The Best Burger in Scotland

It's a big claim. But it's one that Bread Meats Bread can loudly declare. It is after all the winner of the title for the past two years in a row. So obviously I had to check it out. So I wandered into their Glasgow city centre restaurant on St. Vincent Street with a friend…

A Trip to Balloch and Loch Lomond

A sunny day in Scotland meant one thing and one thing only. Balloch and Loch Lomond trip. So I packed my camera and notebook into my old backpack, donned my bright yellow raincoat and made my way to the bus. Now from where I’m staying it’s a long train ride. An hour and twenty minutes….

Florence, Part 3

My final days in Florence (and Italy) were somber for me. I’d enjoyed every single second of my first solo trip overseas. Even the part where an old man proposed to me on the bus (I need to get a fake wedding ring for next time)! Every single second was a massive and educating experience…

To Fort William!

Strap in folks. This is going to be a long journey. I’ve been waiting for this trip for months. Ok so before we start. I have the flu again. I know right? I’m not handling the weather changes very well. But I’m not going to let that stop me from enjoying this experience. Ain’t nothing…

Florence, Part 2

One of the most amazing things about Florence, is the way in which the city has been preserved, while still being an active city. When you arrive in Florence one of the first things that strike you is the lack of modern buildings. Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, I’m accustomed to seeing a mixture of…

The People’s Palace (Gardeners Heaven)

Ok first things first, let’s just get this out of the way. Scotland is bloody freezing. If I can give you one piece of sound advice for travelling to Scotland it’s this; ignore every single one of those “what to pack for ___ season in Scotland.” Ignore them all. They’re all lies. These people are…

Ghost of Travel Journal Past

We’ve all done it. We’ve all uttered those words we would soon regret; “I’m going to do a proper travel journal this holiday”. Famous last words. It works for a while. You buy a fancy new notebook and pens, you’ve got your itinerary. This should be easy right? You get on the plane and start…

Florence, Part 1

  So I apologise about the delay in updating my final Italy entries (the Florence part), but I recently came down with a whole host of things, including Glandular Fever (and bronchitis, and pneumonia – honestly the list could go on). So I wasn’t completely myself for a long time. Plus I recently travelled to…

Venice – Florence, Day 11

So day 11, I packed my bags, walked from my hotel to the Venezia-Mestre station and waited for my train. I accidentially got there a bit early so I treated myself to a nice brekky. The train ride to Florence was relatively quiet and fast. I got very tempted when we pulled into Bologna and…

Venice, Day 10

So on my last day in Venice, I spent a good portion of the day just ambling back and forth through tourist shops along the main tourist strip. Now usually when I go to buy souvenirs I wait until the very last day (knowing me I’d change my mind and regret my purchases later) so…

Venice, Day 9

So I only spend around 3 full days in Venice, I had some niche advice from a co-worker that you could manage to see quite a bit in 3 days or less, any more and you would potentially get bored with it. No way did I want to get bored with it – I’ve been…

Venice, Day 8

So my first official day in Venice (I was staying on the mainland) I got incredibly lost. I was drawn away from the crowds heading towards Piazza San Marco, by the beautiful buildings and quaint courtyards. I’m still not even sure I could tell you where I went. So I completely missed my tour. Again….