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Chasing a Dream - Part I "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

Bohemian Trek

SLOVENIA | Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 | Views [207]

Croatia - 28 May The second Busabout tour got off to a rough start when myself and one of the other girls missed the tour departure in Split. We had arrived into Split Friday night and slept that night on the boat. I had thought we had Saturday ... Read more >

Tags: austria, croatia, czech republic, lake bled, prague, salzburg, slovenia, split

The Dalmatian Coast

CROATIA | Sunday, 29 May 2016 | Views [464]

What do you get when you combine 1,800 km of turquoise coastline, pirate costumes, a wicked case of the sways, and 24 awesome people? An amazing 8 days sailing the Dalmatian Islands of Croatia from Dubrovnik to Split with Busabout. Once again the group ... Read more >

Tags: croatia, dalmatian coast

Dubrovnik, Croatia

CROATIA | Sunday, 22 May 2016 | Views [272]

Friday, 20 May We arrived into Dubrovnik late in the afternoon, then went out for a final farewell dinner together, before touring the old town with a local guide. The old town is completely inclosed by a thick fortress wall which can be walked ... Read more >

Tags: croatia, dubrovnik

Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA | Friday, 20 May 2016 | Views [132]

Wednesday, 18 May It was a stunningly scenic drive from Belgrade into Bosnia as we passed through the lush countryside, winding our way along the river. We stopped for a few hours at Srebrenica at the memorial site of where approximately 8,000 ... Read more >

Tags: bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo

Belgrade, Serbia

SERBIA | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Views [163]

Monday 16 May The Topdeck tour runs its own coach bus, which took us from city to city and it was a nice change from the hassles/joys of navigating public transport. It was a half day’s drive from Budapest to Belgrade, Serbia, with a smooth ... Read more >

Tags: belgrade, serbia

Budapest, Hungary

HUNGARY | Monday, 16 May 2016 | Views [208]

Saturday, 14 May The train from Vienna arrived into Budapest around 11am; I said a quick goodbye to the Tucan tour group and headed off on my own to The Hotel Flamenco, where I would join the new Topdeck Balkin’s tour. I picked up a 24hr ... Read more >

Tags: budapest, hungary

Vienna, Austria

AUSTRIA | Friday, 13 May 2016 | Views [436]

Thursday, 12 May It was a 4hr train ride from Prague to Vienna and by the time we arrived, and got checked into the hotel, it was close to 2pm. That left little time for many of the sites, as most the museums and palaces close around 5:30 or 6pm.... Read more >

Tags: austria, lipizzaner, vienna

Prague, Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Views [283]

Tuesday, 10 May We arrived into Prague earlier than expected at 6:30am, and my bunk mates and I were scrambling to get dressed and off the train. Luckily it was the last stop, otherwise we never would have made it, as our tour guide didn’... Read more >

Tags: czech republic, prague

Photos: Eastern Europe

ESTONIA | Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Photo Gallery

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High Tatras, Slovakia

SLOVAKIA | Monday, 9 May 2016 | Views [151]

Sunday, 8 May We left Poland early in the morning and took a scenic 4 hour bus ride, passing into Slovakia and arriving at our guest house in the Tatry Mountains. It was a treat to get away from the city and crowds and take in some fresh mountain ... Read more >

Tags: high tatras, slovakia


POLAND | Sunday, 8 May 2016 | Views [239]

Warsaw - Wednesday, 4 May It was a long 8hr bus ride from Lithuania to Warsaw Poland and we arrived quite late in the evening. Since Lauren had not yet been to Warsaw, I accompanied her on a quick reconnaissance of the Old Town, so she could get ... Read more >

Tags: auschwitz, krakow, poland, warsaw

Vilnius, Lithuania

LITHUANIA | Wednesday, 4 May 2016 | Views [172]

Monday, 2 May It was a 4hr bus ride from Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania. We arrived in the early afternoon, and immediately set out for a walking tour of the Old Town; similar to both Tallinn and Riga, though much larger and with many more modern ... Read more >

Tags: lithuania, vilnius

Riga, Latvia

LATVIA | Monday, 2 May 2016 | Views [134]

Saturday, 30 April In the morning we departed Estonia for Riga, the capital of Latvia. It was a comfortable 4hr bus ride on a surprisingly well equipped vehicle; there was WiFi onboard and each seat had its own entertainment system showing the ... Read more >

Tags: latvia, riga

Tallinn, Estonia

ESTONIA | Sunday, 1 May 2016 | Views [163]

I arrived into Tallinn Estonia in the late afternoon to rather disappointing weather. It was raining hard and was quite a bit cooler than London had been. Too tired to deal with the public bus, I paid the 10 euros for a taxi to the hotel. I was a day ... Read more >

Tags: tallinn

England and Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 | Views [251]

It was a bit of a shock to arrive into the cold rain of London after two months of balmy weather in Africa, and I had to dig into the bottom of my backpack for the down jacket. Despite the chill, it was still nice to enter the bustling heart of the city.... Read more >

Tags: cotswold, london, scotland

Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 | Views [278]

Let me start by saying a week is not nearly enough time to spend in Cape Town, there is so much to see and do that in 6 days I was only able to get a small sample of this beautiful city and its surroundings. I spent two nights in the city center, right ... Read more >

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Namibia to Cape Town

NAMIBIA | Saturday, 9 Apr 2016 | Views [312]

On the 4th day in Namibia we drove 400+ km on an unpaved desert highway, passing rugged mountains and wild horses, before arriving to the fresh coastal air of the Atlantic Ocean. Seeing the desert open into the sea was a pleasant change after a month ... Read more >

Tags: namibia, sossusvlei


NAMIBIA | Sunday, 3 Apr 2016 | Views [278]

We’ll spend 10 days traversing the whole of Namibia; I think one of the most scenic of the Southern African countries I have visited thus far, primarily for the diversity of landscapes. We entered Namibia on Tuesday, March 29th, breezing through ... Read more >

Tags: etosha national park, namibia

Botswana and Okavango Delta

BOTSWANA | Monday, 28 Mar 2016 | Views [407]

Another day, another border crossing. This time from Zambia into Botswana on a short ferry across the Zambezi river. Wealthier than most of its neighbours due to the large diamond industry, it is a beautiful sparsely populated country. The evening we ... Read more >

Tags: botswana, okavango delta

Photos: Zambia & Botswana

BOTSWANA | Monday, 28 Mar 2016 | Photo Gallery

Victoria Falls from Zambia side, Botswana's Chobe NP and Okavango Dela
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