Swimming in a cathedral in Budapest – visiting the Gellert Baths

In my post on the Heviz Baths in north-west Hungary, I hinted that there was an even more spectacular place to take a dip in Hungary - and here it is. Well, it's my personal favourite, anyway. What I'm talking about is the Gellert Baths in Budapest, an incredible complex of various thermal baths, … [Read more...]

Getting to Eastern Europe before it’s too late

I recently read an article at Boots'n'All about why it's important to visit post-communist eastern Europe now, or at least as soon as you can! It reminded me of my passion for eastern Europe and some of the unique things about it - including obscure communist architecture like this upside-down … [Read more...]

Europe, according to a 10-year-old Australian

Quite a few years ago (nearly 25 years ago, but I don't like to say that too loudly) my parents drove my sister and I around Europe in a campervan for six months. To say that had an impact on my future travel bug would be putting it mildly! But in any case, I learnt a heck of a lot about the other … [Read more...]

A European Christmas with my sister

Christmas is coming ... are you ready? This post is part of the update-old-blog-posts project, undertaken nearly 15 years in to my blogging journey! It covers my European Christmas experience back in 2005 and includes so many fun and fond memories. Sleigh Bells and Mulled Wine Seasons keep … [Read more...]