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Driving to San Marino

Bologna, Ravenna and San Marino, Italy. Arriving on a Friday night the first stop was the airport hotel to get a good night sleep before what turned out to be an excellent weekend road trip. First stop was Ravenna, full of history and famous for it’s beautiful mosaics it sits just about halfway between Bologna…

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 the capital. Vilnius is all about the characterful old town which is the largest surviving medieval old town in Northern Europe and…

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…

High Tatras

Bratislava, Slovakia. Knowing this is a very small European capital city and not much time is needed to see “everything”, we wasted no time, got up uncomfortably early, met up with some friends and jumped straight into our rental car and undertook the long 3 and a half hour scenic drive to the High Tatras…

Transylvania to Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania. A quick overnight in the airport hotel and come morning we were once again at the Avis desk picking up our rental car for another weekend road trip. By the way if I haven’t mentioned how valuable driving abroad is when you’re short on time let this be the time! Although it can…

On Top of Etna

Sicily, Italy. Another long weekend road trip around Europe and in this beautiful part of the world, we were able to cram in a multitude of different towns along the way each with their own unique charm. We flew into Catania airport on the eastern side of the island and picked up our set of…

Sweet like Belgian Chocolate

Brussels & Antwerp, Belgium. Having been to Brussels before, once we arrived in the capital we decided to jump straight on a train to try out another Belgian city of interest, Antwerp and aren’t we glad we did! Greeted by the stunning train station, we knew straight away it was the right decision and things…

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Countries Visited: 61 / 195
Continents Visited: 6 / 7