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Trip: Europe

There are [24] stories from my trip: Europe


Photos: Turkey

TURKEY | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Turkish Delights

TURKEY | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [839]

My new favourite destination for adventure is Turkey..... I stumbled across this place back in April this year when I set off for 10 days on an ANZAC day mission, tracing the steps of the Aussie diggers during WW1.  Started in Istanbul - a breathtaking ... Read more >


London Life

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [1155] | Comments [3]

Well - it's been nearly a year since my last entry and over the past few days my feet have become itchy again..... so I logged back in to the journal for some inspiration. Since July last year I've been mostly in London - working and trying to sort ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Photos: Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Van Gogh and Copa America

NETHERLANDS | Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 | Views [759]

The moral of this story is not to try and ride bikes when you are drunk in Amsterdam! Bikes + Dutch beer + Brazil winning the Copa America = good times

Tags: Philosophy of travel


I AMsterdam!

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Views [1430]

On the road again - this time only 45 minutes away on a plane - to the chilled out city of Amsterdam, Holland for a few days break. One of the best things about Amsterdam for me was the fact that 3 of my favourite people in the world happnened to ... Read more >

Tags: friends


Smiling on the tube

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | Views [1135] | Comments [1]

Londoners don't like to smile much. Especially when they are riding on the tube (the sub ground train system here in London). Favourite passtimes on the tube each day, between work and home, include reading trashy newspapers, listening to iPods and also ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


London Town

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | Views [940] | Comments [1]

London for me at the moment consists of: Working in a challenging job as HR Advisor, excellent experience! Walking the streets of lovely suburb Kilburn in NW London, savouring the small delights of hot coffee, fruit vendors on the street and the ... Read more >

Tags: Work


A day in the Garden

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 9 Jun 2007 | Views [926] | Comments [1]

So, I hear the weather back in Australia is haywire at present.... storms, floods, rains and winds! Its a different story here in Leeds at the moment, where the sun is shining and the weather is sweet! Today I have been practicing my portugues (for ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


North England

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jun 2007 | Views [1020] | Comments [2]

Leeds in north England reminds me alot of Newcastle in Australia. Its got a great university here, so there are always plenty of students roaming the streets. Along with the university always comes plenty of pubs and coffee places... One of my great ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors


Loving Leeds

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 25 May 2007 | Views [1053] | Comments [2]

This time, 4 months ago, Angie and I would have been celebrating our first full week of travelling in Chile. Its amazing to remember back an relive how much has happened since January this year.... the events, the people, the places and the wonderful ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Day 123 - Park + Sunshine = Happy Times

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 20 May 2007 | Views [801]

What to do on a sunny Sunday morning in central London?? Plenty of things, but one thing I have always enjoyed is sitting in the park, drinking coffee and watching life go by. What better opportunity than visiting London's famous Hyde Park, decribed ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Day 121 - Playing Monopoly

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [1016] | Comments [1]

I think Monopoly is the best board game around, so on my first proper day in London, when I didn't have a clue what to start with, I reverted back to my childhood days of playing one of my favourite boardgames! I bought a travelcard, rolled the dice ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Photos: England

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Arrived in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Views [744]

Well, after 4 hours in Barcelona airport, 2 hours flying and over an hour on the tube I have arrived in London. The weather here is quite nice, sunshine and blue skies, but alas, of course I have a headcold from Barcelona!! Always the way.... So, today ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Day 117 - An excuse to go to the Aquarium

SPAIN | Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [1073]

What to do on a rainy day in Barcelona? Parks... no. Museums... closed on Mondays. Walking the city... don´t have umbrella..... I had been secretly looking for an excuse as to why I could visit the Barcelona Aquarium, after reading rave reviews on the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Day 115 - Getting Gaudi

SPAIN | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [4130]

Ask anyone here in Barcelona and they will tell you the first thing you should see as a tourist is the the work of Gaudi - Barcelona’s most famous and brilliant modernist architect, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). Even now, many years after his heydays, Gaudi's ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Barceloneta Beach

SPAIN | Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [4499]

In Barcelona you are never far away from some interesting architecture.. not even on the beach! Today I braved the masses to head to Barceloneta beach, and some amazing sites. One of them being this sculpture on the beach - but the designer of this building ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Day 113 - Beating off the backpacker blues

SPAIN | Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Views [1455]

I have to admit that after 4 months of backpacking, I reached Barcelona feeling exhausted, mal-nutritioned and generally fed up with living out of a bag every single day. I did, however, remember that I only have the opportunity to live once, and that ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Day 110 - Holy Toledo!

SPAIN | Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [1264] | Comments [1]

Well, we don´t say the phrase `Holy Toledo`for nothing! Today I took the 1 hour bus ride from Madrid centro to Toledo for the day, stepping back in time to tiny cobblestone streets, small shop windows in cute little curving alleys and views of the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


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