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Oslo

Two Days in Oslo

Oslo, much like Iceland, felt like home. It is probably the city that feels the most like Wellington, my hometown in New Zealand. It’s small and manageable. It’s based on a harbour. It has fantastic food and drink. What it lacks in hills, it makes up for in neat shops, art galleries and cafés. And, like […]

Montenegro

A day in Montenegro

Much as our 24 hours in Dubrovnik wasn’t really 24 hours, our day in Montenegro would probably be better described as about five hours. Kotor is increasingly becoming a cruise ship haunt. However, few visitors to Dubrovnik realise just how close Kotor is, and how easy it is to visit one of the youngest countries […]

Dead Sea

Three Days in Jordan – Petra and the Dead Sea

Despite our tiredness from our lack of sleep the night before, we set off from the Dead Sea eager to see the ancient city of Petra. I had read online that the roads in Jordan were terrible, so wasn’t expecting a pleasant drive. However, our driver had done some research, and noticed that the Al-Tafilah […]

Dubrovnik

24 Hours in Dubrovnik

I know what you are thinking. One day? Is that really enough? In case you haven’t noticed, I like a challenge. Everyone enjoys travelling in different ways, and my particular method is best described as frenetic. If you’ve ever used Visit A City, we find the ‘action packed itinerary’ a little too slow-paced for my […]

Rome

24 Hours in Rome

Since I started working, I’ve obviously had to cut back on my travel. Which is a shame, yes, but an inevitable result of having a job, and one that I can’t do much about. Luckily, Matt managed to snag a Rome layover this month. It left on Friday afternoon, and arrived back on Sunday morning. […]

Amman

Three Days in Jordan – Amman

Jordan has been one my ‘bucket list’ destinations for a while now. I think I first decided I would like to visit in about 2009, but living in New Zealand, getting to Jordan proved to be impossible. Too expensive, too far, and the Arab Spring meant I was a little bit hesitant to visit that […]

Lights

Chasing the Northern Lights with Happy Tours, Iceland

Iceland has many attractions, one of which is the Northern Lights. Many people visit every year, hoping to catch a glimpse of the dancing lights in the night sky. Every tour company in Iceland seems to offer trips, offering to take you to the best light-watching spots. How can you possibly choose which company to use? […]

Gear Iceland

What gear to take to Iceland

You would assume this would be logical. Iceland is a bit cold. You wear warm clothes. However, I saw some very interesting outfits there. Thin leggings as pants. Plastic ponchos. A girl in a tutu. Numerous people in $600USD hiking boots that had obviously never seen the outdoors before. While we didn’t do any hardcore […]

cats

Cats of Croatia

*and a few fellows from Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, as well as the cats of Croatia. I can’t resist taking photos of kitties. This post is basically an excuse for me to post pictures of kitties I have found over the last few months. Welcome to the laziest post ever. Enjoy!

GoldenCircle

Driving the Golden Circle, Iceland

If you go to Iceland, you have to traverse the Golden Circle. It is one of those tourist routes that, while busy, is a must-do. It is around 300kms and takes a day to drive, if you don’t spend too long at each site. You could easily take longer, particularly if you wanted to fit […]

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