Hungary: Wine cellars and thermal baths in Eger and Egerszalók

Eger is wine country in Hungary, and we couldn’t resist stopping by for a couple of days to check out its wine cellars and the thermal baths of Egerszalók. A popular weekend destination for Budapest residents, the journey from Keleti station only takes around two hours and the train we took even had free Wifi. We … More Hungary: Wine cellars and thermal baths in Eger and Egerszalók

Hungary: Thermal baths and ruin pubs in Budapest

It was a cold October evening when we arrived in Budapest. It was already almost 11pm, and most of the airport had closed up  for the night, apart from a small cafe who wouldn’t break our freshly withdrawn 5000 Forint note. With our massive backpacks strapped into place, we each picked up the other two bags … More Hungary: Thermal baths and ruin pubs in Budapest

UK: Exploring Pen Llŷn/the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales

It’s hard to write about where you’re from. I’m originally from Pen Llŷn, or the Lleyn Peninsula (as it gets translated). I’m fluent in Welsh and studied most of my primary and secondary education in both Welsh and English. Back then, I always wanted to get out. The “village mindset”, where everybody knows each other’s business, … More UK: Exploring Pen Llŷn/the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales

UK: Beautiful places to visit around Snowdonia National Park (North-West Wales) – Walks and Hikes

For those of you who don’t know, I’m actually from North Wales originally. I grew up near Pwllheli, on the Lleyn Peninsula, and I go back to visit my family whenever I can. A lack of career prospects and a desire to see the world drove me out at a young age, but none of this … More UK: Beautiful places to visit around Snowdonia National Park (North-West Wales) – Walks and Hikes

Greece: Kayaking adventures in Lesvos (part 2)

(Continued from this post) I woke up at dawn, to the most glorious sunrise. It was peaceful and beautiful, yesterday’s rough sea calmed to an almost glassy lake. My muscles still ached, but there is something energising about waking up surrounded by nature. Once it was fully light and everyone had crawled out of their … More Greece: Kayaking adventures in Lesvos (part 2)