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Gorges du Verdon

Marseille, France. Inspired by some amazing photos we’d seen in a coffee table travel book by Lonely Planet that I’d been gifted, we made plans to visit and see this beautiful place with our own eyes. Packed into another weekend trip, we did our all too familiar routine, heading to the airport straight from work…

Underground in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark. Two weeks earlier we thought we were headed to Corsica but thanks to a British Airways pilot strike and our flights cancelled we suddenly had an empty weekend to fill. Copenhagen came up cheapest and as we’d only previously been in the bitter winter we were looking forward to a summer visit where…

Chernobyl

Kiev, Ukraine. Arriving on Friday afternoon we had to make the most of our short day in the capital as our time here was limited due to the tour of Chernobyl we had planned for the following day. First impressions of Kiev were very good, lots of character and impressive churches all over with their…

Lithuania’s Capital

Vilnius, Lithuania. As our weekend trips continue to take us further and further from home, this time just north of the border of Belarus and almost as far as Russia we arrived in one of Europe’s lesser known capital cities. Vilnius is all about the characterful old town which is the largest surviving medieval old…

City by the Bay

San Francisco, USA. We took advantage of a great deal on flights a whole year in advance from actually undertaking this trip and when the time finally came around we were slightly worried that going such a long way for a such a limited time wasn’t the best idea, but no sooner were we off…

Drizzle in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany. After an amazing 2018 of travelling we were keen to kick things off again straight away in the new year. The first weekend of January rolled in and without anything planned we got the travel itch and booked a last minute flight to the 7th largest city in Germany. This early in the…

Land of the Rising Sun

Japan. Flying in from Shanghai, we had a jam packed schedule for what turned out to be a spectacular week long journey around western Japan. We flew in to Osaka but headed straight to Kyoto, then from there we visited Mount Koya, Nara and Himeji, Hiroshima in the Chugoku region, back to Osaka and finally…

Bright Lights, Big City

Shanghai, China. Hitting 305km/h we raced south on the Chinese version of the bullet train headed for China’s financial capital and the second most populated city in the World. Even at these speeds Beijing isn’t exactly next door and the journey still takes around 5 hours which got us there just before the sun was…

The Great Wall

Beijing, China. We finally made it, which surprisingly was no mean feat. Put aside the 2 stop overs and 16 hours flying time to get here, that’s the easy part. To get a VISA to be allowed into the country you have to visit the Chinese embassy no earlier than 4 weeks but no later…

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Countries Visited: 65 / 195
Continents Visited: 6 / 7