Man flu and Monuments | A trip from Skopje to Ancona
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Man flu and Monuments | A trip from Skopje to Ancona

After driving south through Serbia, we noticed the landscape changed immediately as we entered Macedonia. The land was more arid, there were more hills and small mosques were scattered throughout. We arrived in Skopje, just before nightfall and had foolishly not double checked all the details of our accommodation. Two hungry people does not make … Continue reading

Sunsets and Donkey cheese | Our adventures in Croatia and Montenegro
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Sunsets and Donkey cheese | Our adventures in Croatia and Montenegro

Most recently we have been circling our way around the Balkans.  We started in Croatia with a literal bang last week.  Arriving from Slovenia in the north we noticed the countryside becoming more and more arid and the temperature rising! We had planned a pit stop at the Plitvice National park and although it was … Continue reading

Sleeping under a bridge | Three days in Budapest
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Sleeping under a bridge | Three days in Budapest

So, it turns out that we are the only people in Europe still camping in a tent…. the reason became quite evident upon our arrival in Budapest.  It is cold, it is damp and it is the season for chestnuts, so the trees (which seemingly always surround camping grounds) send spiky chestnut cases hurtling at … Continue reading

Oh Austria| A week in the mountains
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Oh Austria| A week in the mountains

We entered Austria rather unusually, planning to meet my cousin Sarah in Salzburg we found a guesthouse nearby. Oddly (for a kiwi anyway) the house was actually located in Germany so for the whole weekend we were skipping across the border. Now, prior to actually visiting S alzburg, I could only imagine rolling hills, a … Continue reading

Castles and Camping | A winning combination
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Castles and Camping | A winning combination

After the hype of Oktoberfest, Justo and I decided to retreat to the mountains and enjoy some southern german scenery.  We found ourselves in a campground close to the famous Neuschwanstein castle. The husbo had been driving for most of the day so I decided to give him a break and start cooking a simple but … Continue reading

Oktoberfest and roadworks | Our weekend in München
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Oktoberfest and roadworks | Our weekend in München

While Justo and I had always planned to go to Oktoberfest together, we were OVERJOYED to hear that our bestie Jess, our sis Alexandra and her boyfriend James were all keen to join in for the opening weekend. Due to the late decision making we could only find accommodation for the five of us in … Continue reading