Category EUROPE

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 […]

36 hours in Venice

My first visit to Venice was way back in 1996 on a orchestra tour of Lake Garda and surroundings.  Since that first visit I had longed to return, finally twenty years later I booked a cheeky weekend before heading off to Slovenia for a weeks adventure.  As I had been before and already ticked off the main sights and […]

Top 5 London Brunch Spots

Brunching seems to inadvertently become my new weekend hobby habit…. I lived in Australia back in 2009 and loved how well avocados were put to use, avo & poached eggs on sourdough was a firm favourite, or simply just avo as a spread in sandwiches.  I came back to London and never forget asking for avocado […]

Sarajevo Stole My Heart

I was a teenager when Sarajevo was under siege.  The internet wasn’t part of our daily life then and we relied on one of the five TV channels we had to feed back the world news to us or one of the tabloid papers.  I remember knowing there were terrible things happening in Bosnia but I think […]

Magical Krakow!

I’m so lucky living in the UK that Europe is literally on my doorstep.  Europe is so accessible and fairly cheap to travel so at least once a year I like to do a multi-country trip.  Sometimes the trip means I only spend one or two days in one of the main cities in the country, but as far […]