Firstly... I am posting this in total respect for all the suffering that happened at the hands of the Nazi's at the Auschwitz camps (and all other concentration camps for that matter) We are allowed to take photos at both concentration camps During this towns history, it has been known and spelt in many different … Continue reading Auschwitz (Oświęcim) ~ a sad story to tell
Pretzels... Beers... Autobahns... Lederhosen... Steins... Football... Mustaches... Castles... Roadsigns... Campervans... Ohhhh the list of all things German goes on and on! A video compilation of our time in Germany... We have visited the following places in the past 3 weeks on our first leg of Germany and they all play a part in this video … Continue reading VIDEO ~ all things German! (Ok, maybe not the lederhosen this time…)
Medieval as it gets! Finally get to stand on the most photographed street in Europe and try the local delicacy “snowballs” ... this city is also the most prettiest looking from top down by drone
This beautiful & unique city is the capital and the oldest and 2nd largest city of the Mecklenburg-vorpommern state and established as early as 1062 Population = 95,668 approx Schwerin is surrounded by lakes and in the 11th c. There was a settlement of Slavic peoples, Henry the Lion defeated this tribe and the town … Continue reading Schwerin ~ a city surrounded by lakes
This little town is located on tbe Itz River in the Upper Franconia Region in the state of Bavaria Population = 41,071 Coburg was first mentioned in a monastic document dated 1056 One of Germanys largest castles is located here, Veste Corburg. Lucky for us European fanatics, Coburg was not damaged during the war so … Continue reading Coburg
Erfurt is the largest city in the state of Thuringia in central Germay. It has a population of 211,113 The old town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Germany, you really feel like you are on a movie set while here I couldn't believe when I read this but there are 25 … Continue reading Erfurt ~ 25 Churches in the city centre alone!
This place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I now know why! Most beautiful parkland surrounding castles and palaces that I've ever seen...
Wow seriously what a city, not only does it look nice but from what I learnt, Leipzig is one of the most livable cities in Germany and has the 2nd best future prospects of all cities in Germany! Leipzig also has one of the most modern zoos in Europe and the best in Germany... also … Continue reading Leipzig ~ A hipster economic hub
It's hard NOT to find a street without a Pub, Inn or Bar in England... Life revolved and still does, around Pubs and it's English Ale that is the main "tipple"
Left London reluctantly... But I knew there was going to be an awesome adventure ahead in Germany, one of my top 5 favourite countries in the world Capital city in the state of North Rhine Westphalia It is said that Dusseldorf emerged in the 7th / 8th C. from tiny fishing villages that grew up … Continue reading Dusseldorf
Hello to our home for the next few months... Love this baby already...
Dortmund is a city in the North Rhine Westphalia Population = 601,400 making it the 8th largest by area and population in the Ruhr area Founded around 882. Throughout the 13th and 14th c. It was the chief city of the area and known for its coal, steel and beer and for this reason was … Continue reading Dortmund
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world... it was founded by the Romans in 47AD and due to this there is constantly old ruins found when building new sites What I know and love about london through my experience is that there is no specific "Londoner", its a bit like … Continue reading London Town… where the going gets tough and the tough get going
Its about the people, no matter which part of the world they are in... an impression is always left
A 1 min and 32 sec compilation of some video snippets from around the Cotswolds including Cheltenham 🤗 (There is another quick video of just Bourton on the Water in this blog post https://thewanderingpassport.net/2018/05/28/bourton-on-the-water/)
Summing up my stay in the Cotswolds, this is a compilation of all the places visited including Cheltenham ~ Swindon ~ Bibury ~ Lower Slaughter ~ Upper slaughter ~ Broadway ~ Snowshill
These drawings I sketched while living in London and all of them were done while traveling on the all impressive Tube (I ended up making new friends with a few people looking over my shoulder, bored) basically these characters have been influenced by real people and scenarios that I encountered in my day to day … Continue reading The Tube in my eyes…
Chestnuts Bed & Breakfast ~ someones actual home, I felt like I was staying at my Nonna's home 😉
Coffee makes the world a better place 😉
Cheltenham has been a health and holiday spa town resort since the discovery of mineral springs here in 1716
How does the owner continue living above this pub if she knows its haunted... THAT is the question
Reading found and done along the way. Found at charity stores or random places and swapped with others while traveling...
