• Europe
  • The Trade Off Between Western and Eastern Europe

    Prilep Town Square

    As I set off again back to Eastern Europe, this time to explore Hungary and Serbia, it reminded me of an internal debate I’d had a while back. During my last two years in Europe, I’ve seemed to alternate between Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Western Europe has always been more familiar to me, having […]

  • Malta
  • 11 Things to Do in the Three Cities, Malta

    Fort View of Three Cities, Malta

    For many visitors to Malta, the nation’s capital of Valletta is the main Maltese city that they will explore. But it by no means the only city on the islands and you need only look across The Grand Harbour for proof. If you’ve visited Valletta and been to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, then you’ve likely looked […]

  • Poland
  • My Favourite Moments Visiting Krakow, Poland

    Krakow Old Town Streets

    Arguably Poland’s most popular tourist destination, visiting Krakow is a dreamland for those who love historic old towns and exploring local culture. Given how much praise I had heard for it beforehand, I arrived to the city in Poland’s south cautiously optimistic. Overhyping a destination can lead to unrealistic expectations, so I try not to […]

  • Europe
  • The Quaint Mining Town of Røros, Norway

    Røros Town

    Norway is very much a country known for its coast and with good reason. One word – fjords. When I was planning my trip to Norway back in 2014, I realised that every single place I had planned was on the country’s coast. Adamant that I should try to see what the country’s interior was […]

  • Belgium
  • Elsewhere: Lively and Lovely Leuven, Belgium

    Grote Markt Leuven

    How the city of Leuven isn’t a bigger deal in Belgium is beyond me. This small city in the region of Flanders is simply full to the brim with stellar attractions that I think can stand toe-to-toe with Belgium’s best. Leuven flaunts a distinctive UNESCO site, one of the most remarkable libraries I’ve visited and a […]

  • Malta
  • The Picturesque Harbour of Marsaxlokk, Malta

    Marsaxlokk Village

    The mediterranean islands of Malta are home to plenty of beautiful and scenic spots and the village of Marsaxlokk has to be one of its most picturesque. A traditional fishing village on the east coast of the island of Malta, Marsaxlokk woos visitors with its bright colours and laid-back atmosphere. Here’s a quick look at the delightfully […]

  • Italy
  • A Day Trip Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

    Rooftops of Assisi, Umbria

    If it weren’t for one man, the story of the small Italian town of Assisi would be vastly different. The town would have been relegated to the still prestigious ranks of being yet another awfully scenic hilltop town. But this is not the case and it’s all thanks to the pious St. Francis of Assisi. As […]

  • Malta
  • Tales, Legends and Folklore of Malta

    Ruins of Ggantija, Folklore of Malta

    Before I start sharing posts on all the different destinations you can visit on the islands of Malta, I thought I’d first pass on some tales and legends that I came across during my month exploring Malta. Sitting at a crossroads in the Mediterranean, Malta lies both between Italy and Africa, but also the Middle […]

  • Poland
  • 11 Sights to See in Wroclaw, Poland

    Busy Market Square Wroclaw

    The city of Wrocław in western Poland is somewhat of a paradox; it’s one of Poland’s largest tourist destinations and yet you seemingly here very little about it. Often also known by its old German name Breslau, Wroclaw is a city of many charms, particularly when it comes to its delightful, historic architecture. Of course […]

  • Slovenia
  • 9 Things to Know Before Visiting Slovenia

    Bled Castle over the Lake, Visiting Slovenia

    I keep finding myself returning to Slovenia. The country just seems to have a hold on me.  Since first visiting in 2013, I returned twice last year and I really wouldn’t discount another visit in the coming year. To me it’s kind of crazy how Slovenia isn’t a bigger deal for travellers to Europe considering […]