This title is anything but a sensationalist one, the Auschwitz-Birkenau site is one of many concentration camps established by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party. Many of the concentration camps around Europe were either completely or partially destroyed before the Allied forces managed to liberate them, this was done in an effort to obliterate as much evidence… Continue reading Auschwitz-Birkenau: The Death Factory
Let’s be honest, nobody is born a whisky connoisseur, every whisky enthusiast will have at one point had their view of the amber liquid turned on its head, the pivotal moment when a truly great whisky passes the lips and you realise that you’ve just taken your first step on a journey that will… Continue reading A Pilgrimage to Peat – A Few Days on Islay, Home to the Whisky That Sparked my Infatuation With Scotch. What Was the Dram That Opened Your Eyes to the World of Whisky?
Becky and I decided to take a week off work, a week which would be our last decent chunk of time off before we both quit our jobs at the end of the year to go travelling around Asia, I will finish work just before Christmas and Becky will finish the first week in January.… Continue reading A Wonderfully Welsh Weekend – Travelling to Wales to Hike Mount Snowdon
Our last journey towards Budapest was bittersweet, it was the sign that our amazing trip was finally coming to an end we wouldn’t be getting on an international train again during the trip. We were entering the final few days of our interrail journey but at the same time we were looking forward to putting… Continue reading Hungary for Budapest – Our Final Destination 😦
Our few days in Venice were finally up and the time had come to make the long train journey to Slovenia. We left our hotel in Academia and walked as far as our legs would take us before we needed to board the water-bus to take us to Santa Lucia train station. We had a… Continue reading Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Slovenia. Time to Wind Down
After an amazing few days in Rome we were now back on the train heading north towards Venice. I hadn’t checked my emails since we left our hotel, and given the high charges for data roaming I hadn’t really been using my mobile data but I decided to switch it on for a little bit,… Continue reading A Rocky Start to a Lazy Weekend in Venice, Italy
If I remember correctly, travelling from Bern to Rome was the longest leg of our journey taking around 16 hours, we stopped off in Milan for a couple of hours, grabbed a few snacks and a beer while we waited for the train to Rome to arrive. As the journey was so long we decided to… Continue reading Roaming Around Rome (Our Three Days in the Most Beautiful City Imaginable)