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Dante’s Inferno in Slovenia
 

Dante’s Inferno in Slovenia

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.” ― Dante Alighieri, The Inferno From the top of...
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...
Behind the Battlements of Dubrovnik
 

Behind the Battlements of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, has been the most impressive “old town” we’ve ever visited on our incredibly long journey. An extraordinary citadel set on the rocky shores of the...
The Path of Cúchulainn
 

The Path of Cúchulainn

              A long time ago, sometime between about 600 and 150 BC, the Celtic people travelled across the sea from western Europe and invaded Ireland....
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...
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...
Lviv is like a Box of Chocolates
 

Lviv is like a Box of Chocolates

It’s always fun to take pictures with random sculptures, especially when they seem to invite people to pose with them. Who could resist this guy? No one wants to sit alone!...
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...
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 Reasons Why I Love Turkey
 

Five Reasons Why I Love Turkey

My Top Five of Turkey Our time in Turkey was filled with wonderful people, delicious food, and incredible experiences. We went out and saw as much as we possibly could,...
Tallinn, a City of Medieval Enchantment
 

Tallinn, a City of Medieval Enchantment

What could be more enchanting than a skyline of medieval buildings, cathedrals, stone walls, and spiralling towers? Tallinn is an amazing blend of medieval history and young, party vibe. Nathanael and I...
A Crash Course in Castles PART I
 

A Crash Course in Castles PART I

         Before coming to Britain, even before embarking on our European journey, I would often sit and dream of treading through stone passageways, patrolling the length of...
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...
Hello, Beachtown Montenegro!
 

Hello, Beachtown Montenegro!

Hello, Montenegro! Time for a last bit of fun in the sun before the winter closes in on us once again! We arrived in Bar, Montenegro late in the evening...
The Void
 

The Void

These are the words from the journal of Jon the Weir: “I, Jon the Weir, descended into a crack in the earth. I climbed precariously for many fathoms in the...
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...
Packed for Europe
 

Packed for Europe

          We’ve gotten our travel gear together and I think we’re finally ready to embark on our incredibly long journey. All I have left for possessions...
In the beginning… there was Bergen!
 

In the beginning… there was Bergen!

At long last the countdown is done and the time has finally come to disembark. Our plane left from Vancouver at 1:30 in the afternoon on October 23rd, through Seattle...
I’m on the Road to Uppsala
 

I’m on the Road to Uppsala

        Long ago, as early as the 3rd century AD, a great temple was built in the name of the ancient Norse gods on the site of what...
Far over the misty mountains… Oslo
 

Far over the misty mountains… Oslo

Our next stop was Oslo. After having a chance to explore the smaller city of Bergen and the even smaller communities in Nordfjord, we were eager to see what the...
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...
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...
The Idyllic City of Brașov
 

The Idyllic City of Brașov

The city of Brașov, with its medieval towers and Saxon architecture, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and ski slopes, stands out in my memory as being a idyllic place to live in...
Five Must-Visit Spots in Croatia
 

Five Must-Visit Spots in Croatia

So you’re heading to Croatia for your next vacation? Great choice! Croatia is an incredible blend of everything you could want in a destination; beautiful natural spaces, rich history, turquoise water,...
The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik
 

The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik

      Ashleigh and I swung back and forth in unison as we wound up the snaking road to the top of Belogradchik, a small village resting on the side of...
Top Picks of Sweden
 

Top Picks of Sweden

My Top Five of Sweden In the continuing series (check out the rest of Scandinavia too with Norway, Finland, and Denmark), my top picks of Sweden! Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala Gamla Uppsala is the original...
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