Sunny Sevilla

Sevilla is one of the most loveable cities in Andalucia. We stayed three nights in this charming city but because we came back here before heading to Portugal we essentially got a full four days. The tourist bubble can make the city seem quite small, but on one of our days we hired bikes and…

Video: Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey – the path of the king. So named due to King Alfonso’s visit in the 1920’s, when the monarch ceremonially walked the precariously constructed pedestrian causeway that had been built to ferry workers between two hydroelectric dams at the turn of the century. Looking at the crumbling remains of the original…

10 days in Andalucia

Aside from my biased love for Italy, Spain was the country which I adored most in Europe. Last time I managed to hit most of the hot-spots but this time around, I was keen to venture slightly off the main route. The best way to do this was obviously to hire a car; cue Panda,…

Sailing the Croatian seas

Well, not quite. To be perfectly honest, the only boat I went on is when Andy and I kayaked in Dubrovnik. Oh, and a 2 minute water crossing in Plitvice National Park. But more about that later – let’s start at the beginning. Zagreb Andy and I arrived overland to Croatia’s capital, stopping on the…

Video: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

It’s universally accepted that the hallmark of any good national park is resplendent natural beauty. They’ve all got it in some form or another. But what sets the ‘great’ national parks apart from the merely ‘good’ national parks? Put that question to a group of people, and you’ll likely find that the consensus immediately splinters….

The tale at Lake Bled

Once upon a time (actually, not too long ago) two eager humanlings awoke in the fairytale city of Ljubljana. They were enthusiastic explorers and wanted to go on a day time adventure, but the all important question was where to go? Although the land sprawled extensively in almost every direction, the humanlings were always mindful…

Ljubljana: expectations exceeded!

Before I went, I knew Slovenia for its highly Instagrammable lake and not much more. I couldn’t even pronounce the name of its capital (loo-blah-nah FYI) but this was set to rapidly change in a short three days. Not nearly enough time to see the country, but enough to leave us wanting more. Our first…

The last supper in Trieste

Trieste was to be our final destination in Italy. We wanted to get to Slovenia (and keeping up with our overland transport theme) we broke up the trip with a night in Trieste. Neither of knew that much about it, except that it was a port city – so we were excited to see what…

Family finale in Firenze

Florence would have to be one of the most likeable cities in Italy. It’s rich in culture and history, it’s beautiful and it’s compact. There really is something for everyone. It’s the kind of place where you could whizz through it and see most of the sights in a day or two, yet you could…

Just a small slice of Pisa please

Is any trip to Italy complete without an excursion to Pisa? Probably, to be honest, but not this time. And, given that our train from the Cinque Terre would pass right through on its way to Florence, we’d have been silly not to. Pisa Centrale station is located about an hours’ ride and €9 one…