• Slovenia
  • Elsewhere in Slovenia: Beyond Ljubljana and Bled

    Celje Riverfront, Slovenia

    I have to admit that I’m quite smitten with the compact country of Slovenia. It’s a country that sits at the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe with all the benefits that location provides. What I mean is that it has the conveniences found when travelling in Western Europe, while still being a bit of an […]

  • Bulgaria
  • Hiking to Rozhen Monastery from Melnik

    Hiking Trail, Rozhen Monastery

    Bulgaria is quite well known for its monasteries, but I had failed to visit many of the well-known ones through my visit. So I was glad when I learned that near the town of Melnik was the historic Rozhen Monastery. Doing some interest research, I found out that while there was a road that joined the […]

  • Bulgaria
  • Photo Series: The Sand Pyramids of Melnik, Bulgaria

    Melnik Pyramids

    It’s kind of hard to believe that a place like Melnik, a town in southern Bulgaria, exists. It’s not because it is officially the smallest town in the country with just under 400 residents. It’s not because it is home to a huge collection of preserved Ottoman houses, protected as cultural monuments. Nor is it for the region’s […]

  • Czech Republic
  • 5 Czech Castles to Check Out

    Loket, Czech Castles

    Castles and Europe go hand in hand. They just do. When people think of European Castles, probably countries like Germany and France come to mind. And yet just a little further to the east, the Czech Republic is home to some undeniably gorgeous castles. Like in the rest of Europe, they come in different shapes and sizes and […]

  • Poland
  • What to See in Poznan, Poland

    Statue Square Poznan

    It’s rather peculiar that the city of Poznan in Western Poland isn’t a larger tourist destination. While Poznan is one of the biggest cities in Poland, it’s nowhere near as well-known to tourists as Krakow, Warsaw or Gdansk. The city boasts many of the same qualities that makes Poland such an enticing country to visit – […]

  • Bulgaria
  • Bacho Kiro Cave and Dryanovo Monastery

    Dryanovo Monastery by Bacho Kiro Cave

    My visit to Dryanovo started because of an incorrect caption on a Pinterest photo. As I’ve previously mentioned, my plans for Bulgaria were basically non-existent before arriving. Part of my itinerary building was simply looking at pictures of Bulgaria on Pinterest and finding places that caught my interest. One really cool photo that drew me […]

  • Bulgaria
  • Elsewhere: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

    Veliko Tarnovo

    Old royal capital boasting a dramatic cityscape, fascinating monuments and an epic fortress in the middle of Bulgaria. Before visiting Bulgaria, I really had no idea where to go. The itinerary I came up with was based on some quick internet research while I enjoyed the country’s coast. One of the stops I came up with […]

  • Europe
  • La Mercè Festival in Barcelona

    Gaudi Barcelona, La Mercè

    While venturing through Andalusia, Spain last year I decided to make a quick side trip to Barcelona to meet up with friends from Australia who were holidaying in Europe. Organised rather hastily, I hadn’t done any research or made any plans other than to catch up with my friends. Little did I know, it was going […]

  • Talking Travel
  • Strange Places I’ve Spent the Night

    Ice Hotel, Strange Places

    I’ve just recently stayed in the Polish city of Gdansk where I stayed in two rather unusual accommodations. The first was in student housing at the city’s Music Academy. Upon arrival I was met with violins being practiced and as I left, goodbyed with the sound of operatic singing. My second was in one of the towers of […]

  • Bulgaria
  • Plovdiv, An Ancient City with Youthful Spirit

    Plovdiv Old Town

    After enjoying Bulgaria’s coast for two weeks, it was time to head inland. Having only seen the seaside parts of the country, I wasn’t sure what to expect with my first stop in the city of Plovdiv. What I found was a place with a fascinating blend of colourful history and optimistic energy. Plovdiv truly is a city […]

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