The Recollection Diaries: Belgium

As we left Amsterdam on a bus bound for Belgium, the reality that was going to be our next few months started to set in. Travelling for months on end sure sounds like a holiday, but it actually still involves quite a lot of work!  As the ‘organised one’ I was constantly researching each of…

The Recollection Diaries: Amsterdam

Our first stop in Europe was Amsterdam. Our flight had felt long, it had been long! Our layover was in a Chinese airport with literally nothing open.  Despite only being in transit we were still required to line up and give fingerprints – honestly the last thing I felt like. It was such a relief…

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…

A for Amsterdam

As I sit on the bus travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels, it’s hard to believe we’ve already finished our first stop in Europe. It’s also pretty crazy to think that any second now, we’ll be crossing the border into country #2 (wait, we just did!) made obvious only by a subtle change in the language…

Beer, waffles, chocolate & fries… must be Belgium!

Brussels Bright eyed and bushy tailed, we were very excited to touch down at Brussels Charleroi airport as it symbolised the beginning of our month long European road trip in April, 2014. Once Ryan Air had kindly informed us that we were amongst the 99% of their flights which land on time we disembarked the…