Category: Europe


Budapest, Hungary

Top things to do in Budapest Take an evening stroll along the Danube and admire the view from Chain Bridge at night Try traditional Hungarian food at Cantine in Andrassy Street Check out St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament buildings (although best seen at night from Chain Bridge) Take a moment at the Jewish Memorial […]


Vienna, Austria

Top things to do in Vienna Visit the Naschmarkt Walk through the beautiful gardens of the Schonbrun Palace Visit the Belvedere Palace Have a picnic next to Mozart’s Statue Check out the Hofburg Palace Check out Vienna’s cafe culture and try a slice of Sachertorte or Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancakes) Vienna Vienna was the next stop […]

Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Top things to do in Prague Visit the Old Town Square Watch as the Astronomical Clock strikes the hour Try a trdelnik Take a stroll along the Danube River and walk across Charles Bridge Spray paint on the John Lennon Wall Wander through the Mala Strana neighbourhood Visit St Vitus Cathedral and watch the changing […]


Porto, Portugal

For our next and final stop in Portugal we took the train up north to Porto. For all the places I’d been to I’d had a full on list of everything we needed to see, do and eat but with Porto I had nothing. The extent of my list was: taste port. That’s it. And […]


Lisbon, Portugal

Plan a trip to Lisbon Where to stay We stayed at a hostel in the Alfama neighbourhood of Lisbon. It was called Inn Possible . This was a budget friendly option for backpackers. LxRoller Lisboa Central looks like another affordable option for those preferring to stay away from hostels. Or try Lisbon Unique Apartment for […]


Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

After the most incredible time in Spain I was a little worried that anything else would pale by comparison. But Portugal did not disappoint. Not one bit! We took a bus from Sevilla, popping across the Spanish/Portuguese border into the Algarve to a coastal town called Lagos. For anyone planning a trip to the Algarve, […]


Sevilla, Spain

Trying to put our experience in Sevilla into words is definitely going to be a challenge as an experience as special as that can’t ever really be fully retold or understood in full. But I will try my best. We arrived after our train in from Madrid, walking out into a brick wall of heat. […]


Madrid, Spain

Arriving in Spain’s busy capital, Madrid was undoubtably a shock to the system after quiet and small Valencia. Ever since we arrived in Spain, Jodi has been on a mission to find the delicious churros that she had as a little girl when she was with her family. So the excitement was uncontainable when we […]


Valencia, Spain

Jodi and I arrived at Valencia train station and were greeted by a friend of ours from high school, Giulio. It was so lovely to see him after such a long time and we were never short of conversation topics, all trying to catch up on the eventful past months. Giulio has been living in […]


Barcelona, Spain

Spain has always been one of my absolute dream destinations. So you can imagine the extent of my anticipation as we got onto our train from Montpellier to Barcelona. I was beyond excited! We got there 3 hours later and proceeded to try to find our hostel using saved google map directions on our phones. […]


Provençal Paradis

Packing our bags and getting on a train we headed into the Provençal region of France. Our first stop was Marseille which I’d heard mixed things about. It is the third largest city in France and is also the French city with the largest number of North African immigrants which geographically makes sense because in Marseille […]

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