Yes… I travelled during the pandemic. My defence (if you feel I need one): the country where I live, the Czech Republic, was doing very well in terms of case numbers back in summer 2020. While my home country was being devastated by COVID, we sat comfortably in a country that had experienced less than … More Slovenia: Ptuj + Laseno (Travelling during the pandemic)
After Seville, we took a bus to Faro. It took 3 hours, although I found that if we’d looked a little more into Seville’s bus station we could have saved half an hour by going to the second stop. Faro is on the South coast of Portugal and I wanted to get a little bit … More Portugal: Faro, Olhão and Culatra Island
Seville is the beautiful capital city of Aldalusia, southern Spain, and the winner of Lonely Planet’s best place to visit in 2018. I didn’t know this when I planned my visit; rather, I wanted to go somewhere warm, and when I realised that Seville was one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones’s Dorne, … More Spain: Finding Dorne in Beautiful Seville
When my friend invited me to come and visit her in Aarhus, Denmark, a city I had not even heard of, I jumped at the chance. I soon learned that Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark (home to just 273,000 people) and was founded as a Viking settlement back in the 8th century. … More Denmark: Checking our Aarhus
I’m almost 2 months in to a 3-month road trip around the USA and Canada; definitely the longest block of travel I’ve ever participated in. So far, it’s going great – we’re on schedule, we’ve managed to visit a great number of cities and nature, we haven’t spent that much money and we haven’t killed … More USA: 10 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Road-Trip
I’m doing a three month road trip around the USA and Canada! I know I haven’t written for a long time, and there’s a lot to update, including that I’ve moved back to Prague. But more about that later. So, a few months ago my friend Anna told me that she had been planning and … More USA: Road tripping around America!
Some thoughts on travelling, “coming home”, building a life and what happens as free-spirited travellers start to get older. Type “travel ruins your life” or something similar into Google, and you’ll find a whole list of articles that claim that travelling has ruined their authors’ ability to live a normal existence. They’re mostly written tongue-in-cheek, coming … More Does Travel Ruin Your Life?
After a few months in Cluj-Napoca, I have spent many afternoons in coffee shops with my laptop. While I thought that I had accumulated a vast array of useless knowledge, it occurs to me now that you and other digital nomads might like to know where the best places are to spend an afternoon working, … More Romania: Cafés to Work From in Cluj
A salt mine with a theme park inside? There was no way I could turn this down. So, a few months ago, I headed to Turda, a town that’s about an hour outside Cluj-Napoca to have a look at Salina Turda. It’s basically a salt mine museum with some interesting things to do inside! Getting … More Romania: Turda Salt Caves and Gorge
It is with great joy that I can announce that I have moved again – this time to Cluj-Napoca, Romania. I hadn’t even heard of this gem of a city before September, and yet now I’m in love. In the UK – mostly thanks to the media – Romania tends to be depicted as a land of … More Romania: Introducing Cluj-Napoca, my new home