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Hyperadobe Building in Crete
 

Hyperadobe Building in Crete

Out of all the wonders we’ve witnessed in our travels through Europe, our workaway experiences have been the most memorable. In Finland we lived with an alternative community, constructed a yurt...
Roman Walls and Ruined Castles
 

Roman Walls and Ruined Castles

We arrived by bus into the lovely city of Stoke-on-Trent in late January, eager to move on from the bustling streets of London. Phil and Carole welcomed us into their...
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!...
Beyond the Bridge of Mostar
 

Beyond the Bridge of Mostar

On its way to recovery from the Bosnian War, the beauty and mystery of Bosnia-Herzegovina has been revealed to the world. In the Herzegovina region the town of Mostar lives and breathes again as...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Florence, Cradle of the Italian Renaissance
 

Florence, Cradle of the Italian Renaissance

Between the beautiful architecture and delicious wines (just outside the city you will find the Chianti wine region) tourism has become the major driver of the Florentine economy. Florence, or...
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...
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...
Flavours of the Balkans
 

Flavours of the Balkans

What are we eating in… The Balkans! I want to start by saying that we LOVED the food throughout the Balkan region. Think rich soups, stews, grilled meats, and pies...
Storms a Brewin’ at Castle Spiš
 

Storms a Brewin’ at Castle Spiš

A cold wind was already blowing when we arrived in Levoča, a medieval, fortified town that became part of the UNESCO Heritage List in June, 2009. Spiš county was our final stop in far...
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...
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...
My Favourite Spots in England!
 

My Favourite Spots in England!

My Top Five of England I knew that we would be spending more time in England with my brother so I decided to postpone judging my favourite spots in England, and...
The Climb to Arthur’s Seat
 

The Climb to Arthur’s Seat

The next stop in our journey was a country I had been dreaming of seeing my whole life… Scotland! The rolling hills, the bagpipes, the Irn Bru, the haggis! And...
A Swedish Interlude
 

A Swedish Interlude

Sweden, Sweden, Sweden! We had a brief stop in Gothenburg on our way to Copenhagen, so here are some pictures! We decided on staying just two nights since we weren’t...
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...
Tiszafüred Thermals and Eger Wine
 

Tiszafüred Thermals and Eger Wine

…Meanwhile, in a remote village somewhere on the Hungarian plains… Yes indeed, that was a straw bale dressed up to look like a pig from the video game Angry Birds, but...
My Five Favourites of Slovakia
 

My Five Favourites of Slovakia

Top Five of Slovakia Ahhh Slovakia! Imagine the dramatic peaks of the Tatra Mountains, hearty food, and medieval castles– does it get much better? Modern, thriving Slovakia is a popular...
Charming Chania and the Egyptian Lighthouse
 

Charming Chania and the Egyptian Lighthouse

As we prepared to say arrivederci to Italy, we set our sights on the islands of Greece for our next destination. Everyone raves about the rock bottom prices Ryanair offers to fly...
Five Great Things to Do in Serbia
 

Five Great Things to Do in Serbia

My Top Five of Serbia We dashed through Serbia in two quick, but busy bursts before continuing on our journey. The former Yugoslavian countries have a complicated relationship with each...
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...
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...
Christmas Eve and Tales of Brno
 

Christmas Eve and Tales of Brno

Having a weekend off from babysitting duty in Vienna, we were trying to figure out the best place to spend our Christmas holidays– and it had to be somewhere cheap because...
Final weekend in Copenhagen
 

Final weekend in Copenhagen

We spent one last weekend in Copenhagen to see a few things that we didn’t get a chance to see the first week we were there. It had gotten colder since...
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...
Five Awesome Places in Hungary
 

Five Awesome Places in Hungary

My Top Five of Hungary We spent a few weeks in Hungary, travelling mostly in the area around Budapest, and I loved it! It was a country I didn’t know...
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