Video: Italy / Greece / Croatia

Unfortunately this video had to become a bit of a montage of three countries in three minutes when I lost my phone (not once, but twice, throughout the course of filming this video). The first time I had my phone ripped from my neck (along with my wallet, passport and camera) by a man on…

Get Me To The Greek

3 countries in one day – not a common claim. Leaving Croatia with our final destination being Greece, we had a pit stop in the middle, and why not Serbia? We had a six hour layover in Belgrade, so James and I decided we would take the opportunity to explore the Serbian capital. I had my…

Good Morning Croatia

Split Catching an overnight ferry from Italy to Croatia cost €95 (Blueline Ferries) and provided us with fantastic first impressions of the country we were to spend the next week exploring. We arrived ridiculously early, however it took us longer than expected to find Adriatic Hostel (great location) which was tucked away amongst the huge…

Getting Jiggy With The Irish

I landed at Dublin Airport, immediately made my way into Hueston Train Station (€6) where I jumped on a train to Killarney. It took me a while to find Killarney Railway Hostel in the dark; although like its name suggests it was very close by! I thought it was a wonderful hostel, the rooms reminded…

Finding Paradise in Portugal

Porto Riding completely solo for the first time I’d been in Europe, I was both nervous and excited. First destination was Porto; and my first impressions were that it possessed the rawest beauty of any city I’d ever seen. I stayed in Alma Porto Hostel (€13/night) and it would have been a fantastic experience if…

Hanmer Springs

An idyllic spot perfect for a weekend getaway of not much more than rest and relaxation. The easiest way to get there is to fly into Christchurch airport and either catch a shuttle or drive; it takes a bit more than hour, probably closer to an hour and a half. The town is only small, it’s…

Paris: more than just a city

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea”. I was very excited to be meeting my mum and Aunty here as they began their six week Eurotrip. My first night was spent at La Regent Montmarte Hostel, where I awoke early, transported my gear to Hotel Chopin on Passage Jouffrey and waited…

Paris: bringing out the poetic inner self

Beautiful people, sights, weather and food – how could one not be inspired to write a poem? After deciding it would be a ridiculous challenge to expect myself to detail my weekend in Paris purely in rhyme; I have settled with the classic acrostic poem – which although not quite so poetic, still allows me…

Video: Paris, je t’aime!

Sometimes you go to a new place and have a perfect run of experiences from start to finish. This was me in Paris, not once but twice. Love it!