April 08, 2016

Having been around a large part of Europe I can honestly say that I love travelling. Since I was a kid I knew I would always want to explore more of the world and this trip certainly confirmed it. We've been back in New Zealand for a couple months…»

Chapter 17: Spain

February 12, 2016

Spain, for a change from previous parts of Europe, was surprisingly sunny and warm for the winter time. We were lucky to mostly have fairly clear days and a lot more sunshine as a result. The first stop we made was in Madrid, and the train ride there…»

Chapter 16: France

February 08, 2016

Having experienced the wonder that is Paris, we started our journey down south again through the rest of France. Our first stop along the way was in the small city of Blois to see one of my partner's old family friends and to see the nearby area of…»

Chapter 15: Paris

February 04, 2016

Paris, the 'city of light' and one of the the most popular tourist destinations in the world certainly has no shortage of things to see and do. Similar to places like London, the city is massive, however it has a sophisticated underground network and…»

Chapter 14: Florence & Nice

January 29, 2016

Our final stop in Italy before we headed to France was Florence. The city has a huge wealth of artistic and cultural heritage and it was certainly one of the most interesting and beautiful cities we visited. There are a large number of magnificent…»

Chapter 13: Naples & Rome

January 19, 2016

On our way to Rome, we took a small detour to check out the city of Naples and the nearby Pompeii. Naples itself is a fairly dirty and crowded city, but it holds a secret that makes it a must if you are nearby. Naples is the birthplace of pizza and…»

Chapter 12: Venice

January 14, 2016

Venice, a city famous for its unique placement out at sea and the amazing maze of alleys, canals and bridges is certainly not one to disappoint on scenery. The city is bisected by the larger Grand Canal, but also has a huge number of smaller canals…»

Chapter 11: Salzburg & Budapest

January 07, 2016

Before getting to Budapest for New Year's Eve we took a quick detour to Salzburg along the way. The city offers picturesque views and some interesting places of historical and cultural significance. During the time we were there, we were lucky enough…»

Chapter 10: Munich & The Zugspitze

December 29, 2015

For Christmas we headed north again to Munich for a week. The city has many similarities to others nearby, however there are many unique landmarks around the place. The most notable is probably the Englischer Garten, which is a massive park that…»

Chapter 9: Bratislava & Vienna

December 27, 2015

The next stop for us after Krakow was Bratislava, the often overlooked capital of Slovakia, which is only a stones throw from Vienna. The city feels a lot like a smaller, somewhat more run down version of Prague, however the old town has plenty of…»

Chapter 8: Prague & Krakow

December 26, 2015

Prague, in contrast to previous places we visited on the trip has quite a different feel to it. Eastern Europe has a number of differences in the architecture and feel of the cities and Prague is certainly a great example. The city has an amazing…»

Chapter 7: Berlin

December 21, 2015

Berlin, now a bustling metropolis and a hub of international creative and tech firms, combines both the old and the ultra-modern very well. The city is clean and has a lot of large open spaces and wide streets. A lot of the architecture is very new…»

Chapter 6: Amsterdam

December 17, 2015

Amsterdam, a city well known for its maze of canals throughout the streets and its progressive views on many things proved to be a great place to explore both by day and night. The city has a very distinct look and feel, and the dutch people are…»

Chapter 5: England

December 11, 2015

The next step for us was to drive down south through England and stop off at a few key spots along the way. We started from Edinburgh and stopped off at Chester along the way to see the world famous zoo there and the northern part of Wales to see my…»

Chapter 4: Scotland

December 02, 2015

Having seen a bit of Ireland, we decided to jump across the Irish Sea to Scotland. We landed in Edinburgh and stayed there for the next few nights. The city itself is absolutely beautiful and many parts of it date back to the 16th century and earlier…»

Chapter 3: Ireland

November 29, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, we decided to reroute our path to central Europe for a little while and instead we headed off to Ireland first, which turned out to be a great way to spend the next few days. We stayed towards the south of Dublin…»

Chapter 2: London

November 23, 2015

Having spent about a week in London, I would say that I've barely even scratched the surface of what is has to offer. I knew it would be big, but even still I may have underestimated it's sheer size and how busy it can be at times. Few places in the…»

Chapter 1: Melbourne

November 11, 2015

Melbourne, often considered one of the world's most liveable cities is really quite a special place. It has a lot to offer to people from all walks of life and tastes, and the people and culture are really outstanding. We stayed in an awesome little…»


October 05, 2015

This will be soon be the home of various notes and images documenting our travels throughout Europe over the winter of 2015/2016. We will stop briefly in Australia, then head to the UK and continue on to continental Europe and beyond soon after. My…»