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Istanbul

TURKEY | Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | Views [408]

I left Istanbul upset and in a rush much to my dismay. I was tired of the hostel and party (!) lifestyle and just wanted to be in the comfort of my home and I longed to be with the people I love. All this on my last day at my last stop of my solo ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, cities, european adventure, food, nights out


Eating My Way Out of the UK

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | Views [345] | Comments [1]

So it's happening and I'm leaving - WAAAAH! :( But it's been a fabulous run for me in the UK and I enjoyed so much of it. The scenery, the friends, the weather (!), the shopping, the cities/towns/villages, EVERYTHING! Strangely though, I never got ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, flights, food, uk


Leaving Soon :(

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [278]

Leaving is always difficult. Leaving the UK has always just been a tad worse than just difficult. It's my last day here and I think I've woken quite early compared to the last few days. Looking outside the window, I look onto a lush garden and sheep ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, friends, reflections, uk


Issues, Issues and More Issues

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | Views [348]

Considering I did an excellent job with catching trains in Europe, I'm having an awful time with the transport in the UK. It's not that it's substandard and terrible here - it's just that I seem to have a running streak of issues. First, there was ... Read more >

Tags: buses, european adventure, hostels, trains, uk


Live in Liverpool

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | Views [407]

What I like most about being in Liverpool is the music. Yes, the greatest band ever, the Beatles, was born here and I'm here on a pilgrimage. Even though they've disbanded and half of them are no longer, their legacy lives on strong in this vibrant ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, hostels, music, sightseeing, uk


I Love Travelling!

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | Views [385]

What an unbelievable day!  When the alarm rang at 7am, I briefly woke up but drifted back to sleep. I had the strangest dream in this half hour daze where I dreamed I just got back to work and everyone was asking me questions about my year ... Read more >

Tags: dreams, european adventure, friendly strangers, friends, road trips, uk


Skye

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | Views [313]

I feel like I'm leaving Skye with a mixed bag of feelings. While I'm happy I made it out here and love the beauty of the isle, I feel slightly disappointed because I don't think I've done it justice with my visit.   Skye was one of the places ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, outdoors, trekking, uk


Highland Times

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | Views [264]

The Scottish Highlands are really something. I traversed this amazing scenery this time by train. Unfortunately, even with a nearly solid nine hours sleep the night before, I found myself nodding off a lot, probably missing out on a lot of the scenic ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, trains


Off to Scotland!

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Views [327]

Wow! That is what London is. I've had an amazing time in this awesome city catching up and creating fun with great friends. Chilling out in parks, visiting museums, partying - really just enjoying and getting to know the city for what it is. ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, trains, uk


Back in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | Views [316]

There's something about London that always catches me. Even with three hours sleep, I had enough energy to reminisce and the joy and wonder I felt walking through London as an eleven year-old visiting for the first time.

Tags: cities, european adventure, sightseeing


6 Months Anniversary

DENMARK | Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | Views [247]

I can't believe it's the end of my Eurail segment of my trip. I can't believe it's been six months has passed since I left Brisbane.  Needless to say, it's been an UNBELIEVABLE six months. As I was walking to the train station at 4am this morning ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, reflections, trains


Thursday: A Casual Day in Copenhagen

DENMARK | Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | Views [1005]

Life's simple pleasures are really the most fulfilling.   It rained today. I stayed up too late last night. Maybe I drank too much too. But it was all in the name of fun and more importantly, it was time well spent with good friends I don't ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, reflections


Leaving The Harbour Town

GERMANY | Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | Views [328]

Life always seems to throw a challenge at me the day after a crazy night out.  I found out five minutes before my train to Copenhagen was due to leave, that it had been cancelled because of an engine fault. To get us to Copenhagen, the transport ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, nights out, trains


Berlin

GERMANY | Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | Views [387]

Where they burn books, they will start burning people. - A very apt quote from German poet, Heinrich Heine, from 1820, at the Nazi book burning memorial   I'm taking my second last train ride with my Eurail pass. My European adventure is ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, history, sightseeing, trains


Dresden

GERMANY | Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Views [475]

Visiting Dresden was a sombre experience, knowing that it was the most heavily-bombed city in WWII. It is such a stark contrast to Prague, which never took a blow from the war physically and was so well-preserved. Walking from the train station ... Read more >

Tags: buildings, churches, cities, european adventure, sightseeing


I Left My Heart In Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Views [442]

I realised how much I loved Prague walking around it alone yesterday. I came to a conclusion - it's my favourite city in Europe.   Leaving Prague meant leaving my favourite city and one of my favourite people. Just like Prague, Andrea and ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends


Romantic Rainy Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | Views [296]

I love Prague.   It's as magical as I thought it would be and even better. The only disappointment I have is that I haven't been taking enough photos and taking photos that do this beautiful city justice.   I'm staying with Andrea, ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, nights out, sightseeing


Thoughts on Budapest :)

HUNGARY | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [1193]

Hungary is unique due to its location - its culture, language and history is unlike any other country in Europe. Budapest is the centre of it and is a beautiful city. A lot of backpackers head to Budapest for two reasons - to party and to party ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, sightseeing, trains


Being Illogical

HUNGARY | Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Views [314]

Sometimes logic really escapes me. This morning I stood at Liberty bridge, pondering about how I should get to "the Hospital in the Rock" (an old hospital and nuclear bunker in the cave system under Castle Hill), from where I was. I could walk along ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, reflections, sightseeing, walking


In Vienna

AUSTRIA | Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [297]

Surprise, surprise! Vienna was JUST okay. It was indeed a sophisticated city with some impressive architecture and beautiful things, but I found it lacked character and was expensive. Maybe visiting it  right after delightful Cesky Krumlov has ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, sightseeing, trains


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