wandering the mountains

Winding roads led us to the countryside of France, bordering the alps and Ecrins national park where the mountains met the cascading waterfalls. With bread and cheese in our packs we chose a path that navigated us though a forest-ridden path and over some mountains. Not a person in sight. Only the calming sound of water rushing in…

Mallorcan sunsets

Mallorca was a white-sand, blue doorway dreamland. As the sun rose we were flying into the island from Barcelona and the light touched the expanse below us, from the green fields to the blue beaches. Palm trees filled the city centre and every doorway was picturesque. Our airBnB was a little out of Palma in the…

tapas and sangria

The sunshine greeted us from the first moment in Barcelona, and after filling up on paella and sangria at the local restaurant the conversations flowed from life and love to travel and futures and everything in between. The next day we found ourselves winding through tiny streets of gothic town eyeing the washing dangling over…

Norwegian Woods

Norway was like a rush of emotion on the best kind of days. Colour, light and ecstasy floated in the air and everywhere we turned was beauty. Flying over the twilight-lit landscapes which evolved from abandoned frozen lakes to lush tree tops guarding small houses by the river was the best welcome we could have asked for. After…

A Christmas Adventure III: Prague

  Prague welcomed us with its beauty and intrigue from the moment we arrived. Our little airBnB was hidden down an alley way, not far from the city centre. The streets are covered in graffiti, contrasting the charm that lingers in the atmosphere. Many moments were spent in street cafes drinking fresh peppermint tea, hot chocolates and hiding from…

A Christmas Adventure II: Austria

Our first day in Salzburg started with the first snowfall of the season. White covered alleyways lit up with golden street lights as we browsed through the Christmas market stalls of white and red decorations with smells of fresh pastries in the air. Snow filled our last day in Salzburg too, this time a top a mountain…

A Christmas Adventure I: Neuschwanstein Castle

Perched a-top a snow covered landscape sits Neuschwanstein Castle, a name near impossible to pronounce but full of mystery all the same. We wound our way up the icy covered path, toes nearly reaching the point of frostbite and beanies covered in glitter snow circling the air. The forest surrounding us is vast rows of…

les petites villages de France

Overlooking a small town perched ontop of a green hill in the south of France, eating a croissant aux almondes and wondering how places like this exist. We traversed down south, conquering the tiny winding roads in the parc nationaux de Luberon and found ourselves in Gordes; a small semi-medieval-looking town built a-top a green…

Milano

When you’re craving pizza the best thing to do is go to Italy, right? Just a mere 6 hour bus ride later and you’ve got the perfect meal awaiting you. We arrived in the midst of fashion week, the streets bustling with people clothed in everything from bright coloured dresses to a chic all-black outfit….

48 hours in Switzerland

Catching a train for under two hours and ending up in another country is something that will always amaze me. Since Switzerland is just across the border from France, Geneva seemed like a perfect weekend escape. Descend into the dungeons of Le Château de Chillion and you’ll find chains used to hang prisoners and strange…

Bienvenue à Lyon

White buildings with splashes of blue and red, green trees towering over the small streets and people speeding past on bicycles is my welcome into Lyon. My cosy studio is home for the next year – a world away from Australia. After walking in the wrong direction for 1km – uphill, I might add –…