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 […]

A guide to Istanbul: The energetic & historic city that sits on two continents!

Istanbul had been a bucket list destination for a long time for us, having an intimate relationship with Turkey over the years there always felt like there was something missing having never been to the cultural capital of a country we love. Despite the political climate in Turkey Istanbul is still a safe, fascinating and impressive […]

Discovering the magic of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The bucket list items that tell the tale of historic Istanbul!

We have always wanted to visit Istanbul, when we dreamt of this bustling city we couldn’t look much further than the twin icons of the city: The Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. At first glance we expected just to find two wonderful mosque to visit and tick off the bucket list. But little did […]

Hitchhiking to the tropical Bogove waterfall in rural Albania, a day of real adventure! (Plus: shorty skinny dipping!)

Whilst on our amazing 11 day adventure through Albania and the ensuing love affair that resulted, we found ourselves in the charming town of Berat. This beautiful Ottoman city has clung to the side of mountains for centuries and we inevitably ended up extending our stay. We heard whispers amongst our fellow travellers of a […]