Travel Diaries – Edinburgh

Travel Diaries – Edinburgh

Gap Year Days 361 – 365 We walked out of the airport in Edinburgh and were greeted by a gap in the clouds and a glimpse of blue skies. Things were looking up! We took a few more steps and realised it was also lightly raining. Little did we know, this was the...
Travel Diaries – England

Travel Diaries – England

Gap Year Days 358 – 361 When we landed in England we were back in our first primarily English speaking country since we left Australia almost twelve months ago. Oh yes, lots of other countries also have English as an official language (like Singapore, or India)...
Travel Diaries – Porto

Travel Diaries – Porto

Gap Year Days 353 – 358 We were travelling from Lisbon to Porto on Easter Sunday. I woke up that morning to discover I had come down with a cold. Great! Getting caught in the rain the previous day in Sintra had probably not helped the situation either. After a...
Travel Diaries – Lisbon

Travel Diaries – Lisbon

Gap Year Days 348 – 353 After a month of temperature either below zero or just above it, it was so nice to arrive in Portugal to blue skies and gentle breezes. We were still wearing all of our layers from Warsaw, and almost melted on the short walk from the...
Travel Diaries – Warsaw

Travel Diaries – Warsaw

Gap Year Days 345 – 348 We arrived into Warsaw after nine hours on a bus from Vilnius. I have to say though, that it really wasn’t too bad. The seats were comfy enough, there were toilets, coffee and tea facilities, seat back tvs, and best of all for me, decent...
Travel Diaries – Vilnius

Travel Diaries – Vilnius

Gap Year Days 342 – 345 It always seems that we get the best weather on travel days. We left Riga on a beautiful day with bright blue skies, giving us a brief glimpse of the city in sunlight. The sun was still shining when we arrived in Vilnius around four hours...
Travel Diaries – Riga

Travel Diaries – Riga

Gap Year Days 339 – 342 We arrived in Riga on the bus from Tallinn. It had been a relatively pleasant roll through the snowy countryside. As soon as we got off the bus the cold hit us – again! We are heading south, and it’s closer to the end of March than...
Travel Diaries – Stockholm

Travel Diaries – Stockholm

Gap Year Days 330 – 334 Our flights from Tromso to Stockholm came with a little bit of excitement. We had to change planes in Oslo, and as we were lined up to board the second flight, there was an announcement that the flight was oversold and they were looking...
Travel Diaries – Tromsø

Travel Diaries – Tromsø

Gap Year Days 327 – 330 Norway was our starting point when we first came to Europe at the beginning of our gap year all the way back in April last year. We really liked Oslo and Bergen, and promised to be back. I didn’t think then that we would be visiting again...
Travel Diaries – Montenegro

Travel Diaries – Montenegro

Gap Year Days 141 – 149 When we planned this next part of the trip we got the map out and looked at where we might like to go, the most logical path seemed to be to make our way along the coast to Budva, only 85km away across the border into Montenegro. We had...
Skopje Public Transport

Skopje Public Transport

One of the things we really struggled with when we arrived in Skopje was working out how to catch a public bus. I’ve therefore put together this quick guide. This will in no way be definitive, as we left feeling not a whole lot more knowledgeable than our...
Monastery of St Naum – A Day Trip from Ohrid

Monastery of St Naum – A Day Trip from Ohrid

Ohrid is a lakeside town on the banks of – funnily enough – Lake Ohrid in the southwest of Macedonia (FYROM). Everyone we spoke to before our arrival said we had to visit the Monastery of St Naum. Here’s what we found out during our visit that will...