Over the last few weeks I have been able to strike a few things off my Bucket List
Turkey is an amazing country, relatively new in itself, but the every part of the big country is full of history.
A friend and I decided to embark upon a Busabout Tour in time for the 99th ANZAC Day Commemorations on the peninsula where it originated.
Continue reading “ANZAC Day at Gallipoli”
Step 1: Be Australian
Step 2: Pretend your from which ever state they love the most
Step 3: Be friendly
Step 4: Stress the fact that you are extremely poor
Step 5: Be confident enough to go somewhere with a stranger*
* a big judgement call, but we found nearly everyone in Turkey to be super hospitable and friendly.
It was about 17 degrees on a semi sunny day of Turkey’s Mulga province.
Standing around in our bathers, oversized PFD (life jacket) and sexy ‘water’ shoes on, holding our paddles and tubes, we listened to our Turkish guide explain to us in heavily accented English the guidelines for taking on Saklikent Gorge.
A few minutes later we were heading towards the stream. There was a few minutes hesitation after the instructor asked ‘who’s going first?’
Out of the group of 59 people, with about 30 – 40% males, no one volunteered.
Continue reading “Tubing in Saklikent Gorge (and some muddy fun)”
I have just gotten back from an amazing 3 week adventure travelling around the sites of Turkey.
I will be doing in depth posts on the different aspects of my trip, but for now some photo highlights:
|Balloon flight over Cappadoccia
|Fairy Chimneys of Cappadoccia
|Lone Pine Memorial, ANZAC Day 2014
A couple months ago my housemate suggested that we get our first taste of snow by joining a skiing/music festival in the resort town of Bansko
Good thing we chose to go because England has been severely lacking in bringing forth a proper Northern Hemisphere winter.
The festival we did was called Horizon Festival
. The festival is in it’s second year. For around £200each we got a self-catered, one bedroom apartment. The price also included our ski pass and festival wristband.
Continue reading “On the Slopes of Bansko”
On Tuesday, a friend and I headed down to the English coastal town of Brighton.
Brighton has got to be one of the most visited tourist beach destinations in the Summer – luckily we went at the beginning of March so it wasn’t all that busy.
The seaside resort town became more popular during the 1700s as some bloke decided to push the idea of drinking and bathing in seawater as a general remedy to illness.
Continue reading “Brighton Up Your Day”
Last year, my cousin, her fiancee and another friend decided to travel across the European continent.
After hours of research and debate, we decided to go with the travel company Topdeck
, as we thought they might have been a bit more ‘mature’ compared to other tour companies.
From the moment the I saw the optional activities for Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, I knew I had to do skydiving! I mean, what better place to throw yourself out of a perfectly working helicopter!!??
Continue reading “Skydiving in the Swiss Alps”
Current history shows us that Australia will beat England by a mile (The Ashes) and it’s no different in the food aisle.
Continue reading “Vegemite V Marmite”
Last week I took trip to Hannover to meet up with an old school friend.
Hannover is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony in Germany.
Although there was many, many, many beverages consumed (what else what you expect when you pair Australians and Germans?) we did get to do a wee bit of touristy things in between the vodka, Jager and drinking games.
Continue reading “Quick Trip to Hannover”
Brace yourself for a massively long post…
Northern Ireland, especially the Coastal Causeway Route, is one of the most outstandingly beautiful places on earth (in my humble opinion).
Our driving expedition started in Belfast where we made our way to Londonderry via the Coastal Causeway Route.
Continue reading “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – The Coastal Causeway Route”