Still drying off from my damp day in Salzburg, today we were arriving in Melk. Located in lower Austria, this little town is most known for Melk Abbey. We were heading there this morning after breakfast for a tour of the Abbey. We were told it was not to be missed. Our guides were right! … More Melk and Krems
Today I am waking up in Linz, Austria. An early start to the day means we’ve got plenty of things to see and do today! Of the options provided to us, we chose to discover the salt mine just outside of Salzburg followed by a lunch. The other option, for those who are Sound of … More ‘White Gold’ Digger
We leave Munich for Vilshofen to board the AmaViola. Adventures by Disney teamed up with AmaWaterways for their Danube River Cruise for the holidays. I was excited to get the day started as this would be the start of our holiday! The bus was full and it wasn’t long before our Adventure Guides had us … More Wilkommen!
Leaving Matamata behind, we arrive in Rotorua. I was warned about this place smelling of sulphur. So bad they said, I would want to puke. Well…FYI, it’s not that bad at all. When getting off the bus I didn’t even notice a smell to be honest. We checked into our hostel, Rock Solid. They are … More Rotorua — What’s that smell?
Arriving in Auckland, I have no idea what day it is anymore! Flying into New Zealand has pushed us three hours ahead and I’m already confused… It was about 530am (local time) when we landed. Our bus to Matamata leaves at 745am, so we had plenty of time to kill….or so we thought. Customs ended … More A Hobbit’s Tale
Today we arrive in Melbourne, or as some of the locals, and friends who have lived here, call Melbs. Everyone said this was a ‘must see’ sort of city. I was excited to see what it was all about! I hadn’t really done any research into Melbourne, so I didn’t have an agenda here. The … More Melbourne….Melbs….Meh
The last couple of days in Italy were spent exploring the island of Capri. We also toured the Amalfi Coast by bus. It was a dream come true ending to an amazing adventure! To start, we took a ferry from Sorrento to Capri. The island itself is comprised of two towns, Capri and Anacapri. The … More I left my heart in Ravello…
An early start to the day meant that we had to pack everything the night before. We were leaving Rome behind today. The remainder of our trip would be spent in Sorrento — it was our ‘home base’ so to speak. The hotel we stayed in was call the Grand Hotel La Favorita. It was … More In the Shadow of Vesuvius
The morning of our 2nd day in Rome we had to ourselves. We would be meeting our group later in the day to have our guided tour of the Colosseum. After having our breakfast, mum dad and I set out to find Trevi Fountain. Time to make some wishes! Along our walk, we found ourselves … More “Rome – the city of visible history…”
The morning of our first full day on this tour is underway. We make our way to our private terrace to have some breakfast. The group we’ll be traveling with all seem nice. Everyone seems to be very excited to get this trip underway. Our guide seems a bit flakey, not all with it or … More They let ME into the Vatican!