Athens, the final destination

img_6461Athens was the final destination on our two month extravaganza that was winter in Europe, 2017.  Having managed to find our way to Athens we were not too sure what to expect.  We were foretold of a country on the brink of bankruptcy, suggestions of a Grexit before the year was out, and riots being held on a semi regular timeframe – regardless of whether any of this is true or not, we LOVED Athens. Continue reading “Athens, the final destination”

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Three days in a not so leaky boat

img_6073We had one mission – Amsterdam to Athens AKA 2,869kms.

We needed to do it “quickly” but also within the bounds of our Eurail pass, which meant land travel was already paid for, and a significant portion of our sea pass was paid for – to put this in context, at the time we were looking the cheapest flights from Amsterdam to Athens as just over €400 for the both of us – our trip cost us around €260. Continue reading “Three days in a not so leaky boat”

Amsterdam, a city of culture

img_5701Amsterdam is one of those cities where I think your preconceived perceptions make a big difference to your stay – specifically the beloved and I were actually not that fussed on making it here, we kind of viewed it as the Vegas of Europe, and not in the glitz and glam kind of way.  I think this perception was wrong, and I am pleased we took the time to visit this beautiful city. Continue reading “Amsterdam, a city of culture”