Ancient Greek Shipwreck

How cool is this?! An ancient Greek shipwreck has been found off the Bulgarian coast. Below is the Guardian article, click on the link to see the full story. World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea Archaeologists say the 23-metre vessel has lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years Kevin Rawlinson Tue 23 Oct…

Not. Good.

The last 48/60 hours has been… an experience. On Sunday, the day after the wedding, we woke up to discover that MalagaCar had attempted to bill us over €1000 as a ‘safety’ measure against any possible damage. Yeah, not that there had been an incident, they had attempted to take the money ‘in case’ of…

They Did!

Now THAT was a lot of fun! That statement was coming from three introverts post-festivities at the Heavy Metal wedding. Hosted at Venta las Yeguas. We rocked up by 12pm with bottles of booze for the happy couple – it was a potluck/everyone pitch in and help them out wedding – and proceeded to man the…

Malaga to Cadiz

Well, where to start. It’s been a frantic 24 hours that’s seen us fly from Leeds Bradford to Malaga Airport at nearly midnight local time, navigate our way through the airport and along dimly lit roads to the Holiday Inn Express – which was absolutely lovely – then in the morning trek halfway back –…

Monday madness – a travel-day

Our story begins with two stuffy-nosed, bleary-eyed, grumpy travellers… to say we ‘awoke’ this morning is generous. Daylight crept into the room, it did not gently stroke our brow, and whisper gently. No, it slithered in, it poked me in both eyes, smirked at my indigence, and laughed loudly as it slammed the door on…

Sunday-funday?

In theory Sunday should be a fun-day… and our was, once it started properly. Our accommodations for the past week have been comfortable, for the most part, however the bed has left a little to be desired… so last night we booked a hotel room for our last night in Berlin, and that meant that…

Sandwiches, Starbucks, and a Saturday Stroll

You did know I have a problem with alliteration, right? Guess you do now! Today we discovered the horror that is starting a busy itinerary without caffeine. This morning was not pretty. It was horrendous. We have survived, our relationship is intact, but best of all, we have learnt a valuable lesson = life goes…

Oktoberfest!

Ahhh, is there anything more relaxing than a day without demands? A day spent catching up on favourite past times? I’m not sure, but today was one of those days for me. Waving off the other-half to the conference, I took my time over a cup of coffee, caught up on Twitter, Facebook, and some…

Brandenburg and there abouts

It was all go today… well, so long as go was slow/steady, and didn’t involve high amounts of energy! This was due mainly to the fact that neither of us slept particularly well, mostly due to the heat. Whilst we’d been looking ward to it being a little warmer over here, we weren’t expecting 20ish…

First impressions: Berlin

Wow, that should have been so much easier! Getting from Leeds, to Manchester, to Berlin should have taken us around 6hrs. Should have. 1.5hrs to Manchester, 2hr flight, time in between spent on immigration etc. Before checking into our AirBnB by 5pm. That’s not what happened. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for a…