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  • Norway Road Trip – Fjords and Mountains

    After exploring Oslo for 2 days, it was time to prepare for our 7 day road trip around Norway. Well, around the middle of Norway. We weren’t going too far north or south. We…

  • Iceland Road Trip – A Winter Adventure

    I had been wanting to go to Iceland ever since I was a teenager and had found out there was actually a place called Iceland. I started travelling in 2008, and even though I…

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    Coping with Copenhagen

    Red wine and coffee helped make us tired then wake us up again as we enjoyed the view from the train window. We had left Stockholm behind and were bound for Copenhagen. Endless green soaked meadows passed…

  • Byron Bay’s Secret Beaches, Australia

    The Northern New South Wales beachside town of Byron Bay has long been a favourite weekend destination for residents of Brisbane and backpackers road-tripping up and down Australia’s East Coast. Known for its laid…

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    Road Trip to Селехово, Russia

    We decided to get out of Moscow for a few days and looked online for a good dacha (country house) to rent. We found a decently priced modern dacha with its own banya (sauna)…

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    What to do in Budapest, Hungary

    After a few days in Belgium we jumped aboard a Ryanair jet bound for Budapest, the Hungarian capital and the 6th most visited city in Europe. I knew little about Budapest and it was…

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    The Venice of the North – Bruges, Belgium

    We’d just hopped off the early morning Amsterdam-Brussels train and made our way into the station complex to book a ticket to Bruges. Back home I had googled ‘Bruges in winter’, and the amazing…

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    Red Star Train Graveyard – Budapest, Hungary

    A Scottish gentleman I had met at the Rizhskaya Railway Museum in Moscow had told me about a hidden train graveyard inside the grounds of an operational train depot on the outskirts of Budapest.…

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    Two Days in Moscow – Russia

    We had just landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. It was December 2014 and the Russian economy was collapsing. The flight over had been comfortable as the plane was only a quarter full. For various…

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    Remote Signals Outpost – East Timor

    Jake and I were sitting around playing with a baby eagle that someone had rescued. It was becoming more tame each day and would sit upon its perch all day and then go into…

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    Three Days in Havana, Cuba

    After a blurry night in Cancun Tiny and I jumped aboard a small plane bound for Havana. It was easily one of the smallest passenger planes I had ever flown on. Although we were…