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  • Portugal (June)

    17 July 2011 ( #2011 )

    As we promised in our first blog entry, with the ‘A team’ you never know where you will wake up tomorrow and we have stuck to that promise, bringing you around the world with us and today is no exception. The alarm goes off and it’s 4:45am. We quickly...

  • Portugal (June)

    18 July 2011 ( #2011 )

    With only a short time here we decided to skip any tours and just do the wondering ourselves, I mean the opportunity to return was almost guaranteed only being a 3 hour flight from Belfast, it would be like going to Daylesford in Victoria for the weekend...

  • England - London (June)

    18 July 2011 ( #2011 )

    Up, up and away. We depart Derry city airport fairly early and are looking forward to getting to London and having some sort of routine again. Believe it or not being unemployed, travelling and living out of a suitcase that you have to lug everywhere...

  • England - London (July)

    21 August 2011 ( #2011 )

    With the chance to spend the week in a spare room at Tom and Glenns place, as we couldn’t move into our own place till the following Saturday, we made our way there We dropped our bags and the boys headed out the infamous Church in Clapham Junction. The...

  • England - London (July)

    22 August 2011 ( #2011 )

    With our first official weekend in London approaching we want to make the most of it now that we have a home base. Friday evening sees us dine at a stunning Italian tapas restaurant near Leicester square, we nibble on baked goats cheese, olives salami...

  • England - London (July)

    22 August 2011 ( #2011 )

    Settling in like true Londoners Ben is already banding around the term ‘bloody tourists’ for annoying travelers and I have to keep reminding him that ahh we are ‘bloody tourists’, but he denies it profusely. According to Ben based on these facts we are...

  • England - London (July)

    22 August 2011 ( #2011 )

    Another week flies by and the weekend is upon us again, early Friday night we head down to Clapham Main Street to finally catch up Jeremy who we became good friends with on our tours of Scotland and Ireland, who leaves not 10 minutes away in Clapham south....

  • England - London (August)

    22 August 2011 ( #2011 )

    Food Glorious Food! So this weekend is all about fine food, fine wine and fine company. We start the weekend by visiting our favorite produce store which we have told you about previously, called Whole Food Organic Market. Being a lovely fine Saturday,...

  • England - London (August)

    04 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    Took the Tube over to Camden to wander around bought some funky records with that old Motown sound. I’m in London still, la la London still. We listened to these lyrics countless times back in our home in Australia, they were often in the background when...

  • England - London (August)

    04 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    London Bridge is falling down falling down; London Bridge is falling down my fair lady. We couldn’t think of another line to start this entry, even though we visited Tower Bridge not London Bridge, but it will do. London Bridge is actually very plain,...

  • France - Paris (August)

    04 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    Zhuh mahpehl Simone, Benjamin. Zhuh nuh pahrl pah Beeyeh Luh Fraw Say. Yay learning French `. It has been eight or so weeks since we have travelled to another country and we were getting itchy feet. So we’re off to France to celebrate our birthdays in...

  • England - London (August)

    05 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    Rrrribbbbba…. Le carnival. This weekend the Nottinghill Carnival takes place where you can be in London and feel like you are in Brazil. Things get pretty crazy. It’s like one of Europe’s biggest street parties, but first we will rewind to Friday. So...

  • England - London (September)

    10 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    So we’ve been thinking….. We still can’t work out the big trip and it’s less than two weeks away but another pressing matter is that on our return from the trip if we ever arrange it we will be homeless and will also have nowhere to store our knic knacks...

  • England - London (September)

    13 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    This weekend we had two missions. The first was to decide on where we would be travelling for a month or so after Oktoberfest. The second was to get to the elusive IKEA so we could look at stuff for our new place. After much discussion and debate we finally...

  • Germany - Oktoberfest (September)

    13 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    “I’m prosting, I’m prosting”. Settle down we are not there yet. The alarm goes off at 3:30am and we scramble out of bed pull on our clothes, brush our teeth, grab our bags that are already packed by the door and we are away. On the road again, just can’t...

  • Turkey (September)

    18 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    Toto we’re not in Kansas anymore…… no Dorothy we are in Istanbul! From Munich we thought we were catching a budget airline… good for us we were wrong. As soon as we got on the Lufthansa plane around 7pm the food and drinks started flowing. We polished...

  • Turkey (September)

    18 October 2011 ( #2011 )

    We meet up with our tour group in the young hostel area of Sultanahmet in Istanbul about a 15 minute walk from where we stayed. Over breakfast we catch up with our friends Jeremy and Sophie who have just finished their own two week trip around Turkey...

  • Greece (September)

    20 February 2012 ( #2011 )

    Thank you for joining us on the wheel of fortune. Subject is a place. Spin the wheel please; can I have an ‘S’? Yes there are two. Spin the wheel; can I have a ‘T’? Yes there is one. Let’s cut to the chase we are in Thessaloniki, Greece! On our nine day...

  • Albania (September)

    21 February 2012 ( #2011 )

    Today is the day we’ve been waiting for……after a quick ferry ride from Corfu back to mainland Greece, it was only a few hours’ drive weaving around rocky mountains until we came to another border crossing. We were leaving the green hills, small quaint...

  • Montenegro (September)

    23 February 2012 ( #2011 )

    The next morning we did wake up thankfully and all of our organs were still in the same place as when we had gone to sleep, phew! We packed up, piled onto the bus and got the hell out of Albania. Would be interesting to see though in ten years when all...

  • Morocco (May)

    16 March 2013 ( #2012 )

    Salam, hello and welcome to magical Morocco. Over the next two and a bit weeks there will be many adventures. Whether it's camel trekking across the Sahara, taking a jeep safari over endless dunes or simply taking in some culture in the main cities, or...

  • Morocco (May)

    16 March 2013 ( #2012 )

    The next day on route to Fes the spiritual capital of Morocco. We pass over the Atlas Mountains and through the impressive mountain city of Midelt, which is 1488 meters above sea level famous for being the home of Atlas Lion's. There is something about...

  • Morocco (May)

    16 March 2013 ( #2012 )

    It's here that half of our tour leave and 7 of us stay on to travel to the west coast of Morocco. Given the state of our Moroccan bellies, we could have probably done with departing the tour here too - but we were glad we didn't. After a scenic drive...

  • Spain - Pamplona (July)

    10 August 2013 ( #2013 )

    Officially both unemployed and pretty relaxed and exicted about to embark on our three month adventure around Europe mainly Spain, France and Italy. Our first destination was probably our greatest endeavor so far and possibly most dangerous, being Running...

  • France - Paris (August)

    14 August 2013 ( #2013 )

    Landing in the city of love we were feeling romantic and ready for another chance to explore this exciting city. It was touch and go for a while with the plane landing into Paris but we got free peanuts so that made up for it! This time around we were...

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