All posts filed under: Europe

For the Traveller

There is no feeling more euphoric than setting off into the cloudy blue skies, for the journey of a lifetime. A smile will be composed across your face as you begin to imagine the possibilities of adventure and the beautiful cultures and sites that you will see and experience. This moment is something that every person deserves to experience. Young at heart, wise at mind and a burning passion for all that life has to offer, the traveller is a unique being. Be you travelling alone or friends, travelling truly is the opportunity of a lifetime. Travelling has the opportunity to shape you, to change the very essence of your being, challenging what you thought you knew and who you thought you were. It’s a liberating and entrancing experience. Every one of us a story, something that has unconditionally changed or inspired us. Travelling the world is no different. You may temporarily leave behind your life back home, though you will fall in love with people who have their own stories and journeys, with cities …

European Contiki Survival Guide

  You’ve stepped off the plane at Heathrow Airport, London, just a bewildered face in a flood of people. This is it – congratulations! You have successfully made it to the other side of the world and now it finally hits you. How are you going to survive a month long European Contiki? Well don’t fear – with these few tips you will have the time of your life in your new summer playground, Europe! Rule number one: Be outgoing! You have just landed in one of the oldest cities in the world. Do not give in to the temptation of resting your pretty little head on that warm and comfy bed. Jet lag is a bitch. Stay strong and awake. Get out in the city and meet people. Say hello and talk! Keep an ear open for that familiar Australian accent. It is an unwritten law that when in Europe, meeting a fellow Australian seems like meeting a long lost friend! Staying awake is key to adapting to your new time zone. Be prepared …

When In Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. So grab a gelato and vespa and try keep up with the locals! Rome is a beautiful city, filled with rich history. As you walk through the winding streets you will definitely come across ruins! Maybe even take a walk through the Roman Forum and try your best impression of Julius Caesar. The Colosseum is a must do activity and the sheer size of it will leave you speechless! After that, head deep into the city and grab some more gelato, I mean, you’re in Rome! Am I right? Or am I right? From hear, duck over to the Trevi foundation and be ready to through in some Euros! Remember, if the first coin goes in, you will return to Rome; the second, you will find love; and the third, you will get married! As fate would have it, it seems I will never return to Rome, though I will find love and marriage. Soon you will have to leave this incredible city and my one last bit …

Nice Is Super Nice

What better way is there to spend a summer afternoon than to read “Tender Is The Night’ whilst sunning in the French Riviera. Nice is such a sunny city and the best way to enjoy it is to soak up the rays and head to the beach. The water is clear and fresh, allowing you to relax and take in the beautiful French culture and views of the old chateau ruins which reside on the hills above you. After finishing off tanning, you must walk along the coastal streets, ice-cream in hand, as you make your way up the hill to the ruins to soak in the beautiful view. There is also a section of ruins which one can write their names on to say that they have been there, but hey, I am not telling you to do it.

Hola Barcelona!

If cities were people, I would definitely chose Barcelona to join me for a night on the town. It is such a funky city.  Arriving on the sunny Spanish coast and sipping on a glass of Sangria is the perfect way to spend any afternoon! With locals hustling all around you, the city is kept alive with a constant buzz of soul and music. The people are friendly and the food is tasty! What else can any traveller ask for? Be sure to check out the insane architecture that is La Sagrada Familia and the Gaudi apartments. These architectural artworks are so magnificent and obscure, you will find yourself in such a complete and utter daze!

The Lifestyle of Rich and Famous

Ever wanted to rub shoulders with the rich and famous? Then a visit to the Principality of Monaco should definitely be on your books! What the second smallest country in the world lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in attitude. Walk around the Port Hercules and take in the break taking views of this glamorous country, whilst comparing the sizes of huge opulent yachts, owned by the world’s billionaires. Try your best at hand of cards in the Monte Carlo Casino, and if you’re lucky enough, you could have some winnings that match the riches of the Grimaldi Royal Family. You must definitely visit the church which has officiated weddings of the royal family and the every beautiful Grace Kelly and from there, a quick walk to the Royal palace a top the hill. This view is something that gives ones eye a whole new idea of natural riches.

An Australian In Paris

Paris, je t’aime. Never have I felt so intoxicated when exploring a city. As Audrey Hepburn said it, Paris is definitely always a good idea. Your divine history and culture is beautifully enriching and whilst exploring each street, I found myself falling deeper and deeper in love. From sipping expensive wines on the busy Avenue des Champs-Élysées, to climbing the Arc de Triomphe, Paris is a city that will provide any traveller with interesting and spectacular views. Be sure to sample sugary snacks like a modern day Marie Antoinette and try your best at flirting in French, after all it is said though that one will only get two bigs loves in their lifetime and for me; Paris has become one of those great loves, forever and always.