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Monthly Archives: October 2012

SHAH-I-ZINDA NECROPOLIS | SAMARKAND

Samarkand was founded in 700BC, making it about the same vintage as Rome and Istanbul. It doesn’t get the hype of the other two, but it is a city of huge historical wealth and importance. ItView full post »

THE COOLEST KID (EVER)

Still going on the many many photos from Samarkand. I have no excuse, except that we’re in Florence. Sunset over the Ponte Vecchio, fresh pesto gnocchi, and spending far too much time stalkingView full post »

WHERE WE’RE AT: ROME, ITALY

I’m still drowning in Samarkand photos, so this is a cop out where we’re at post. Go with it, it’s Rome. One of the greatest cities in the world, in almost every sense.View full post »

THE HIDDEN CHARMS OF TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN

Most visitors to Uzbekistan skip Tashkent, and head straight to the ancient cities of the old silk road. Tashkent doesn’t quite have their charm, intrigue or sheer volume of awesome things toView full post »

THE CHORSU BAZAAR | TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN

It was already well over 30* by the time we left our hotel a bit before 8am, with a daily forecast of 43* for the rest of the week. We did begin to wonder whether we’d been a little tooView full post »

OUR WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN

It was almost 2am by the time we joined the immigration line at Tashkent – clutching our passports and invitation letters, and warily eyeing the guards. We didn’t have visas, or a roomView full post »

MORE BERLIN + THE REICHSTAG

Hello, hello From Dubrovnik. We have spent the last few days kicking back on the deserted little island Mijet – just us, four other tourists, and some fisherman. The restaurants were closed, theView full post »

BERLIN STREET ART AND OTHER GOOD THINGS

The German train system is efficient and extensive. And expensive. The Three Es of German public transport. We tried to get around this by booking on to regional instead of inter-city trains, whichView full post »

WHERE WE’RE AT | PERAST, MONTENEGRO

Hello from Perast! We flippin’ love this place. Is Montenegro on your bucket list? If it isn’t already, add it immediately. Tomorrow we are planning to head a little further along theView full post »

DRESDEN

I’m not sure what drew us to Dresden. We knew nothing about the city, beyond some vague mentions of the WW2 bombings in long forgotten history lessons. And as we walked through the industrial, SovietView full post »

FÜSSEN, GERMANY/OBLIGATORY DISNEY CASTLE VISIT

Germany wasn’t really on the cards for this trip, until Rob saw a picture of the Neuschwanstein Castle. They may have called the king who built it “Mad King Ludwig,” but the castleView full post »

Munich: Cheap Eat

We were prepared for our budget to blow out in Austria and Germany… which it did. Well and truly. Accommodation+transport+food=ouch, before we had even considered entrance fees. Let aloneView full post »

Drain surfing in Munich

The Englischer Garten is in the middle of Munich, and it is enormous. I thought Central Park was big. I even think the Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are big. The Englischer Garten is bigger. The tanView full post »

Munich

It was raining katzen und hunde when we left Salzburg to get the train to Munich, so we made the typically impulsive booking on lastminute.com (no decent hostels left) with the cheapest hotelView full post »