Turkey 2010 – Olu Deniz

By | November 20th, 2010|Travel, Travel Diary, Turkey|

Making the most of our holiday buy back scheme at work meant that Esther and I had just enough holiday to book a couple of nights in Turkey at the end of August.  Our first holiday with just to two of us … eek.   Friends and family advised the Olu Deniz  would be a good [...]

Croatia 2010 – Plitvice, Split and Dubrovnik

By | October 14th, 2010|Croatia, Travel, Travel Diary|

Following the infamous Inter-rail trip for Spring 2010, Croatia was next on the list. Croatia is a county I’ve always liked … but I’m unsure why. It probably has something to do with Davour Suker chipping Peter Schmiechael from the edge of 18 yard box during the 1996 European Championships. What a team they had! [...]

InterRailing part 7 – Unplanned Prague

By | May 25th, 2010|Czech Rep, Travel, Travel Diary|

We needed somewhere cheap, and preferably somewhere not to far away.  By midday we were in Prague.  Ok so I’d already been on this eurotrip, but the girls hadn’t and wanted to, and I shamelessly wanted to do the bar crawl which I’d missed out on my first visit. My mother had panicked [...]

InterRailing part 6 – Munich

By | May 22nd, 2010|Germany, Travel, Travel Diary|

Munich was the last stop on the agenda, sadly our time on the road (or maybe that should be rails?) was coming to an end. We checked into another Wombats hostel which was nicely placed in the city centre.  We had a 10 bed dorm, but it was almost like a corridor, so the girls [...]

InterRailing part 5 Salzburg

By | May 18th, 2010|Austria, Travel, Travel Diary|

Our train to Salzburg involved going back to Vienna, and then onto Salzburg.  Salzburg wasn’t quite the metropolis we had got used to, it was instead a much smaller, quieter city, probably best know for ‘The Sound of Music’. Our hostel, the Yoho International Youth Hostel, resembled an old school building and at [...]

InterRailing part 4 Budapest

By | May 12th, 2010|Hungary, Travel, Travel Diary|

The Budapest Bubble hostel wasn’t the easiest place to find, and on first viewing, it didn’t look the greatest.  After a couple of days though we all  felt right at home and were on good terms with the two girls looking after the hostel. We arrived in the evening, so literally dumped our [...]

InterRailing part 3 Vienna

By | May 10th, 2010|Austria, Travel, Travel Diary|

Arriving in Vienna was terrifying.  Not because of the place itself, but because I did not know if I was at the correct stop or not.  Was I in Vienna yet?  I had no idea.  The time was roughly matched the printed arrival time on my ticket, but the station name was totally different, and [...]

Inter-railing part 1 – Berlin

By | May 1st, 2010|Germany, Travel, Travel Diary|

A short flight from Luton, my European adventure began in Berlin Germany.  I wanted to go InterRailing whilst I was still under 26 and therefore qualified for a youth ticket.  My ticket arrived in good time and came with some handy flyers.  All seemed to be in place. Berlin was brilliant, a city [...]

Hong Kong 2009

By | January 12th, 2010|Travel, Travel Diary|

To save us from the agony of a 24hr flight home from Oz, Dan and I decided a little stop over on the way home was in order.  In the end, Hong Kong was our chosen destination, and Dan booked us into a little luxury for our last two nights of the holiday.  [...]

Australia 2009

By | January 9th, 2010|Australia, Travel, Travel Diary|

Ah, back in Sydney, my most favourite city in the world!  24 hours on a plane had actually gone quite quickly and wasn’t half as leg crushingly painful as I expected it to be.  BA were excellent!  A quick stop where Dan could have a fag was a welcome back straightener, but all in all [...]