• 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 […]

  • Latin America
  • Transport Woes Visiting Santa Marta, Colombia

    Cartagena Taxi, Transport Woes

    While visiting Colombia last year, I was keen to head up the Caribbean coast to see Parque Tayrona, which I had heard was quite special. I had only initially intended on seeing Cartagena and Bogotá during my visit, so I attempted to shuffle things around to accommodate a visit. Little did I know the problems […]

  • Bulgaria
  • Where to Stay on Bulgaria’s Coast

    Old Nesebar, Bulgaria's Coast

    For decades, mostly those east of the Iron Curtain really knew about the golden beaches that lie on Bulgaria’s coast. Today that’s not the case, with an increasing number of visitors from Western Europe and the UK choosing to spend their summer holidays soaking up the sun on the Black Sea. A big factor in the rush […]

  • Romania
  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Romania

    Vlad Tepes, Visiting Romania

    Romania seems to be in the midst of a tourism resurgence, with visitor numbers growing the last few years after a sharp decline a decade ago. This is nothing but good news, as this Eastern European nation is able to captivate travellers with its old-world charm and natural beauty. I think those that decide to venture […]

  • Romania
  • 4 Day Trips from Brașov, Romania

    Peles, Day Trips from Brașov

    For visitors, the gothic city of Brașov is a gateway into the surrounding towns of Transylvania. Brașov is a major regional hub and is quite centrally located within the Romanian region of Transylvania. It is also situated on the main train line that crosses the country on its way to Bucharest, the nation’s capital. All of this means that […]

  • Romania
  • 11 Essential Things to do in Brașov

    Brașov

    Romania’s city of Brașov is kind of a perfect reflection for the country’s Transylvanian region. The city has all the elements that make Transylvania such a captivating place, available to you in a single city. It is yet another city of the Siebenburgen, whose development into a medieval city is owed to the Saxon Germans who […]

  • Latin America
  • First Time in a Light Plane in Belize

    Light Plane Belize

    As someone who has travelled for most of my life, I’ve had the good fortune to fly many, many times. However, in all those years I had never experienced flying in a light aircraft. Last year, that changed with a very unexpected flight during my visit to Belize. My first stop in Belize had been […]

  • Photos
  • Photo Series: Sighisoara, By Day and Night

    Sighisoara

    When I decided to travel to Romania this May, there was one main thing drawing me to the country – Transylvania. For many people, this region and its fictional inhabitant Dracula are all they know about the large and diverse country of Romania. I wasn’t much better and I was intrigued by the mystical, gothic […]