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The Grand Canals of Venice
 

The Grand Canals of Venice

Ahhh Venice… a labyrinth of stunning architecture and alluring attractions, riddled with canals and trampled by 20 million tourists each year. Everybody wants to come to Venice and realize that romantic image of Italy we...
Hidden People
 

Hidden People

These are the words from the journal of Nathanael Weirson: “There is a story we learned about how the elves of Iceland came to be: “When the human world was...
Sibiu, a Saxon Masterpiece
 

Sibiu, a Saxon Masterpiece

We scored a pretty sweet Airbnb place in Sibiu, right outside the old city walls. It was in a perfect location for us to explore the old town and, since it...
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...
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...
Banská Bystrica’s Fireworks Extravaganza
 

Banská Bystrica’s Fireworks Extravaganza

The day before New Years Eve we set off on a hop, skip and a jump through Slovakia, with only a week before our time to be exiled from the...
Family time in Dombestein
 

Family time in Dombestein

What a whirlwind the past week has been, it’s hard to believe that just over a week ago we were jumping on a plane for Norway. We’ve been up to...
The Green Pastures Beyond Zagreb
 

The Green Pastures Beyond Zagreb

We were en route to our new workaway home: a horse farm venturing into permaculture, just a short train-ride from Croatia’s capital of Zagreb. Arriving at Zagreb’s main station, we had the first of what would...
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...
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...
Stockholm, Venice of the North
 

Stockholm, Venice of the North

We arrived in Stockholm bright and early, eager to get the most out of our stay. We had planned on a two-night-extravaganza-adventure in Stockholm before taking a ferry to Helsinki....
Walking the Streets of Troy
 

Walking the Streets of Troy

          The Illiad, one of the two popular epics attributed to Homer, is an ancient Greek story set during the Trojan War. The Illiad is probably...
Insane Train to Ukraine
 

Insane Train to Ukraine

We had written down all the details for our train and set off early in the morning for the station in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia. We were going to ride the...
Five Things to See When in Austria
 

Five Things to See When in Austria

Top Five of Austria Next up in my Top Five series… Austria! We spent about a month in Austria this past December, and though we visited only two cities, we still felt...
Skaftafell
 

Skaftafell

These are words from the journal of Ashleigh of Westphalia: “Today I felt tested and rewarded, physically and spiritually. Nathanael and I hiked roughly 17 kilometres around the mountains of...
Schengen Area… confused?
 

Schengen Area… confused?

      Ashleigh and I were only a few days into our trip when we embarrassingly discovered certain visa regulations that forced us to almost completely alter our original...
My five favourite things in Norway!
 

My five favourite things in Norway!

My Top Five of Norway I wanted to do a quick entry about five of my favourite things we saw/did that I would recommend to anyone visiting Norway! Check out the...
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 Reasons You Need to Visit Romania
 

Five Reasons You Need to Visit Romania

Top Five of Romania Romania is wrapped in an aura of mystery and timelessness. Even today when we mention Romania, people still seem a bit in awe by that sense...
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...
Top Picks of Ireland
 

Top Picks of Ireland

Ahhh, the Emerald Isles! Ireland is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen, and I felt like we had barely enough time to scratch the surface. Still, enjoy checking...
Welcome to a Finnish Tea Party
 

Welcome to a Finnish Tea Party

Fancy a cup of tea with herbs freshly picked from the garden? How about a snack made with wild nettles and oregano? Back in the land of saunas and Moomin,...
Niš Loves Sexy Sundaes
 

Niš Loves Sexy Sundaes

We decided to take a bit of a vacation from volunteering to venture through Serbia and get a last taste of summer in Montenegro. First stop: Niš! Isn’t that the best...
‘Neath Ancient Rosslyn Waits…
 

‘Neath Ancient Rosslyn Waits…

‘Neath ancient Rosslyn waits secrets so secret nobody really knows what the secret is anymore. Some say the Knights of the Templar stored vast riches in the tombs of Rosslyn...
Latvian Opera and Holiday Beaches
 

Latvian Opera and Holiday Beaches

Time for a little break from real-life and a sweet, relaxing vacay in Latvia! Wait a minute, haven’t we been on a break from real-life for a while now? Oh...
A Peek into Innsbruck
 

A Peek into Innsbruck

Looking at a map, you can see the province of Tyrol, the leg of Austria (kicking Switzerland in the face) with the capital town of Innsbruck stuck to its shin. Nestled there in the Karwendel...
Bologna, City of Many Names
 

Bologna, City of Many Names

Bologna is known by many names because it’s a city with a high reputation. It is called “La Grassa” (the fat one) for its famous rich and fatty cuisine. A view from...
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