Entering the mysterious world of Transnistria: The time warp self declared Communist Republic between Moldova and Ukraine!

We had heard about the secretive state of Transnistria as we had been travelling through Eastern Europe. We heard rumours of a dangerous border crossing, bribing guards, Russian military and a currency that is only recognised within its tiny borders sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine. But having a rather unhealthy obsession with Communism, sketchy border

A guide to Brasov: The charming Transylvanian home of Dracula that stole our hearts!

After already falling in love with Romania when we explored the trendy capital of Bucharest we were keen to head out in to Transylvania where the read adventure was to begin. Here Romania really took our hearts with its fairytale medieval streets, freindly locals, traditional culture, tales of Dracula and of course the stunning mountains and countryside that

An amazing adventure through the Romanian countryside to hike above the Transfagarasan highway

After an epic day in the Carpathian Mountains we were offered an opportunity to venture to the legendary Transfagarasan highway deep in the Transylvania peaks. In what turned out to be a 12 hour road trip through the Romanian countryside, visiting the most breathtaking scenes, witnessing local life and hiking to the most amazing summit

Hiking to 7520ft in the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania, Romania!

We love nothing more than being up in the mountains, exploring the wild untamed peaks whether than be hiking, climbing or paragliding over the top of it all! So when we headed over to Romania and more specifically Transylvania we were keen to tick off a huge dream: Hiking in the stunning Carpathian Mountains! But

Gisborne – A sunny place to surf, wine, dine, and more!

A wise man once discovered the concept of working to earn one’s livelihood. Following this, one wiser man discovered the concept of holidaying at exotic places, since all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, now doesn’t it? Talking of exotic vacationing spots, Gisborne is one such place, which is located on the

Doors Hostel Bucharest: A hippy paradise in this beautiful city!

After spending 2 weeks in an apartment with a pool down in Fethiye, Turkey visiting family and freinds and generally taking a break from hostels and backpacking we found ourselves in Bucharest. Back on the hostel scene we were both excited to be back out there and also not so much looking forward to sharing

Bucharest, the beautiful and trendy Romanian capital we absolutely fell in love with!

Heading in to Romania after 3 weeks in Turkey, back into Eastern Europe and back on our original route we were unsure what to expect. In many ways it almost felt like coming back home, back to the familiar sights, sounds and smells of Eastern Europe we had become so used to and loved to

A guide to Cappadocia: The magical, dream like, out of this world landscape that we flew above!

When we decided to head over to Turkey again there was one place so high on our bucket list we knew we couldn’t miss it out this time: Cappadocia! The surreal lunarscape of this fairytale destination really captured our imagination, waking up from our night bus in the middle of this strange land it felt

A guide to the Fethiye region of Turkey: Oludeniz, Hisaronu & Kaya. A beautiful, historic paradise!

We decided to head down to Fethiye from Istanbul as a slight (12hour night bus!) detour off our route though Eastern Europe. This is an area we are very much familiar with having spent many happy holidays as kids on the stunning beaches of Turkey’s south coast. Returning here we came for a holiday after 2.5

Bucket list: Hot Air Ballooning over the surreal and stunning landscape of Cappadocia

When we decided to take a detour and head down to Turkey, a country we are more than familiar with after visiting year upon year whilst growing up, we made a pact to tick off our bucket list dreams this time. Instead of just heading back down to the stunning beaches of the south coast

A day sailing in the Mediterranean, snorkeling with Turtles & Exploring the hidden beaches of Fethiye, Turkey

After 2.5 months backpacking around Eastern Europe one of the reasons we took the detour to come down to Fethiye was to have a break! Now, we love backpacking, actually more than we ever imagined! But it can be tiring, so two weeks spent on the beaches on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, relaxing around

Paragliding off Babadag Mountain and landing on the stunning Blue Lagoon Beach, Turkey!

Back in 2006 I took a family holiday down to Oludeniz in the south of Turkey. Despite being on the surface a typical British tourist holiday we managed to see so much of the local culture due in most part to Shorty’s connection with this region. It might have been my first time in this

Being a tourist in Moldova: The forgotten country with a mixed identity. The most off the beaten track nation in Europe?

After travelling around the entire Balkans we heading into the unknown. Wherever we asked no one seemed to know much about Moldova. Everyone on this route seemed to be missing it out or even unsure of its existence. Was is a part of Romania, or even Ukraine, was it even worth bothering with this country