Transylvania Trek 1: Moeciu to Cheile Gradistei

Sat in my tent, I was thinking about the reason why I was with a group of 25 strangers, in another country, about to set of on some of the most physically demanding walks that I've ever had to do. I reminded myself of the reasons. I wanted to prove to myself that I’m strong … Continue reading Transylvania Trek 1: Moeciu to Cheile Gradistei

Walking Tour of Vienna

When on a short city break, it can sometimes feel like you are trying to cram everything in. One of the best ways of seeing a lot in a short space of time is to take a walking tour. Luckily, on our trip to Vienna, the hotel was offering a free walking tour of the … Continue reading Walking Tour of Vienna

A Stinky Pool in Paradise

Banff's sulphur hot springs stink. There's no getting away from it, the smell of sulphur is everywhere and it reeks. As soon as we pulled up in the car park, the smell invaded everything and it smelt like rotten eggs. Still, we'd never visited hot springs before, and as the saying goes, try everything at … Continue reading A Stinky Pool in Paradise

Diocletian’s Palace and the Basements Below

Diocletian's Palace is a sprawling network of twisting, turning streets, ruins and basements. Whilst the palace walls house the marbled streets above, below street level are a warren of passages more fitting for a horror set than a palace of wealth. Most famous for their use in Game of Thrones, as a place to keep … Continue reading Diocletian’s Palace and the Basements Below