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The London Tube
 

The London Tube

It was midnight on January 20th when we landed in London Gatwick airport. We were tired from our lengthy, cramped flight, sandwiched between airplane seats, and wanted more than anything...
Life on a Swedish Farm
 

Life on a Swedish Farm

Rocking gently in a Harry Potter-esque train compartment, we were bound for the east coast of Sweden. We were heading for Ramsjӧgård farm in Bjӧrklinge, just outside of Uppsala and...
Green Building in Solbacka Village
 

Green Building in Solbacka Village

            Deep within the Finnish wilderness, there is a secret valley. The valley is surrounded by a thriving, untouched wilderness and a magnificent forest of...
A Crash Course in Castles PART II
 

A Crash Course in Castles PART II

           Due to the large number of castles Ashleigh and I visited on our tour of the United Kingdom (16 in total!), and the vast amount...
Krakow and the Wawel Dragon
 

Krakow and the Wawel Dragon

           Poland was a thrilling, financial break for us. After being traumatized by a $30 bowl of soup at a fish-market in Oslo, not to mention...
Korčula and Hvar, Gems of Dalmatia
 

Korčula and Hvar, Gems of Dalmatia

Bumping and twisting around the mountainous coastline of Dalmatia, the lower region of Croatia, we took a sudden left up Pelješac peninsula. We were racing the setting sun, crossing our fingers that...
Into the Heart of Istria
 

Into the Heart of Istria

In the land of Istria: a broad peninsula jutting from Croatia’s northern coastline, one can wander through seaside fishing villages, clamber up to hilltop citadels, and rediscover leftovers from the might...
The Holy Mosaic of Sarajevo
 

The Holy Mosaic of Sarajevo

Our first stop in Bosnia was, of course, Sarajevo. Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and we had been fortunate enough to find a workaway host with the...
Viennese Cupcake Trees
 

Viennese Cupcake Trees

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Vienna? For me, hmmm… the Grandeur. Stately, Baroque palaces and government buildings lit by crystal chandeliers, grand...
Five Reasons I Loved Ukraine
 

Five Reasons I Loved Ukraine

My Top Five of Ukraine Our time in Ukraine was an eye-opening experience. We met some wonderful people who invited us to see Ukraine from their point of view and I...
Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania
 

Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania

We had finally arrived in fascinating land of Transylvania, Romania. We had been eager to visit for quite some time, even more so after speaking with Gabor, a big fan of...
In Fair Verona
 

In Fair Verona

“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” … The family finds themselves in a city alive with romance, drama, and the shadows of two of the world’s most famous...
The Tasty Truffles of Istria
 

The Tasty Truffles of Istria

Truffles, mmmmmm. It’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind of exciting sights, scents, and flavours when you’re exploring somewhere new. Croatia is no exception, with its mouth-watering...
Five Reasons to Visit Bulgaria
 

Five Reasons to Visit Bulgaria

My Top Five of Bulgaria Want to go somewhere different? With some incredible scenery, friendly people, and wooden monasteries perched on mountains? Look no further than Bulgaria! I loved our...
Top Picks of Wales
 

Top Picks of Wales

My Top Five of the Wales So I might be stretching the list a little bit here, but since we only spent a few days in Wales we didn’t get the...
A Night Ride through Budapest
 

A Night Ride through Budapest

        Our very first Couchsurfing experience began in Budapest and we were privileged with meeting such a wonderful host! Gabor met us at the train station and took us into...
The Medieval Charm of Sighișoara
 

The Medieval Charm of Sighișoara

Just before leaving our home in Cluj-Napoca, in the spur of the moment, we were convinced to hitch a ride with a friend in the direction of Sighișoara: a brightly coloured citadel overrun...
Five Things I Loved in Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

Five Things I Loved in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Top Five of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina was in the back of my mind for a long time before we finally decided to visit. Initially when we were...
Balkan Trek: First steps through Bulgaria
 

Balkan Trek: First steps through Bulgaria

         Two pairs of huge, gooey eyes stared up at me expectantly as I sat on the porch of Little Spring’s Guesthouse, tying up my bootlaces. Even...
Bright Lights of Ljubljana
 

Bright Lights of Ljubljana

We arrived into Ljubljana a bit earlier than expected, but excited nonetheless. We were right on time to watch the Christmas lights start going up and in just a few...
It’s Always Sunny in Freiburg
 

It’s Always Sunny in Freiburg

After bidding adieu to most of the family, Nathanael, Braeden and I found ourselves having lunch in a bustling square in Freiburg, the first stop on our German adventure. Students filled the...