Hot Air and Raki

I woke up in the tent in Cappadocia sweating. It was still early but already the heat of the day was enough to make it uncomfortable. We arrived late the night before after a long drive from Istanbul, so I had planned on sleeping a lot longer than my unwanted, furnace-like alarm clock had allowed […]

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A Blue Mosque and Bluer Mountains

I walked through the archway into the courtyard of The Blue Mosque. The step down had been worn into a gentle slope by an unimaginable number of feet that have crossed the threshold. It was loud, everyone was talking and babies were crying. It was also hot, the hottest it’s been so far, my shirt […]

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Niš was Nice

We parked in Niš and were immediately passed by a donkey-drawn cart racing down the road. The carriage was piled high with buckets and the driver used a branch to spur it on, making them faster. This was then followed by an old military truck its canvas body packed with brush. “We’re not in Vienna […]

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Head Banging in Budapest

I started our day in Budapest in a foul mood. Everything was getting on my nerves, the pushing and shoving of a 25 billion tourists, the sun burning my skin, people taking up more than their fair share of seats in the bus, to name only a few. The list also includes; people breathing and […]

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Beautiful Wien

Vienna blew my mind. It is, without a doubt, the most beautiful city I have ever been to. And what made our trip better was that this was an unexpected stop for us. When we were driving through Austria I starting humming songs from The Sound of Music so we decided to go! We arrived […]

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Lunch in Regensburg

Yesterday we woke up in Wurzburg and drove two hours to Regensburg where we had originally planned on staying the previous night. Well, actually I think it took us a little longer than that because we had to drive so incredibly slowly due to the torrential rain and poor visibility that went with it. We […]

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Sixteen Hours in Ypres

Yesterday we left England, we woke up in my house in Colchester, packed our bags, said goodbye to mum, Laura, and Annie and left. The drive to Dover was particularly uneventful, to be honest, I slept through most of it. We had planned on driving all the way into Germany as we’d managed to get […]

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