Category: Travel

The art of travelling light

The art to travelling well, is to travel light, and these darned cases became the bane of our lives. How I came to dread carting them around. Butterworth Ferry, this became torturous… They’ve been hauled up and down endless flights of steps and steep slopes in relentless, punishing heat. Dragged across ramps to access boats and ferries. Bounced on one…

Boats, planes, coaches and trains…with the occasional bus and taxi thrown in

Hubs and I are off travelling in a few days and I’m beginning to think we may have bitten off more than we can chew. This time around, we have [dis]organised the entire trip ourselves, and apart from needing to book a train/boat or two, we’re pretty much sorted….I hope! If not we may be sleeping on park benches! We’re…

Buda and Pest

I must say, Budapest is such a charming place, I absolutely loved it. The people were so helpful and friendly and the city is beautiful, clean and safe. I was struck by the differences between Buda and Pest. Buda is the historical side of the river, and is hilly, whereas Pest is flat and the life and soul. Both are…

The leaving of Liverpool

Christmas lights in Liverpool. I’m off to Budapest on Friday guys, it will be good to escape our awful weather. I’m looking forward to sightseeing and a little shopping at the Christmas markets there, it has to be more interesting than dragging my carcass around the city center in this dismal weather. Having said that, apparently it will be snowing…

Feathers from heaven

Ponte Vecchio bridge, Florence We began our holiday in Florence, and then jumped a train or three to Manziana, a small town about thirty miles from Rome, where we’d booked to stay for six nights. It became a little hairy at this point, as we’d just picked up an email from the landlady, who was under the impression we were…

Hong Kong

The laughing corner in the botanical gardens. Come on….a girl has to give it a go… It was a shock to the system experiencing the cooler temperatures of Hong Kong after the heat of Singapore and Bali, most refreshing though! Wrapping up and donning boots felt rather strange. It was also odd being back in a city after the jungle.…

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