Video: Switzerland

There is no well-beaten path through Switzerland for backpackers on a budget. Perhaps due to its inflated prices, or its relentless commitment to providing every commodity at the highest quality (the former undeniably a function of the latter), a Swiss holiday has long been the domain of the elder traveller with considerable means. But it…

Switzerland: where the grass is greener

The price of buying our Swiss travel passes was the first red flag. The second was the cost of accommodation, even that of basic dormitories. The warnings and cautions we received from our friends and families should have been the final straw, but no, we chose to ignore this well intentioned advice. Instead, we planned…

A French indulgence

Touted to be the most romantic city on earth, Paris sure steals hearts, and fills bellies, when it comes to food. I love the way the Parisians eat: simple yet sophisticated, refined but still so tasty. Things that are common place at home suddenly become a delicacy in France. Why? Because they’re done so well….

A day trip to Colmar

To Colmar we went, on an endeavour The sights we saw, I’ll remember forever It was charming, quaint and all things cute To say anything but, would only be moot. We came from Strasbourg, 30 minutes by train To book in advance, not much is gained Buy at the station, €13.20 a pop It gets…

Strasbourg: a real life fairy-tale

I didn’t really know what to expect when we booked two nights in Strasbourg but coming from Paris, I definitely wouldn’t have pictured the university town to be quite so quaint. We left our bags at the station (as we couldn’t check in to our accommodation until later in the day) so we could explore…

Paris in 40 million steps

Really, does Paris ever get old? My third time in Paris and still, five nights was not enough. I think I could do double the time and easily find ways to fill my days. This time felt even shorter because the days were split between exploring the city and visiting the French Open. In Paris…

All aboard the Fed express!

Roland Garros has always been on the bucket list, so to visit here and the Australian Open both in one year goes down as a definite success. After seeing Federer bow out to Tsitsipas in Melbourne, I was very keen to see him win here in France. Alas, it was not to be – the…

Extra Brussels with a side of Ghent

Having been to Brussels before, I was a self designated advocate for keeping our time here to a minimum – I don’t mind Brussels, but it’s no surprise there are better cities in Europe. We decided on three nights / two days, with an ambitious suggestion by me to also include a day trip. Therefore,…

10 things to do in Amsterdam

With its canals, museums and coffee shops, it is easy to see why Amsterdam is one of the most popular places in Europe. It has a relaxed, happy vibe at the same time as always having something going on. Not to mention it’s sheer beauty. Here are ten ideas for your time in Amsterdam: Visit…

Amsterdam Eats

We all know that eating is one of my favourite things, and eating abroad only adds to that excitement. I am easily frustrated if I have a series of bad meals in a row, especially when it’s just bad quality and over priced. Often my day will revolve around including somewhere delicious and so I…