Travel Diaries – France

Travel Diaries – France

Gap Year Days 365 – 378 This was to be our second visit to France during our gapyear. On our first visit we only spent a few days in Paris. I wasn’t all that taken with the city on my first visit, but I had learnt from that and now it was getting a second...
Travel Diaries – Tallinn

Travel Diaries – Tallinn

Gap Year Days 336 – 339 We stepped off the ferry in Tallinn to blue skies and temperatures that were cold, but not brutal. I managed to keep my gloves off for most of the walk to our hostel and Simon even lamented at the lack of snow. Works out we were just in...
Travel Diaries – Helsinki

Travel Diaries – Helsinki

Gap Year Days 334 – 336 As we were looking at the flights and accomodation we had booked for Helsinki a couple of days before we travelled there we noticed a discrepancy. The flight was meant to be on the 12th of March, but for some reason the paperwork was...
Travel Diaries – Copenhagen

Travel Diaries – Copenhagen

Gap Year Days 323 – 327 We landed in Copenhagen to snow. We knew we were flying into completely different conditions to where we had come from. It was 36 degrees in Kuala Lumpur as we made our way to the airport. Here it was below zero, and we had never really...
A Day Trip from Zadar to Plitviče Lakes National Park

A Day Trip from Zadar to Plitviče Lakes National Park

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Zadar was its proximity to Plitviče Lakes National Park. From here it is an easy day trip to Plitviče. Here’s all the details how to get from Zadar to Plitviče Lakes and back, entrance details, and of course a whole pile of photos...
Travel Diaries – Croatia

Travel Diaries – Croatia

Gap Year Days 157 – 173 Our arrival into Croatia is a bit of a blur. If you have read my previous diary on Bosnia & Herzegovina you will know we were battling a bit of a stomach bug. It really was touch and go if we travelled or not. We did not get on the...
Travel Diaries – Albania

Travel Diaries – Albania

Gap Year Days 134 – 141 I am generally a morning person – I am usually up well before 7am without an alarm and do my best work before lunch time. Starting my day at 4am was just too much though, even for me. We passed over the border into Albania at about...
Free Food Tour in Sofia, Bulgaria

Free Food Tour in Sofia, Bulgaria

I can already hear you scoffing – free food tour, it doesn’t exist! Well, it does in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Balkan Bites Food Tour has been operating in Sofia for three years now and is the perfect way to learn a little bit about the Bulgarian culture while...
Travel Diaries – Bulgaria

Travel Diaries – Bulgaria

Gap Year Days 111 – 123 Bulgaria! Yet another country that if you asked me about a few months ago I would have been hard pressed to even name the capital. I was so keen to visit though, because it seemed so exotic. I don’t think I know anyone who had...
Travel Diaries – Prague

Travel Diaries – Prague

Gap Year Days 92 – 96 We had been sweltering in Brno, but as we arrived in Prague there was a welcome change in the weather. We where here for four days, and rain was forecast for all of them. Prague was one of the “must-see” cities on our list...
Travel Diaries – Brno

Travel Diaries – Brno

Gap Year Days 88 – 92 Prague was always one of our “must visit” cities when we planned this trip. It got even more exciting when it was the place we decided to meet with some friends for a weekend. With the dates set, we had a few more days to...