Archive | March, 2011

How Much Did It Cost – Vilnius Budget

Arriving in Vilnius I assumed it would be a similar story to Tallinn and Riga on my trip down through the Baltic States. As I wandered from the bus station down the streets to my hostel I got the distinct impression time was moving much slower here. Buildings appeared to show their age as cracks slithered up the walls like snakes while the hostel staff were so blase about booking […]


Final 24 Hours in Europe

Leaving the Amalfi Coast where houses balance on the side of cliffs and the greenery of the mountains served as a view any blogger could be motivated by I returned to Naples where I would spend my final 24 hours in Europe. A little depressing but chancing an hour long train ride that I’d already experienced delays on just wasn’t worth it. Additionally was the extra expense required to purchase […]


Heaven Or Just Realising The Dream

The final two days at my stay in the oh so posh hostel along the coastline of Italy were some of my finest. At night I was one of the regulars, meeting new arrivals as they found the hostel bar all while having a good old banter with the manager and staff as we partied away into the wee hours of the morning together. During the day I ventured to […]


A Day on The Amalfi Coast

Stepping off the train in Sorrento where the local bus departs to Amalfi I had to run the gauntlet straight away. People everywhere and they all wanted on a bus to somewhere along the Amalfi Coast. I got lucky an scored a window seat on the right side of the bus that would allow me to admire the coast line and not the massive rock wall on the other. It […]


How Much Did It Cost – Riga Budget

Saying goodbye to Tallinn and my cheapest budget to date I boarded a bus bound for Riga where the currency to follow is the Latvian Lat. A deceiving currency given its conversion rate to the aussie dollar, made worse still due to my over indulgence in alcohol at the hostel bar. It wasn’t all down to my reduced functionality though, Riga is top English Stag Territory and as such prices seem […]


Sant’Agnello Simply Beautiful

I departed Naples for Sant’Agnello, one stop from Sorrento on the Peninsula Sorrentina. My final stop on what has been an eye opening adventure for this country boy from Casterton, Australia. Once my few days here were over it would be time to leave Europe and head for the United Kingdom. It was an inevitable situation but try as I might I was doing everything possible to delay it. Still […]