Exploring Stockholm 2018

Stockholm Posing in front of the Royal Palace across the water

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has a wonderful old town, amazing views and plenty of museums to explore. The city is spread across 14 islands which means you are never far from the water, which makes for a pleasant atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful urban areas in Europe, if not the world. Stockholm has always been somewhere I’ve planned to visit, and it did not disappoint. I’d only… Read moreExploring Stockholm 2018

Bulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Sofia Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and has a long history since it was founded by the Thracians as ‘Serdica’. It’s since been controlled by the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and became the capital of the newly liberated Bulgarian Kingdom in 1879. Of course more recently the country was Communist under Soviet influence. Nearby the Rila Monastery and city of Plovdiv offer great day trip options. Now is an interesting time to visit as the… Read moreBulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Scotland March 2015

In March of this year me and my friends Vas and Ben headed to Scotland for a week’s road trip. Our friend Anand also accompanied us for the first couple of days. Somehow, despite living in the UK my whole life so far, I hadn’t visited Scotland yet so it was time rectify this. The rendezvous point was Ben’s as he lives in Nottingham, which is the furthest North out… Read moreScotland March 2015

Italy 2014

Right at the end of August 2014, I set off to Italy for 3 weeks backpacking, with a history and culture binge thoroughly in my sight. This is going to be a longer post than those I’ve written previously as there is much to cover and I feel like the trip is one big story. But never fear, there will be lots of pictures! I’ve divided it up into sections… Read moreItaly 2014

Reykjavik 2014

In August 2014 me and my friend Matt and Pete ventured to Iceland for 3 nights. It was a short trip, inspired by other plans being cancelled and the ease in which it is to get there (seriously it’s really cheap from Bristol!). Despite the short length it was very inspiring and I now rate Iceland very highly! We got an early flight, and after a coach from the airport… Read moreReykjavik 2014

Vienna and Bratislava – May 2014

So following our escapades in Berlin in 2013 across my birthday, me and my buddy Matt set off to Austria and Slovakia to see what would happen this time round. Vienna is steeped in culture, it is the home of many museums and gallery’s and the legacy of the Hapsburg empire lives on in grand form. We arrived late on a Monday, and in standard form spent the evening finding… Read moreVienna and Bratislava – May 2014

Copenhagen and (briefly) Malmö 2014

I love museums so a solo travel trip to Copenhagen meant I could take my time to explore places like Rosenborg Castle

In March 2014 I headed over to Copenhagen, Denmark for 5 nights. One of the advantages of living in Europe near an airport (Bristol) is that it’s easy to fly somewhere for a brief trip at short notice, so I decided to use the few days off I had from work to visit the city, booking only 3-4 weeks in advance. Not exactly ‘last minute’ but still less planned than… Read moreCopenhagen and (briefly) Malmö 2014

Athens 2013

Continuing the tales of past travels, this post is about my trip in August/September 2013 to the wonderful city of Athens, Greece. I spent a week there, which was considered a long time by many others I met as people are so keen to visit the islands or are stopping by on a round Europe trip, but with the city’s amazing history I really wanted to take the time to… Read moreAthens 2013