Travel Diaries – Milan

Travel Diaries – Milan

Gap Year Days 57 – 61 Milan was one of those places where we messed around a little with the accommodation. Not because we couldn’t get any this time, but because there were two cheap Hiltons in the area so we took the opportunity to clock up two stays....
Travel Diaries – Bologna

Travel Diaries – Bologna

Gap Year Days 54 – 57 Bologna! The first thing I think about is spaghetti bolognese! That most delicious and simple of pasta dishes, that everyone at home has a special recipe for. Has it got vegetables? Tomato paste? Or like one that sometimes gets cooked in my...
Travel Diaries – Tuscany

Travel Diaries – Tuscany

Gap Year Days 43 – 54 The worst part about travelling is moving between locations. Packing everything up and lugging it all to the airport/train station/bus stop. More than likely more than one form of transport is required. The relief of arrival in a new town...
Travel Diaries – Naples

Travel Diaries – Naples

Gap Year Days 39 – 43 In Rome we boarded our Italo fast train for the trip to Naples. The trip was to take just over an hour. As soon as we got out into the countryside the speed slowly climbed, until the train was moving along at 300km/hr! It felt like we sat...
Travel Diaries – Rome

Travel Diaries – Rome

Gap Year Days 34 – 39 Our arrival into Rome Fiumicino Airport was blissfully uneventful. We relied as usual on Google maps to get us to our hotel. Take a train, then a bus! All was going well, until it was time to get on the bus. We couldn’t find the bus...
Travel Diaries – Budapest

Travel Diaries – Budapest

Gap Year Days 31 – 34 Ahhh, Budapest! We arrived early in the morning after our uneventful overnight train trip from Krakow. We knew we would have to waste some time before we could drop our bags off at our accomodation at twelve, and still couldn’t...