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Europe » France » Île-de-France April 13th 2014

After a very late arrival home from Normandy last night we needed to speed pack and be ready for b Bed by midnight. Ort taxi arrived promptly at 8:00 pm . Found Turkish Air terminal, checked in bags ,got our boarding passes and went to find oour Gate and go through security . after waiting in line a full hour to get security our boarding time had passed and we all three Had a bag pulled to be inspected. Mine was first and the lady opened everything in it.... Every zipper nook and cranny.... Even opened my glasses case! After stuffing all back in I ran for gate to tell them two more travelers coming .....bags being inspected hold for them and I followed last few passengers through gate to board ..... We were led down ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Battle April 12th 2014

Hi, my name is Jamie, I'm 19 years old and this is my 3rd week of travelling. I'm currently in the north of Italy working on a farm. I'm going to be up here for a month or two but after that would like to travel out of Italy. I am looking to join another person or group who are doing the same thing! I really easy to get along with and not really fussed where we go, would just like to travel around europe! :)... read more

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Pest April 12th 2014

Dear Blog Readers, After a magical and unforgettable wedding we spent our first two nights of married life in a hotel overlooking the debauchery of Botchergate, Carlisle on a Saturday night followed by an evening in the romantic capital of England - the service station Days Inn at Newport Pagnell. We were almost too giddy with excitement (even with a 4am wake up) to get on a plane heading to Budapest, Hungary...and so, by popular demand (my Gran said she'd been missing my blogs), here's what we've been up to in this magnificent city. We managed to sleep almost the entire flight which was a real achievement given that Wizz Air's leg room allowance meant my knee kept smacking me in the five-head. When I did manage to eek it into the alleyway, the air stewardess ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cumbria » Grasmere April 12th 2014

Yestreday we walked down Derwentwater where Swallows and Amazons was based and we spent most of the time looking for Wild Cat island. It was a very sunny day and I paddled in the River Derwent. We stayed in Honister youth hostel. Today the weather was the oppostite to yesterday - very windy, rainy, slightly foggy and very boggy. I fell over 8 times!!! we are now staying in Grasmere youth hostel and we think we wont go up helvellyn and striding edge tomorrow because it is too windy (60mph!). Instead we will go up to Grisedale Tarn and then down to patterdale to meet Mum. I hope we can go up Helvellyn later in the week.... read more
Dad with Grasmere in the background

Europe » France April 11th 2014

Ca y est, après 3 années passées à grelotter de froid dans le grand Nord, l’heure du départ a sonné. Je quitte avec un pincement au coeur les chtis de Lille et ceux Valenciennes. Mais les 5 prochains mes verront grimper le Macchu Picchu, bronzer sur les plages de Rio et du Costa Rica, admirer les chutes d’Iguazu ou encore soutenir la France dans des bars de Sao Paulo. Mon premier décollage a lieu le 25 avril, en direction de Santiago du Chili. Pendant ces 5 mois de périple, j’irai à la découverte du Chili, de la Bolivie, du Pérou, de l’Argentine, du Brésil et enfin du Costa Rica. 5 mois à voyage sur le dos dans le seul but de découvrir des paysages magnifiques (y d’apprender el espanol) Je crée ce blog pour que vous ... read more


Europe » France » Île-de-France April 11th 2014

9th April 2014 At last we are on our way after a lot of planning and discussion. On this trip we have been joined by Mark and Helena for the first 5 days in Paris, followed by 4 weeks based in Plovan in Brittany. From here we make our way to Prague, in the Czech Republic where we will meet up with two of the "BikeBoyz", Kevin and Jan, to ride bikes along the Greenways Trail to Vienna. We were welcomed at Perth Airport with the news that our plane was leaving 45 minutes later than advertised originally. When we finally left Perth we were now running about 90 minutes late but all passengers were reassured that no connections would be in danger. This was shown to be correct as when we checked at Kuala Lumpur ... read more
Canola fields near Paris
Our first meal in Paris!
Imposing Madeleine Church gives its name to the Metro that we leave from.

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam April 11th 2014

What a great way to start my trip; a taxi to Norwich airport and within minutes I'm checking in for my flight to Costa Rica. Although in reality this will involve no less than three flights, first to Amsterdam then to Panama City before finally touching down in San Jose. At check in I'm given the bad news that I've been put on standby for the main flight - this despite having bought my tickets months previously and being at check in well within the time limits! I even remember selecting specific seats and booking a veggie meal so I don't get why it's ME they're picking on. The girl behind the desk assures me I'll almost certainly get on the flight as there are always loads of no shows. I find this weird. Who books ... read more
Best seat on the plane

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris April 10th 2014

Europe » France » Île-de-France April 10th 2014

I indulged myself with a well-earned lay in this morning and spent a lazy morning in the apartment and doing some repacking. Early afternoon, I went for a final walk down to Notre Dame and went through the Cathedral one last time. After this, it was back to the apartment for a shower and some tea, before dressing and a final pack of the bag before getting the taxi to Charles de Gaulle Airport for my 9:50pm flight.... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia April 10th 2014

Week 5/6 Motril became our home for the next ten days, not entirely through choice, but the site was well equipped and we managed to fit it a reasonable amount of walking and cycling. Chris fell ill a couple of days after our return to Spain and it has taken him at least 10 days to feel as though he is back to normal. He had a very high temperature and slept a lot for the first few days then continued to suffer from a severe stomach upset which meant he did not feel like moving on. We did manage to walk to Salobrena, an attractive hillside town along the Costa Tropical, on our final day but were both glad to find a bus to bring us back! Since moving on to Granada the weather has ... read more
Beas Granada
Beas Granada

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