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Greek Island Hopping Part 4: Sailing back to Santorini

GREECE | Saturday, 10 Jul 2021 | Views [2]

We needed to get back to Santorini from Naxos in order to get our plane back to Timisoara so we thought we wouldn’t risk ferry delays and stay our last couple of nights back on Santorini. This would also mean we would be a short taxi ride away ... Read more >


Photos: Sailing back to Santorini

GREECE | Saturday, 10 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Greek Island Hopping Part 3: Navigating our Way around Naxos

GREECE | Thursday, 8 Jul 2021 | Views [3]

The ferry ride to Naxos was another very calm and serene trip with stunning sea views so we arrived at the main port in Naxos feeling pretty chilled. However, after the relative quiet of Folegandros the hustle and bustle at the port was quite a shock.... Read more >


Photos: Navigating our Way around Naxos

GREECE | Thursday, 8 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Greek Island Hopping Part 2: Fantastic Folegandros

GREECE | Saturday, 3 Jul 2021 | Views [6]

We were excited to start the first hop of our island hopping trip, our destination from Santorini was the smaller and hopefully less touristy island of Folegandros. We had booked our tickets via the ‘Ferry Hopper’ app and they seemed like ... Read more >


Photos: Fantastic Folegandros

GREECE | Saturday, 3 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Stunning Santorini

GREECE | Monday, 28 Jun 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Greek Island Hopping Part 1 : Stunning Santorini

GREECE | Monday, 28 Jun 2021 | Views [3]

Emma’s long summer holiday was fast approaching and once again covid put a spanner in our travel plans. We had hoped to spend time at our house in South Africa but cases were rising rapidly there and the government brought in stricter lockdown ... Read more >


Corvin Castle and Deva

ROMANIA | Thursday, 24 Jun 2021 | Views [47]

Another long holiday weekend in Romania and it coincided with Emma’s birthday so we had to make the most of that. We decided to head to Hunedoara and visit Corvin Castle and the citadel at Deva. As it was Emma’s birthday we booked a couple ... Read more >


Photos: Corvin Castle and Deva

ROMANIA | Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021 | Photo Gallery


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A Short Break from Timisoara in Paulis

ROMANIA | Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 | Views [52]

On the calendar there was highlighted a random holiday on a Tuesday, Children’s day I believe ( I’m still waiting for the day they celebrate Uncles), but what use is a holiday on a Tuesday? However, once in a while something good happens ... Read more >


Photos: A Short Break from Timisoara in Paulis

ROMANIA | Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Steam Trains and Wooden Churches in Maramures

ROMANIA | Monday, 3 May 2021 | Views [65]

The next morning we had time to look around Gura Humor, even if we hadn’t had time, we could have looked round as it only took a few minutes There was absolutely nothing to see in the town so we headed to the bus station to get the bus to Vesus ... Read more >


Photos: Steam Trains and Wooden Churches in Maramures

ROMANIA | Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Suceava and the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021 | Views [57]

Our next destination after Iasi was to visit the painted monasteries of Bucovina. These UNESCO world heritage sites are not so easy to visit by public transport so we decided to splash out for a tour, and the best place to organise this was Suceava. ... Read more >


Photos: Suceava and the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

ROMANIA | Monday, 26 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Iasi

ROMANIA | Monday, 26 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Overnight Train to Iasi

ROMANIA | Monday, 26 Apr 2021 | Views [43]

Emma had a week off for the Orthodox Easter holiday so it was time to head out and explore more of the fascinating country that is Romania. Our plan was to head as far away from Timisoara as we could by direct train and then meander our way back over ... Read more >


Photos: Easter Weekend in Oradea

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 | Photo Gallery


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Easter Weekend in Oradea

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 | Views [52]

The quarantine restrictions in Timisoara were relaxed just in time for the long Catholic Easter weekend. Not sure why we were let out as the covid cases hadn’t gone down in the 2 week shut down, but we weren’t going to argue as it meant we ... Read more >


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