I highly recommend Richard & Lucy from "Cotswolds Guided Tours" https://www.cotswoldsguidedtours.co.uk/book-online A small family run business, they have a few tours to choose from which you can see on their website, gotta get in quick because they guys are booked out a few months ahead I wanted to see as much of Cotwolds as I … Continue reading Cotswolds Day Tours ~ I recommend : “Cotwolds Guided Tours”
* Video * A cute little town nestled on the banks of the River Windrush with many stone bridges and traditional stone houses...
The Reliant Regal is the 3 wheeled car that appears in Mr. Bean episodes and Mr Bean seems to always do something bad to it either knowingly or unknowingly, hilarious! I actually thought it was a made up car but it actually exists! I just saw this today in stow-on-the-wold 🤨
A quintessential Cotswolds market town full of history and charm!
Moreton in Marsh, Swan Inn The Swan Inn has been amazing, breakfast included... I think I prefer this over the hostel for some reason 😂 Loved this traditional English breakfast! I tried the blood sausage, it's ok but it's just the thought of what it is... It's basically sausages made from blood (could be cow, … Continue reading Now THIS is an English Breakfast!
A side trip out of London to the quiet village life of the Cotswolds... Tip #1 If you know what dates you are going to travel, book your ticket in advance! I booked mine around 2 month before on the "Train" app when in Aus and I got my ticket for £12, im on the … Continue reading Getting to the Cotwolds …
1 hour 40 mins ~ Train from London Early book ticket - off peak 12 pounds I fell in love with this small village as soon as took a step onto the High St, its cute and quaint and I feel like I stepped into a "Midsommer Murder" episode (which I watch and love, one … Continue reading Wandering ~ Moreton in Marsh
Ever since I started traveling in 2001, I have been collecting coins. But it's not until a bit later that I started to take it a bit more seriously when I also started collecting coins for my friend, Tinas, dad who has been collecting coins since he was 10! Amazing... My collection is not as … Continue reading My new, old coin collection!
I wanted to show you around my dorm room... See below for a quick video... Accommodation is different around the world.. obviously... But when staying in London in any type of place, unless it's a chain hotel, or a 4-5 star, I wouldn't expect much... And after living here for 2 years, I have come … Continue reading Hostel living ~ London city centre (you curious?)
Walking around the streets of London I must seem like such a tourist looking around in awe! No matter how many times you walk the streets you will ALWAYS find something new or different! I used to live here in 2008-2010 and did the same everyday back then... I explore every nook and cranny and … Continue reading Wandering ~ London Streets with history
I happen to be in london the same time as Prince Harrys wedding and its all about the wedding here! Everyone loves them! Wedding... wedding you watching the wedding? Its cute... in a way... This is nuts! (But sweet) Im at a pub and there are 2 young guys sitting on my table and they … Continue reading The Royal Wedding
I LOVE London! and one of the main things I love is the amazing Underground or "The Tube" with its 402km winding network of tracks It carries 1.3 billion people a year 😱 amazing! and was opened in 1863 and continuously being added to with the aim of moving as many ppl around as possible … Continue reading “Mind The Gap!” ~ The veins of London
Flights - Sydney Airport & Thai Airways TIPS - my top tips for flights Plane's and airplane food Shots from above I LOVE AIRPORTS! I don't have much patience with waiting in lines, or waiting in general for that matter, but I just don't mind when I'm at the airport at the beginning of an … Continue reading And so it begins… Tally ho old chap… Off to London we go!
Getting there Premier Inn is located at Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4. Cheap and great if you have an early flight you could stay here the night before. If you arrive in any of the other terminals, there is a free train between all terminals which you can catch easily between terminals - around every 6mins … Continue reading Accommodation – London – Premier Inn
... and I cant wait to see what it will be like in the future
Packing can be fun... if you know what to do and learn from the mistakes you make along the way
Ok, so... Ive lived overseas before both in Dublin and London and packing to move to a total different country is seperate to this dilema of packing for 6 months in both summer and potentially a winter trip Where to start... this is where IM starting... from what I WANT to take and then from … Continue reading How do I pack for a 6 month trip?