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Budapest

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We left Krakow in the morning and caught the bus to Budapest. This was easy in theory but proved difficult in practice. We were late, like if our car got caught to a couple more red lights we would miss the bus type of late. Arriving at the bus with about 5 mins to spare […]

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Krakow & Auschwitz

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Krakow. We reached Krakow after a few hours, we had dinner at an Indian restaurant in the old town and came home and fell asleep straight away. It had been a big day. Unlike Warsaw, which had been almost completely demolished by the war, Krakow stayed intact. It surrendered without a fight and became a […]

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Siedlce – Kamil & Sylwia’s Wedding

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Walking through the town we realised that perhaps Poland’s new economy hadn’t reached outside the main towns. Unlike Warsaw who were tearing down a lot of their communist style buildings at a hectic pace, Siedlce looked untouched and gave you an accurate picture of what Poland had looked like from the 1950’s to the early […]

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Warsaw

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We got to Warsaw mid-morning and headed straight to our Airbnb in Wilcza. After a short flight by southern hemisphere standards we were transported to another world. The 15th century plaza’s and Nuevo Greco-Roman architecture of Spain had disappeared and its place, wide, modern boulevards with hefty soviet style buildings on each side. There was […]

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Grenada

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The bus ride to Grenada was only 3 hours. Our accommodation was situated outside the major tourist area about a 15 minute walk from the city center. It was arguably even hotter in Grenada than in Sevilla but not too far into the distance we could see snow-capped mountains and heard from our Airbnb host […]

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Sevilla

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We left Madrid on a scorching day and climbed into a bus bound for the south of Spain. The bus ride took 6 hours with a rest stop in between. Our Airbnb was situated in the old town right next to all of the main sights. Perfect. After a nap, we had tapas on our […]

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Madrid & Toledo

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Madrid After a slow start doing laundry, sending our winter stuff back to Melbourne and waiting for siesta’s to finish we were off sightseeing. Unfortunately by now it was late in the afternoon and we decided to throw in the towel and go for a run instead. We ran around El Retiro park taking in […]

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Madrid

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Madrid Sadly, our time was up in South America, but a new adventure awaited us in Europe when we stepped out of Barajas international on a beautiful summers day in Madrid. We were staying in a suburb called Lavapies, which was about 1-2 km from all the major attractions without it being overrun with tourists. […]

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The Amazon

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We left Cuzco in the early hours of a cold morning. We had basically accomplished nothing in our last couple of days in the historic city apart from eating, drinking and sleeping. Barry (probably not his real name) our Airbnb host picked us up and lugged our suitcases down numerous flights of stairs to his […]

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Salkantay Trek

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The Salkantay Trek is roughly a 90km trek that goes through the Salkantay pass at its highest point before winding its way around to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Pichu. We did the trek through a company called Alpaca Expeditions – supposedly one of the best trekking companies in Cuzco. At twice the […]