Thursday, 29 May 2014

A stop in Český Krumlov

Somewhere between Vienna and Prague sits Český Krumlov, a Unesco World Heritage site.  On a tip from one of my friends who used to live in Prague, I decided to make a pit stop and stay the night in this 14th century town on my way from Vienna to Prague. 

Monday, 26 May 2014

24 hrs in London

In a rather impulsive decision, I decided to extend my 3 hour lay-over in London to a 28 hour express visit.  How much of London can you experience in a day?  A lot. Especially when you have a good friend who lives in London, offers to be your tour guide and give you a place to crash for the night.  

Monday, 19 May 2014

Arting it up in Covilhã

Often when you think of the Portuguese art scene you automatically think of Lisbon, but in the spirit of trying something new, I headed to Covilhã. Yes, I committed  to a four hour bus ride to a winter resort area in Portugal after "surviving" a brutal winter in Canada.  Proof of how much I love art and my little cousin who is currently studying fashion design here in the mountains.  

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Burgers, Gin and Cheesecake

It's no secret that the best places to eat in a new city are the ones away from the touristy area, but on our way away from the opera house, we couldn't help but be  enticed by my travel buddies three favourite things.