Switzerland

I think Switzerland can only be described in pictures, as words don’t really do it justice. Bern – lake side The view over Lucerne.   The town of Lucern   The hike up Rigi Food at the top The Mythen Our lunch lookout point driving from Lucern to Thun.   Lauterbrunnen. Lake Thun   Basel…

Madrid

If you have been reading my blogs for awhile you will know we are huge fans of food tours and Madrid was no exception. I think you can know an amazing dish if you normally don’t like the ingredient, but the dish makes you love it. This was the case with these prawns. The butter…

Berlin – Germany

Another food tour and checking out the city for a weekend break. We walked around the city and across to the Pergamon Museum. Nick really wanted to go, so we waited in line for about an hour. Turns out that half of the museum is shut and didn’t end up spending that much time there…

Russia – Moscow

I was lucky enough to go to Russia for a work trip. I didn’t have too much time to look around, but I did get to go to the Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s. We also went into the city to see the skyscrapers. We went to a supermarket to check out all…

5 things to see in Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia. So much more than Euro Trip and Hostel would have you believe. A personal joke as when we were there we took a tour and the guide told us that when the movie Hostel came out their backpacking rates went down by 70%. 1. Bratislava Castle 2. The Blue Church 3. The UFO…

My first 30 countries

The hardest part of this post was choosing only one picture of each beautiful country. My home, New Zealand – Queenstown Australia – Brisbane Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur Thailand – Tiger in Chiang Mai Singapore Cambodia – Angkor Wat Vietnam – Halong Bay Rarotonga USA – Yellow Stone National Park Bali – Nusa Lembongan China – Qinhuangdao…

Austria: Vienna in winter

Put on layers then add some more, it was cold! We were there late December and as well as the air temperature being a high of 1 C, the wind managed to cut through no matter how many layers you were wearing. Vienna is full of historic old buildings, it is a great city to walk…

Malta, and how to navigate it

Malta is a collection of small islands in the Mediterranean sea between Italy and Africa. After looking at pictures on Google Images I felt I had to go there and see for myself how beautiful it was. It was starting to get cold in England so it was a good time to head to Malta…

Oktoberfest

Prost! Ahh, Oktoberfest. A must do for a traveling Kiwi! Outfits and all.. Where to start. We were fortunate to have a German friend who had been a few times so we didn’t get completely lost. We had a nightmare with flights with our friends landing two hours later than expected. We didn’t get to our…

Milan: Food Tour

Another weekend getaway, this time back to Italy. This was mainly a foodie weekend for us as we ate a lot!! We started off with a walking food tour around  the Brera district showing us the Milanese twist on several traditional Italian dishes. The company was ‘Italy Food’ We have been on a lot of…

South of France: Gargas and Nice

On the recommendation of my mum’s friend, we headed from Barcelona to a small village in France called Gargas. We took the train from Barcelona to Perpignan then drove the rest of the way along the beautiful coastline. On the drive we stopped in Avignon. It is a beautiful little French town surrounded by a…

Barcelona

Wow, what a city! Mum and Dad were over so on day one we decided to climb up one of the tallest points in the city. This is where Gaudi built his house and the park around it, where some on his most famous mosaic artworks are. The view over the city was great; it…