Travelogue

  1. Just Chillin’

    Date 06 Oct 2018
    Neamt Dawn I was expecting Romania to be a bit cooler, temperature wise, compared to where we have been recently and sure enough we have, even in September, had a few sub-zero mornings already and the days are decidedly cooler, which has been enjoyable for us, at least at the moment. One of…

  2. Stone and Wood, Pomes and Plums

    Date 20 Sep 2018
    Rolling farmland in Transylvania After initially arriving on the overnight train from Budapest (which turned out to be better than expected) we collected the hire car that we now have for three weeks. We then headed straight out of Brasov to Sighisoara, both in Transylvania, where we spent the first week…

  3. Two Letters

    Date 06 Sep 2018
    Lenticular cloud over Belianske Tatry Chalk and cheese - the only similarity is the first two letters. The words Slovakia and Slovenia are the same in all but two letters, and yet we found the difference between the two countries far greater than chalk and cheese, and if you read…

  4. Slovenian Skies

    Date 18 Aug 2018
    Storm clouds over Pohorje The most accurate word I can use to describe what I have seen of Slovenia is bucolic. Not withstanding the fact that it is over 60% forest, the most obvious feature is the patches of rolling farmlands spread between and throughout these forests and hills and…

  5. Book Ends

    Date 03 Aug 2018
    Geres Sky Venice Sky Ljubljana Sky After the final days in the north of Portugal we spent a short time in Venice, Italy before training it to Slovenia, where we have now been for a few days, neatly book ending our time in Venice. Vineyards in the Duoro Valley In…

  6. Car 54 (Where are you?)

    Date 21 Jul 2018
    Sky Pilot Some of you may have been wondering where we’ve got to since the last entry a few weeks ago. Well, the answer is Portugal. After spending four or five days in Porto to the north, we jumped on the train to Lisbon where we spent another week checking…

  7. Moving On

    Date 02 Jul 2018
    Dawn over Mt Kazbek We spent a relatively uneventful week walking around in the cool mountains of Kazbegi (officially known as Stepantsminda) and having to deal with the somewhat parochial locals. The only thing of any note in Kazbegi is the Gergeti Trinity Church perched on its lofty hilltop high above the town and right below Mt Kazbek, which has now been…

  8. Road Trip

    Date 21 Jun 2018
    God Beams over Khor Virap Having been almost constantly on the road for the last week or so, it’s good to now be staying in one place, at least for a (short) while. We had bidden a fond farewell to our driver and guide Karen who accompanied us for much…

  9. Arme…zing

    Date 10 Jun 2018
    Clouds ove Mt Ararat and Yerevan After only a week in Armenia it has so far left a far different impression than Georgia, which as previously stated hasn’t lived up to expectations (yet!). The people and landscape, while having many similarities, are very different in so many other ways. I…

  10. A Little Further Afield

    Date 03 Jun 2018
    Acropolis Sky Parthenon from the streets of Athens First up we’ve had a five day stop over in Athens where we enjoyed yummy Greek food and a little sightseeing, and we have now left our apartment in Arcos permanently as the logistics just weren’t working for us, so sadly we…

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