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ITALY | Saturday, 16 Apr 2011 | Views [605]

A slightly later start saw us having breakfast in the park of Colle Oppio, which overlooks the Colosseum, where we watched an impressive dogfight between the mutts being walked in a group. Ben & I pretended not to be vets. We then headed to “Santa ... Read more >

Tags: michaelangelo, palm sunday, piazza del popolo, pope, santa maria maggiore, spanish steps, st peters basilca, st pietro di vincoli, vatican

Photos: Romans, ruins and gelatos

ITALY | Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Rome! Needs no description
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Romans, Ruins and Gelatos

ITALY | Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | Views [415]

I awoke to cloudless blue skies with the promise of an excellent day’s walking. Unfortunately I had to leave Riomaggiore and spend 5 hours on the train to Rome, where I was meeting a couple of Uni mates for four days of culture, pizza and gelatos.... Read more >

Tags: colosseum, lasagne, rome, trevi fountain, vatican

Walking the Terraces

ITALY | Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | Views [522]

I rose early to catch the local train to Monterossa, the northern-most town in the chain of villages where I was planning on starting my walk back down to Riomaggiore. There was a sign up saying something about the trail being closed, but the actual ... Read more >

Tags: cinque terre, unesco heritage site, villages

Photos: Walking the Terraces

ITALY | Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

A pit-stop in Genoa followed by 2 great days in the Cinque Terre National Park walking through cliff-top villages
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From cities to national parks

ITALY | Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | Views [426]

A stupidly early train took me to Milan and (not having enough money to shop) from there to Genoa, where I was staying overnight at a B&B in the dodgy part of town overlooking the docks. Wandering past people drinking out on the sidewalk ... Read more >

Tags: beach, christophen columbus, cinque terre, genoa

Photos: Interlaken Adventures

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Catching cablecars up to the Schilthorn Peak, hiking around little Swiss villages, and generally loving the country life of the Alps, sans snow
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Interlaken Adventures

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | Views [1784]

I rose early to catch the train to Lauterbrunnen, from where I caught the bus to Trummelbach where I started my cable-car journey up to peak of the Schilthorn mountain. This top ski run in the Alps offers amazing views of the ... Read more >

Tags: dragons, gimmelwald, grindelwald, james bond, lauterbrunnen, mountain peaks, schilthorn

Photos: Bears & Bikes

SWITZERLAND | Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Stalking grizzly bears in Bern and cycling around the lakes in Interlaken
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Bears & bikes

SWITZERLAND | Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | Views [495]

Tip of the day: Make sure you have a good gap between your trains if you have a connection to catch. I booked my trains between Paris and Bern separately in order to give my self an hour (otherwise the maximum time was 30 minutes) ... Read more >

Tags: barengraben, bern, interlaken, nicholas cage

Photos: Picnics & Cemeteries

FRANCE | Saturday, 2 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Last couple of days in Paris enjoying one day of sun and hanging out on the streets at night like a streetkid
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Picnics & Cemeteries

FRANCE | Saturday, 2 Apr 2011 | Views [915]

Saturday was finally a sunny day! I headed out early to the Arc du Triomph where I was nerdy enough to be first in line to climb to the top, which afforded me with some great photos of a deserted lookout point before the crowds arrived. Beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: cimitere du pere-lachaise, eiffel tower, latin quarter, paris, sacre couer basilica

Photos: Five nights in Paris

FRANCE | Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Wandering the streets of Paris trying to fit in all the sights, and a visit to check out the Palace at Versailles
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Five nights in Paris

FRANCE | Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | Views [608]

Over a year in the UK already and with my 2-year visa rapidly running out I decided it was time to stop taking short trips and go the whole hog. So here it is: the start of my European adventure: a 3-4 month (or until my money runs out) trip. I ... Read more >

Tags: eiffel tower, louvre, notre dame, paris, pont neuf, st michels square, versailles, walking tour

Photos: Weekend in Wales

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

Three days roaming the southern coast of Wales and exploring the Vale of Glamorgan
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