New Year 2018 Part 2/3: NYE in Budapest

Budapest, fast becoming a must-visit in central Europe, and one of my favourite cities. Being my second time here, I know we’ll easily fill the three-night stay. There’s so much to see and do here. We arrive late on and get checked into our hostel: Adagio 2.0 by the Basilica, more central than last time….

Pre-New Year, Amsterdam, 2017

As hoped for some time, here I am again. Finally back abroad. Ideally this would have come earlier but as ever, life got in the way. It really wasn’t the plan. But I ended up in Scotland for several months as… Another ******* jury citation (no I wasn’t chosen, but spent a week going into…

Three Capitals Trip Part 2/3: Budapest, Hungary

Now for the main bit: two nights in Budapest, Hungary. A few hours from Vienna, we arrive just as darkness is falling. Already with bar crawl and boat party tickets from the bus, we get checked into the hostel (GoodMo House in Józsefváros). But we’ve less than an hour to get ready and meet back…

Frankfurt, Germany April 2017

And now back to Frankfurt for about the 100th time on my travels. After saying goodbye to the Wiesbaden flatmates, I made the short S-Bahn journey to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Goodbyes have become part of the reality on my travels, but there’s still always a slight sadness about them. I promised to at least send a…

Switzerland: Rhine Falls, Lucerne & Zurich, April 2017

After leaving Frankfurt in the early hours last Saturday, we arrived in Switzerland that morning. First a quick stop at Rhine Falls, then continuing on to Lucerne & Zurich. Although not technically a member of the European Union, Switzerland is still within the Schengen free movement zone. So we still had a short stop at…

Wiesbaden, Germany 2017

So here’s where I’ll be staying the rest of this month: Wiesbaden. One of the oldest in Germany, this spa town dates way back to Roman times. I’ve lived here for two months now – renting from a German, Matthias, as he does an internship in Berlin. I chose Wiesbaden as I wanted to stay…