Our three days in Dubrovnik deserve their own post, but so do our roomies for those three nights. Because we hit the roommate jackpot, haha. Typically, if we stay in a shared hostel room, we’ll choose the all-female dorms. This is especially true if the hostel has a name for being party central. Nothing at all against guys–we usually get along better with them anyways–but … Continue reading When You Hit the Roomie Jackpot.
Last night Jess actually said, “I hate travelling”. Keep in mind this is the same Jess that thinks it’s a bad year if she “only gets on two trips”. The bitterness probably had to do with the impending goodbyes. Let’s recap. Remember those two Australian brothers we met last May while waiting for a train to Cinque Terre? We saw one of them, Adam, when … Continue reading Eating Our Feelings in Barcelona.
Step 1: Don’t leave all your warm layers in your checked baggage. If you follow this step, you can stop reading this post right now. Step 2: Cover up all areas of exposed skin, such as ankles and wrists. This may require stretching sweater sleeves and pulling socks up to unfashionable heights. If you can also cover up your entire face, by all means go … Continue reading A Guide to Falling Asleep on a Cold Aircraft.
We felt bad for Adelaide. We had just come from Sydney–and that’s a tough act to follow, haha. We had three days in Adelaide, so we wanted to make the most of them. I think we did pretty good. This will be my rant about the heat, haha. It reached 38° every day we were there. Being from Newfoundland, we’re used to the wind making … Continue reading Escaping the Adelaide Heat.
Our NYE in Sydney was something straight out of a movie. (Thank-you, Adam and Matt, for inviting us to the house party). (Not that either of them will read this). I wish I had snapped a picture of the house. And the pool. And the poolhouse. It sort of looked like the White House, only a little smaller. And minus Barack and Michelle. It was … Continue reading New Year’s Eve in Sydney.
This is by no means a complaint–I absolutely LOVE traveling with just a single backpack. (Remind me to write a post on how problematic a suitcase would have been getting to our accommodations in Cinque Terre). My biggest struggle when packing my backpack revolves around footwear. You basically only get to bring a single pair of shoes. That’s it. ONE pair. I usually have room … Continue reading Backpacking & Footwear Problems.
All of our lives, McDonald’s has basically had a bad rep. One could probably lump most of the fast food chains into the same bad rep pool, but since McDonald’s is the most popular, I guess it has the worst name. Movies like “Supersize Me” probably didn’t help matters much. Before the trip to Europe, I only ever went to McDonald’s for the coffee. (I admit it, … Continue reading Europe 2013: Say what you will about McDonald’s. But it saved our backpacking butts.
Our time in Dublin got reduced drastically as a result of yesterday’s shenanigans. Basically, we had a single day to see the city. We spent an hour and a half on one of those hop-on hop-off city bus tours, so we could at the very least SEE the sights of Dublin. It feels like we were in general proximity of Guinnessland for at least three-quarters … Continue reading Europe 2013: Dublin. Aka Guinnessland.
Actually, we didn’t even pack a full twenty-two pounds each. Imagine. That being said, we’ll probably be fairly sick of our clothes by the end of the third week, haha. Good thing we can wear each others’! Here are the contents of Jana’s backpack: And Jess should be pretty proud of herself with this: There were certain items, however, that she packed extra carefully: Let’s … Continue reading Europe 2013: This is what 22 Pounds Looks Like.
Jess and I leave for Europe in exactly one week. We’re spending three weeks there–making our way from London down to Greece. Only thing is, all we’re taking is a single backpack each. Twenty-two pounds each. Jess’ make-up collection weighs that on its own. This makes for some interesting quotes as she tries to figure out what will make the Europe cut and what won’t. … Continue reading Europe 2013: Backpacking with A Make-Up Artist