Why You Shouldn’t Miss Bucharest

The main reason for our visit to Romania was the beautiful mountains and castles of Transylvania, but it was easier to fly to Bucharest from the UK. After reading mixed reviews of the city  (generally hard to love at first sight, but worth the effort), we decided to spend 2 nights there and I’m glad…

Visiting Valletta

Malta is a not-so large island country that has an incredible history. To be honest, I didn’t know much about it until we started looking for somewhere warm to visit. It’s home to the some of the most complex and oldest temples in the world, some are 5000 years old. And due to Malta’s central…

South England Road Trip Part 2: Wandering through Bath

After a long day visiting the sites of prehistoric Britian, it was time to get a little more modern…working our way from the Romans to the modern day Baths in one of the UK’s most beautiful cities. After a leisurely breakfast, we started our day with the Mayor of Bath’s Guide tour.  It’s free, and…

A Weekend in Chester

If you’re looking for an extremely photogenic city with lots of shopping and restaurants, Chester certainly fits the bill.  It’s on the border with Wales, and has houses dating back to the middle ages (as well as Victorian replicas that are designed to look old!).  We were in town for a wedding, but spent an…

Hadrian’s Wall: A Bit of Roman History in England

  In the year 122 AD, when the Roman Empire was still massive, construction started on the wall that now runs from coast to coast in the north of England.  The wall essentially became the northern border of the empire, and this huge undertaking took about 6 years to build.  Impressive.  Especially since there are many…