A brief visit to Split

“You know those flights to Rome? Well I booked flights to Split instead.” That’s how we booked our latest holiday. With absolutely no planning and a little spontaneity. Croatia has always been somewhere that had some appeal for me. It looked great, with the amazing coastline and some old buildings. Right up my street so…

Chamonix – The Mer de Glace Glacier

Too much exertion is most definitely a bad thing, especially when you are on holiday. Having walked endlessly in Barcelona only to then go straight out and snowshoe upon my arrival in Chamonix I was keen for a more restful experience. As it happened on my second day most of the family were also keen…

Chamonix – Snowshoeing and some general rambling

When it comes to travel blogging, that being what I endeavor to do here on this lowly online journal, I find that it becomes very hard to write when I have a large ensemble cast. This is the reason I have not (yet) put anything on here regarding our time in South Korea – because…

Barcelona one last time and a turbulent hop to France

This was my last day in Barcelona and I was sad to be leaving but at the same time excited to be moving on. My next stop was not home and as such I was starting to feel the type of excitement we experienced on our longer trips. Where the sadness of leaving one great…

Barcelona Photo Blog

Please bare in mind that I am no photographer and that I was also experimenting using my phone as a camera (which I think was successful). I also hardly bothered to use my tripod. And I have no patience. Or talent. So in summary, I’m better with words. But anyway, enjoy.

Barcelona Day 2 – Architecture & Gypsy Pickpockets

I slept awfully the night of the football match. I just couldn’t get warm despite taking a long hot shower and the duvet on my bunk was frustratingly inadequate. I resorted to sleeping fully clothed but kept waking. Mainly courtesy of the Japanese guy who staggered in at 4am and then kept talking in his…

Barcelona Day 1 – Weirdos, Chocolate & Football Induced Hypothermia

This blog is over 100 entries long and has covered every continent of our planet, with the exception of Antarctica. Yet I still find myself questioning what you might want to know about. Personally I have always enjoyed writing about the journey rather than the seeing and doing. So my 5 days in Barcelona fails…

Patara – Great beach? Awesome Ruins? I’m in heaven!

We are  a bit slap dash when it comes to research. As I mentioned in the balloon flight post a couple of photographs is more than enough to set us on a lengthy journey. But when it comes to beaches we learnt in early 2011 that more extensive investigations are needed. Some supposedly great beaches are…