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.
Navigating the roads around the island of Mykonos is an adventure in itself. The roads are super narrow to start with. Then add huge buses going in both directions, some blind hills, locals, and tourists on rented atvs and scooters who have no idea where they’re going. No wonder the guy giving us a ride from the airport warned us not to rent an atv. … Continue reading Europe 2014: The Roads of Mykonos
Because of the way our flight schedule worked out, we only had 2 days to explore beautiful Barcelona. Which is fine, until you realize how spread out the city is. The main attractions we wanted to check out were in opposite corners pretty much. And, being the stubborn cheap-os that we are, we refused to take the metro. Our poor feet must hate us sometimes. … Continue reading Europe 2014: Antoni Gaudi Was A Busy Man
We hadn’t planned on visiting Venice this time around. Which probably didn’t make sense to start with, since it was our favourite place from last year’s trip. We should have known we’d change our mind, especially when we realized how close it is to Florence in the grand scheme of things. We tend to praise how cheap the rail tickets are in Italy, because we’ve … Continue reading Europe 2014: Venice Daytrip on A Budget
The airport in Florence is an excellent spot to catch up on neglected blog posts. There’s actually more to do at the St. John’s airport back home. No really. I would definitely go for some Tim Horton’s right now. Yes, Florence is beautiful. But, for us, it sort of sucked coming from Cinque Terre to Florence. I guess it depends on what interests you. Art … Continue reading Europe 2014: Gelato Love in Firenze
To call Cinque Terre “charming” would be the understatement of our entire trip. Is there a word that means “more charming” than charming? If so, that’s what Cinque Terre is. We have no idea at what point it became such a popular choice for tourists–but we totally get it. How can you go wrong with tiny little fishing towns on the coast?? I mean, it … Continue reading Europe 2014: Cinque Terre Charm
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!)