Archive | May, 2011

The Aussie Nomad 2.0

Travel blogging has been a blast for me. I’m discovering I actually enjoy writing (not that I claim to be good at it) and all of this social media stuff we do on a daily basis. The hardest part has been making my blog my own. At the start you can’t afford a designer to make the site look good, so you find the best free/cheap option you can. I […]


Street Art in London

When you think of London most people think of the Royal Family, Big Ben, the Tube and other top tourist attractions. But have you ever stopped to think about street art? Me either, but as I found out when I took part in the Alternative London Tour it’s alive and kicking. The tour owner Gary, lives and breathes this stuff. He knows who created the pieces, how long they have […]


How Much Did It Cost – Florence Budget

Florence lured me in with the chance to meet a couple of travel friends, but what I found was so much more. The pizza, the gelato, the friends, the sheer beauty of the place. Oh and have I mentioned the gelato yet? It was clear my budget for Florence was going to be decided for me as the city took over. I fell in love with Italy from that moment […]


The London Blitz at Aldwych Station

Learning about the history of a place is what really tickles my travelling taste buds. So when Justin from invited me along to one of the events setup to mark the 70th Anniversary of the London Blitz I jumped at the chance. At the now closed Aldwych Tube Station the London Transport Museum re-created what it was like for people during the blitz. With actors setup in the old […]


Notting Hill Carnival

Summer, well what passes for summer is fast approaching here in London and that means sessions with my friend cider in the park and getting among the activities that come to life when the sun burns bright-ish. Last year I arrived a little late and a fair bit broke so am looking forward to a little more fun this time around. My very first event last year and one I’ll […]


How Much Did It Cost – Munich Budget

Munich was never on my radar as a place to stop for this trip but with all good backpacking adventures, plans always change. Instead of heading to Austria as originally planned I came here as it allowed the easiest path to my new destination in Italy and what would be the end of my trip around Europe. Quickly made plans don’t always pans out well and as such I could […]