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…

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…

Back, again

Just a quick update. We’re back home, safe and sound. Our last ‘day’ in Athens wasn’t that long, as we had a late start, and an early afternoon flight. So by the time we ducked down to a nearby shop and bought all of their bottles of Greek Loux lemonade that pretty well finished off…

At sea, to see

Well, what a day. I’m not really sure how to describe our experience, it’s been a day filled with polarities and mixed emotions. We were up on time, and after inhaling breakfast made sure we were outside our designated collection point early. That’s about where things went weird. Instead of being collected by the Evermore…

Atop the Acrop.

Rarely do I use the ubiquitous ‘O.M.G.’, but today, is that day. I’d been told that in order to avoid the crowds at the Acropolis (TripAdvisor) entrance, that you need to be there early, when the gates open in fact. This piece of advice was correct, and if you’re reading this and wondering, the first…