Monthly archives: January, 2013

Awesome walk around Lisbon!

G’day peeps! I think this one will be boring. Sorry. Great day today in and around Lisbon, the weather was terrific, met some really nice people. I met an Aussie this morning and we went for a quick walk around the hostel before grabbing coffee (aka hot chocolate – which was HUGE) and some lunch,…



Portugal Day 2

Good evening… Nice day here in Lisbon – loving the location of the hostel even more. Literally about 15 steps away from a mall (directly across the street) – aka a food court. Jumped on the metro today to go to the site of the ’98 World Fair – pretty cool to see everything they…



Rome, Venice… Portugal?

Hello, I’m back! Missed a couple days here (after I was just bragging about how well I was doing too – go figure), but I’m back! So we left off in Rome… I jumped on a Eurorail train from Rome to Venice which was a great experience – if I could travel the rest of…



Outta here!

OK this is REALLY my last night in Rome. No, really. Tomorrow I’m grabbing a train to Venice! Slightly colder there, but then being surrounded by water can do that to a place. I’m excited – I’ve been told it’s beautiful, and a really neat place to explore. It is more expensive though, so not…



Not much accomplished today… so let’s stay longer!

So yeah, not too much accomplished today… I got up nice and early, but didn’t really make it out of the room until noon. Whoops. I did make it to the Museum of Roman Civilization, which was pretty cool, but I’m not sure I was in a museum mood at the time, so cool as…



Vatican City – check

Good evening… long day today… started off very wet with pretty heavy rain this morning until about noon. I got a bit of a late start, not out of the building until around 9:15am. Caught the number 64 bus right across the street which got me to Vatican City – I made the cheap decision…



Today the Colosseum, Tomorrow the Vatican

Buonasera, or Good Evening! Apologies for my lack of a blog entry last night, it’s totally Shauna’s fault. She got me hooked on a new book series and I went a bit overboard yesterday. I must say, I love my e-reader! So let’s catch up… it’s been an entire day! I know! Crazy! Have you…



‘morning Greece. ‘night Italy

That’s my plan for today! 😉 But before that, let’s talk yesterday… Up nice and early (well… 7am), myself and two friends I met at the hostel here set off for the Greek Island of Hydra (pronounced “yee-thra”). We caught the only not on strike metro line (that week long metro pass was a terrible…



Parthenon? pfft whatever

So you would think that the Parthenon is the highest point in Athens, but not so! No siree bob! On my walking tour the other day the tour guide pointed out a church up on a hill, and told us that this was in fact the highest point in Athens. It’s a much smaller area,…



Athens

Hello everyone! Let me just start by saying – I’m tired!! So coherence may be slightly reduced here. Anyway this is now Day 3 in Athens, I didn’t get a chance to add an entry last night as I was out a bit late, so… yesterday was good! Didn’t go crazy and do too much,…