Eight things I learnt backpacking Europe

Before backpacking, I was kind of a control-freak with an addiction to being organised and on time. What am I now? I doubt my control-freak tendancies have completely disappeared, but I have changed a lot this year.

Here are some eight things I learnt about myself and life from backpacking Europe. Continue reading “Eight things I learnt backpacking Europe”

Where I Stayed – 2 months in Europe

This blog is purely for those interested in where I stayed in my two months backing Croatia, Italy, Spain and Portugal. I’ve tried to list what I thought were the pros and cons of each place but I’m sure I’ve missed some. Most of the placed I booked were above an 8.5 on Hostelworld/Booking.com, and had high ratings on TripAdvisor. Most importanly…at the time when I stayed, none of these places had bedbugs (thank goodness!)

Sorry for the lack of pics of all of the places I stayed! I was having a lot of fun sightseeing! Continue reading “Where I Stayed – 2 months in Europe”

We almost got mugged in Milan

Please note: This post isn’t intended to fear monger or exaggerate what happened on the evening. This is intended as one, true story on an issue which often gets referred to in passing but often not in depth. These events are true and happened on a boring, summer’s Sunday night. I know that the tile is a bit click-baity but I’ve tried not to dramatise the events and just tell them as they happened.  Continue reading “We almost got mugged in Milan”

Budapest – Part 1

I arrive in Budapest to no security staff. There is not one single person checking passports. How interesting. For a major airport in Europe, it certainly seemed odd. But I withdraw some cash and set about trying to locate public transport to get me from here (the airport) to where I need to be (my hostel). Continue reading “Budapest – Part 1”

Exploring Athens

“The pillars on the Bank of Greece are different to the Academy. They are Doric, these are Ironic. Not much is happening at the Bank of Greece recently,” he said. It took us a moment to pick up on the joke and then we all laughed. Continue reading “Exploring Athens”