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Why Romania made me question everything

Why Romania made me question everything

It’s not often that your perspective on life changes past university age. Even during my masters I was becoming rather stubborn and un-agreeable – a trait that I’m sure my parents would say that I was born with. However, it is only my first day in Romania and I’ve started to get a strange feeling inside, and it isn’t from all the meat that I’ve been eating. We’ve all heard that we should regularly do things that take us out…

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Our longest ever single drive (16 hours) – Part 1/2

Our longest ever single drive (16 hours) – Part 1/2

Our 16-hour marathon Now that you have read the most important piece of advice that we have for you it’s time to tell our story and see what you think about the whole situation that we got involved in. We were driving from Poland to Athens as the culture has always fascinated us, and it was the winter so the weather wasn’t going to be too bad, either! We had reached Dubrovnik the night before after managing to escape bribing…

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The most important lesson to learn from driving 16 hours days.

The most important lesson to learn from driving 16 hours days.

We travel everywhere by car, mainly because I hate flying with a passion and will try to get out of it as much as I possibly can. Think of trying to take an animal to the vet and it trying desperately not to get put into the cage – that’s pretty much me. It’s a pretty strange reference, but at the time of writing we currently have 7 kittens in our bathroom so maybe the reference isn’t all that strange…

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Dubrovnik – The Joy Of Travelling Out Of Season

Dubrovnik – The Joy Of Travelling Out Of Season

Not always possible; almost always better – travelling out of season is an absolute joy   One of the less thought about factors when deciding your next destination is what it will be like at different times of year. We have experienced both the good and the bad in terms of out-of-season travel and, overall, we have to say that travelling at off-peak times of year provides a far better experience. We drove to Dubrovnik in February and were both…

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The Queueing City of Rome

The Queueing City of Rome

The queueing city of Rome Going to Rome you have to know that no matter when will you go there will always be thousands upon thousands of tourists wanting to do the same things you do, which means a lot of queuing. Given the fact that in summer the temperature can reach even 50 degrees you will probably want to avoid wasting a few hours in sun. This is where “skip the line” comes in. You can skip the line…

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Venice In A Day

Venice In A Day

Although once an impenetrable island fortress, Venice is now conquerable in a day.   Venice’s impressive history as a merchant republic and important trading centre is still more than evident to this day. When you couple stunning buildings with it’s unique locality then you are guaranteed to be awe-struck and start praying that it doesn’t sink any time soon.   Key Points: There is only two of us, both in our 20s – relatively fit We do not, generally, go…

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Driving To Venice

Driving To Venice

On a slightly unusual trip we decided to ask: How easy is it to drive to Venice? How The Hell Do You Drive to Venice? Being a road trip blog we couldn’t let something like an island defeat us. However, the first time we were in Italy we thought that it would be too difficult because we had read lots of different people complaining about the process. We heard that parking there is insanely difficult. We heard that the system was completely…

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Taking in the Cinque Terre – All 5 in 1 Day

Taking in the Cinque Terre – All 5 in 1 Day

The Cinque Terre is as beautiful as it is rugged and it can be seen in a day. But, it is a bit of a challenge! Most people who travel to the Cinque Terre stay there for at least a few days so that they can fully explore all of the five towns. However, this was the second time there for us and we realised the first time that we could see it all relatively quickly. There are, however, a…

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Is It Safe To Travel Abroad?

Is It Safe To Travel Abroad?

Is travelling abroad really as dangerous as it’s made out to be, or is it all just taken out of context?   News today really is global, events that we wouldn’t have been able to hear about before are now everywhere. When coupled with globalisation we come to an interesting dilemma for tourists about safety. Is it really dangerous to travel to that country, or are people just overreacting? Well, let’s find out how safe it is with the help…

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Italy’s Zona Traffico Limitato and How to Avoid it

Italy’s Zona Traffico Limitato and How to Avoid it

Avoiding the Zone Traffico Limitato in Italy is one of the most important things to do on your road trip there. Here’s why and how to do just that.   What is the Zone Traffico Limitato? These are, as the name implies, zones where access for traffic is limited. There are over 200 different Zona Traffico Limitato zones like this in Italy which are able to issue you with some rather hefty fines that can even follow you home. The lowest…

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