Category EUROPE

London Walks: Old Street to Tower Hill

I was going to title this London Walks: East London and realised that would be a bit mis-leading.  East London is such a huge area and with there being no signs of gentrification slowing down saying that we’re heading to “East London” no longer just means we’re heading to Brick Lane.  On the contrary, no-one […]

London Experience: Up At The O2

Seventeen years ago the “Millennium Dome” appeared on our London skyline.  Waaay back then, Dad said “wouldn’t it be great if we could walk over this”.  One James Bond film later (still my favourite Bond opening), a rebrand by the giant O2 and it’s now a successful events space and now you can walk over the […]

London Walks: Kensington

I love living in West London but sometimes when things are on your doorsteps they are the least explored.  When friends come to stay it’s a perfect excuse to get out and re-visit some less frequented spots. First stop, Holland Park.  One of the most beautiful parks in London.  It boasts a Japanese Garden, an […]

Top Tips for Transylvania

  Waaaaaay back in 1998, during my GAP year I lived in Canada.  I met a lot of people during my time there but one that stayed with me was a guy called Ithaca who was from Transylvania, Romania.  The look on my face (and his!) when I realised in my young naivety that Transylvania […]

Driving in Romania

After road tripping Sicily and last year’s road trip round Slovenia I was fully confident with my driving on the right skills and this year decided it was time to do the long awaited road trip of the Transylvanian region in Romania.  Leading up to the trip, I spoke to a couple of Romanians about my […]

Slovenia: Top Five Must See Places

Following on from my cheeky weekend in Venice I transferred from Venice to Piran in Slovenia by GoOpti.  I can’t recommend them enough for the simplicity of getting from one place to another.  I tend to use companies like this for across border journeys where normally I would have to do a train, bus and maybe […]

London Walks: Southbank

Recently, I’ve had some very good Australian friends staying with me.  I sent them off for a good few days of ticking off all those classic London attractions that everyone should see on their first visit …. then it’s my time to be tourist guide…… Spoiler alert for any future guests, but I do have a standard […]