My next stop on this Australian adventure took me to Airlie Beach. Chloe had booked us into one of the hostels on the main drag. We checked in and went to our rooms. I mean I’ve stayed in some pretty bad hostels before, but this one was pretty gross. If we hadn’t already gotten some sort of disease by just stepping in the door, the … Continue reading Airlie Beach and Then Some
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 some of the nicest people to deal with! It’s a … Continue reading Rotorua — What’s that smell?
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 one thing that I definitely wanted to see was the … Continue reading Melbourne….Melbs….Meh
Another early morning in Sydney….thanks a lot jet lag! We had nothing major planned for today other than the MOST exciting thing: the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb!! Chloe surprised me with tickets the day I arrived. We had talked about possibly adding this to our agenda while in Sydney, but agreed it was a bit too pricey. Little did I know she had purchased tickets. … Continue reading Sydney from New Heights
I’ve been told many a time in my life that when visiting new cities, if there is the option to see the city from the water, take it! The city has an incredibly different feel when you see it from the water than it does when getting lost among the avenues and streets. Chloe suggested we do just that; we bought tickets for a Sydney … Continue reading Sightseeing in Sydney
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 latter is at a higher elevation on the slope of … Continue reading 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 stunning! The lobby was all marble with floor to ceiling windows. … Continue reading In the Shadow of Vesuvius
The week went by so quickly, I felt like I had accomplished nothing! After coming back from my Euro blitz, I had to really organize and get things ready to move back to Canada. But before I could even pack my life away into two suitcases, my parents were coming to London for a week and then we’re off to Italy for a week. How … Continue reading “The air of London is sweeter for my presence”
Well our travel day would be a long one. We booked a 6 hour train journey from Amsterdam to Berlin. Even though we technically lost a day having this one as a travel day, it was both cost effective and easy. When planning your travels, always take into consideration your travel days. Looking back now, we probably could have taken a night train to Berlin … Continue reading Berlin – a bleak history, an enlightening city
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2017! I look forward to reading about your adventures, your mishaps and of course, your best travelling moments! I’ve got an awfully big adventure coming up at the end of 2017! But until then, I’ll regail you with more travel memories from years past. Happy New Year! 🙂 Continue reading 2017 is here!