Europe 2014: Meeting Mates in 5 Terre (…The Australian Kind!)

Cliches are sort of lame, but some things happen for a reason. Yesterday on our way from Lucerne to Cinque Terre, our final connecting train got cancelled, so we had to wait around for the next one. While we waited, we met Adam and Ben–2 Australian brothers travelling around Italy and were also on their way to Cinque Terre. You can find out a lot … Continue reading Europe 2014: Meeting Mates in 5 Terre (…The Australian Kind!)

Europe 2014: Buses, Planes, & Trains to Switzerland.

I think my shoes are still wet from the rain in Copenhagen. The rain kept us inside the hostel last night, which can be an awesome thing sometimes. We grabbed some cheap pasta salad and baked treats from around the corner, and sat in the hostel common area for 8 hours, haha. But you meet the most interesting people in hostels! We sat at the … Continue reading Europe 2014: Buses, Planes, & Trains to Switzerland.

Europe 2014: Beautiful Weather Makes for Sleepy Animals

Our first day here in Copenhagen was beautiful, so we figured it’d be a perfect day to spend at the Zoo. However, sunshine makes for snoozy creatures. Humans included. I think every single feline at the Zoo was asleep. Actually, one of the lions stood up to move a couple metres away to lie back down. We all cheered. Just kidding. Sleeping animals aside, though, … Continue reading Europe 2014: Beautiful Weather Makes for Sleepy Animals

Bitten By The Travel Bug.

It would seem that traveling can be compared to getting a tattoo.  Once you start, you just can’t stop.  (That’s what they say, anyways.)  (Although, I got my first and only tattoo 3 years ago and would be completely okay if I never got another one).  Anyways. I totally understand the travel books that claim, “You can’t see Europe in one trip”.  You really can’t.  … Continue reading Bitten By The Travel Bug.

Europe 2013: Say what you will about McDonald’s. But it saved our backpacking butts.

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.

Europe 2013: Relax. It’s Greece.

Hard to believe we’re in our final European destination: Greece. We finally pulled the shorts and bikinis out from the very bottom of our backpacks. It’s a wonder they weren’t dusty–sitting down there for so long. Our first impression of Greece is the overall friendliness–even to tourists. The bus driver from the airport offered to bring us right to our stop, and then an older … Continue reading Europe 2013: Relax. It’s Greece.

Europe 2013: Gelato 101. From Italia.

We ate a lot of gelato in Europe, especially during the four days in Italy. Because it’s basically everywhere. We feel like we got to the point where we could judge a gelateria based on appearances. Which we were taught never to do while growing up. We did it anyways. (Sorry, Mom). After about 30 scoops of gelato between us, we noticed a trend. In … Continue reading Europe 2013: Gelato 101. From Italia.