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

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

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