Castles and gorges in Slovakia, a slight hiccup at the Romanian border and an impromptu overnight stay in Hungary

Due to the miserable weather in Zakopane, we carried on south through to the Slovakian side of Tatras Mountains where, predictably, it was still fairly miserable but the scenery that we could see was really dramatic and what would have been a damp and unpleasant hike was in fact a lovely drive. As we progressed … Continue reading Castles and gorges in Slovakia, a slight hiccup at the Romanian border and an impromptu overnight stay in Hungary

“A sabbatical from our sabbatical” – Part 2: France, Italy, Germany, France again and back to England

We’d stayed still for all of 12 hours so it was definitely time to move again and we were up with the sparrows on the Tuesday morning following the Bank holiday to fly to Nice and Caro’s parents’ house. This too was a pit-stop on the way to Italy for Caro’s brother’s wedding and on … Continue reading “A sabbatical from our sabbatical” – Part 2: France, Italy, Germany, France again and back to England

“A sabbatical from our sabbatical” – Part 1: England

We had had a truly incredible 7 months but we were ready for a break and, whilst we were a little saddened to think that part of our adventure was now over, we were very much looking forward to heading home to our family and friends, comfortable beds, reliable plumbing and food that we recognised. … Continue reading “A sabbatical from our sabbatical” – Part 1: England

Drawing part one of the epic adventure to a close in Palolem, South Goa

We were both pretty travel weary by this time and, having looked at the public transport to get to Palolem, we decided that a taxi was definitely the easiest option and worth the small extra expensive for the ease and the comfort of air con. We had booked in to stay at Crystal Goa, a … Continue reading Drawing part one of the epic adventure to a close in Palolem, South Goa