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Monthly Archives: September 2012

First world problems in Vienna

We never thought we could cope with travelling without a plan. At home we have synced iPhone calendars, a year calendar on the kitchen wall and a weekly meal plan on the fridge. For a trip to NYCView full post »

Where we’re at: Ayvalik, Turkey

Whoops, sorry for the radio silence. It has been a big week and we are exhausted. We have been making the most of catching up with Mum and Dad and exploring this incredible country – andView full post »

Budapest, Hungary: Part 2

As you may have gathered from this post, Budapest was originally three cities. Buda and Óbuda lay on the west bank of the Danube, and Pest on the east, until they were unified in 1873. The two sidesView full post »

Budapest, Hungary: Part 1

We’re usually hopeless at picking favourites. I don’t have a favourite colour, food, movie, book or restaurant. I have favourite colour schemes, but I don’t think that counts. TheView full post »

A night walk in Pest

We normally arrive in a new place in the middle of the afternoon, with a room booked for the night through Hostelworld and the location marked on our phone through tripit . If it’s less than aView full post »

Devin Castle, Slovakia

The Devin Castle is in Slovakia, overlooking Austria, less than thirty kilometres from Hungary. This excited us rather a lot. Given we still proclaim “we’re in Victoria AND New SouthView full post »

Bratislava, Slovakia: the new

In as much as the old parts of Bratislava are gorgeous, I really fell in love with the new. The concrete housing blocks built to house the proletariat are unsurprisingly pretty awful, but everywhereView full post »

Bratislava, Slovakia: the old

We visited Bratislava for a couple of days between Prague and Budapest and I am so glad we did. The city gets pretty awful tourist reviews, but I decided it was like the city version of Mamma Mia andView full post »

Kutna Hora and the Sedlec Ossuary

Kutna Hora is an easy (and essential!) day trip from Prague. An hour by train takes you to a lovely country Czech village full of old cathedrals, rolling hills, beer taverns and a chapel constructedView full post »

Prague, Czech Republic: Part 2

A few more pictures from our time in Prague before we move on to the very macabre Kutna Hora. The graffiti pictures below are from the Lennon Wall, which was one of my favourite stories of theView full post »

Prague, Czech Republic: Part 1

We were very sad to say good-bye to Shona in Wroclaw. We both moped a bit that night.  From Wroclaw we jumped on a bus to Prague, which was quick, cheap and fairly comfortable (a.k.a. theView full post »

The Great Gnome Reconnaissance Mission, Wroclaw

The gnomes of Wroclaw (they call them “dwarves” but they are clearly gnomes) are up there with the Mongolian puzzle museum and the Krakow Salt Mine as Rob’s trip/life highlights toView full post »