The city of love – Venice, Italy

Our first impressions of Venice were outstanding; we walked out of the train station straight into a march – it just so happened that we were visiting on the opening day of the Carnevale, meaning everyone was on a happy buzz, dressed up in various costumes and wearing masks of all kinds.  The majority of the…

When in Rome, do as the Romans do

Quickly embedding itself firmly in our vocabularies, ‘when in Rome’ provided an ongoing excuse for any form of inappropriate (and appropriate) behaviour that occurred throughout the weekend. And when you combine a bunch of Americans, Kiwis and Españols with a crazy South African and a cheeky Mexican thrown into the mix then you can be…

Nelson: a slice of paradise

Nelson, you beauty. This little slice of paradise is known to be some of New Zealand’s finest and with basically all of my favourite things on offer, I couldn’t agree more. It was such an easy getaway from Wellington (Friday evening through to Sunday evening – Air New Zealand’s flight times are perfect) that I…

Spontaneity pulls through – Bergamo, Italy

  Arriving at the train station with no particular destination in mind is something that everyone should try at least once. You may just find yourself pleasantly surprised. The next train out of Milan’s Stazione Centrale was to a idyllic little town nestled at the bottom of the Southern Alps, a place otherwise known as…

Kicking back in Courmayeur

  Being among the fortunate few who don’t have any mid-term exams, Danielle and I have been able to plan a month long trip around a number of countries within Europe. What better way to start this journey then by heading up into the Northern parts of Italy (and as it turned out, the Southern part of…

Wherefore art thou Romeo? – Verona, Italy

If one has a day to spare while in the Milano region, then a visit to Verona is the perfect way to fill it. All the tourist attractions essentially form a leisurely walking loop around the town, finishing up centrally in Piazza Bra. About ninety minutes after departing Milan’s Central Station, Danielle, Dimitri and I…

Video: Japan

Oh Japan. I think back now to the short, sweet time we had together, and boy do I miss you. Your landscape: incredible. Your people: humble and kind. Your food: absolutely delicious. Your infrastructure: clean and efficient. Can I come back yet?

Video: Eurotrip Part 3 (2014)

The final piece in this video series, part 3 sees Danielle and I visiting Vienna in Austria, followed by Salzburg and finishing up in Budapest, Hungary. Vienna felt very regal – there were so many palaces that we explored, and horses and uniforms and cathedrals etc. We had several lovely picnics lazing about various castle…

Video: Eurotrip Part 2 (2014)

This video covers our time spent in Denmark, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Copenhagen was absolutely fantastic. It was super idyllic and beautiful and if it hadn’t been so cold, I think Danielle and I both could have spent hours just combing the streets. It is definitely the most expensive place I have ever been…

Let’s not go hungry in Hungary! – Budapest

After living the life in Prague, we thought that we could take out the same amount of money for a day less in Budapest and truly live like Kings! After forking out the €8 it cost for each night at David Hasselhostel, we ventured out for dinner with our roommates to a Hungarian place called…