illuminate the rough stones of the buildings; turning them […]

Kotor – Montenegro

“An O.H. & what?” We were laughing hysterically and Alex wasn’t quite sure what was going on. Which was fair enough really because what we were doing was pointing randomly at potholes in pedestrian sidewalks, hanging wires and non-hard hat wearing construction workers and calling “OH&S!” to each other, then laughing […]

Visiting Romania: a country of warm hearts.

    Hola! Wake yourself up this morning with a coffee and a pastry from any of the cafes around the city. If you can find them, try some Xuixos (pronounced ‘shoo shoo’) they are native to a city just above Barcelona and their light crispy outsides are filled with crema Catalana […]

One day in … Barcelona!

In Italy a croissant is called a ‘Cornetto’ and is (in my opinion) the perfect way to start your day, the morning is also the only time of the day that you can order a cappuccino and not be judged as a tourist for it, after this it’s espresso only […]

One day in… Rome

So, you have one chance, one opportunity, one day. To seize everything you’ve ever wanted from Budapest. How are you going to set up your day? Here are my suggestions for what to do with just one day in this beautiful city! Start your day marveling at Hero’s Square – […]

One day in … Budapest

Aran Islands – The Aran Islands are my absolute favorite thing in Ireland. They are off the coast of Galway, just close enough for a day trip from the city and they are 3 islands that have broken off the mainland a very long time ago. The area that they […]

What not to miss in Ireland

  What else can you do in London without breaking the bank? Some really fun experiences are waiting for under ₤10! Food – Brunch in Kensington – I have spent a few of my visits to the city staying in Kensington and discovered some great brunch spots, just near to the […]

London without the penny pinching

  I’ve just had a week in London. I went into it with mixed feelings – London can be a slightly overwhelming city. It is so huge, so expensive and has so many different facets to it that it can be easy to get confused as to what to do. […]

London for Free!

I think that everyone harbours a fantasy that they should have lived in a time gone by. It might be as recent as the swinging 60’s that you feel connected to, or it might be as far back as the times of the Romans that calls to your soul. I […]

Sintra, King for a day!