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 – 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...
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...
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 – Romania

Travel Diaries – Romania

Gap Year Days 96 – 111 As we made our way to Romania, I was thinking – I had 14 hours on the train from Prague, so plenty of time! – that I really don’t know anything about Romania. Oh, I knew about Transylvania, and Dracula, but I’ve not...
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 placed we decided to meet with some friends for a weekend. With the dates set, we had a few more days to...
Travel Diaries – Bratislava

Travel Diaries – Bratislava

Gap Year Days 85 – 88 Arriving into Bratislava felt like a new part of our journey. We were really getting into Eastern Europe now. If you had asked me six months ago where Bratislava was, I probably would not have even been able to say what country it was in....
Travel Diaries – Salzburg and Vienna

Travel Diaries – Salzburg and Vienna

Gap Year Days 81 – 85 When we where planning this part of our trip we really wanted to spend some time in Salzburg, but once we started looking into it, we just couldn’t find any accomodation that suited us. It’s a really popular place! Travelling...
Travel Diaries – Innsbruck and the Alps

Travel Diaries – Innsbruck and the Alps

Gap Year Days 75 – 81 After six weeks in Italy there were mixed emotions as we crossed the border heading north. We had become used to Italy and knew what to expect, and now we were venturing into the unknown again. But oh, how exciting it was to be finally in...