Home Cooking in Hungary

We left Ljubliana on the 0858h fast train to Budapest where the plan was that Zoltan would be waiting for us. During the journey Isobel asked me if we could … Continue Reading →

Ljubljana in the rain

Our train journey from Zagreb to Ljubljiana followed the path of the Sava Valley with its fertile lakes and picturesque little towns (or at least what we could see of … Continue Reading →


No, it wasn’t a comfortable night at all: there were just enough people on the train to make stretching out properly an impossibility and the sauna-level heating meant that some … Continue Reading →

Boris makes it to Bosnia

This morning the rain had stopped and the sun was peeping out ready for our sightseeing expedition in the old city, we breakfasted on the left-over pasta from last night’s … Continue Reading →

Overnight to Dubrovnik

We arrived safely in Dubrovnik on the coast of Croatia this morning, a mere four countries along from Macedonia, after only fourteen hours of somewhat stressful travel and with all … Continue Reading →

Stopping off in NORTH Macedonia at the best hostel in the Balkans

I’ve sent Izzy out to find her way around the city centre on a walking tour with just Boris for companionship. Hopefully, she will be able to find some accomplices … Continue Reading →

Footsore in Athens

Our single full day in Athens has been absolutely wonderful but we are setting off tonight on the night train to Thessaloniki so I simply can’t begin to do justice … Continue Reading →

Beating the Brexit Blues

So what could change my mind about travel so quickly? My niece, Isobel, expressed the desire to travel around Europe on the Interrail at about the time it looked as … Continue Reading →

La Vie en Rose

Rose’s half term in London and Paris

Extinction Rebellion: Climate Action Day

It’s World Climate Action Day and, as millions gather across the planet to protest their respective governments’ inadequate response to the challenges ahead, what better day to reflect upon my … Continue Reading →