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)
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?
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
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
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
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
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