London Livin’

 The three weeks spent in London were a huge eye opening experience. Rent is severely overpriced and non-professional job types are incredibly underpaid compared to Australian standards. Nether the less, the city is beautiful and there is always something to do. Our first weekend, we head to The Ministry of Sound to see Nervo play; such a fun club but definitely was not what I was expecting, I don’t have any photos to upload here, did I mention I lost my phone in Croatia?

Ellie and I did a bus tour of the major sights to get a feel for the city, definitely worth going to! We also took part in a Jack the Ripper tour walking tour where you got to see the places he murdered his victims and got a insight into how life was around the 1800s.

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Tower of London, this is where they keep the crown jewels IMG_3565 London Eye, will be back to ride this bad boy soon DCIM100GOPRO Where Wills and Kate were married

I turned 24 this month, a friend of mine Paul took me out for a swim and a few drinks at a roof top bar, the view was something else. The bar is called The Boundary and its in Shoreditch. IMG_3587
IMG_3588Being as popular as I am I had to do a lot by myself to fill in the days where everyone was working. I went to a couple of museums and wondered the city a fair bit but really enjoyed it.

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Museum of Natural History

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This is a mammoths skull and tusks

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A T-Rex and a Triceratops

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The museum is huge and has so much to see, its also free which is excellent. London can be a little bit dreary and cold so I decided to put job and house hunting on hold for a little while and continue travelling, this time by myself. Its hard to say if I can see myself living in London permanently but it has definitely motivated me to get stuck into university again.

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Somewhere as beautiful as Santorini deserves its own post

An eight hour ferry from Athens sees us arrive in Santorini for what will be the last leg of our travels as a threesome (for now). As you can expect the island is amazing; everything you have ever thought and dreamed it would be. From the freshly white painted clay houses billowing up the mountains to the desert terrain to ride ATVs on.   IMG_0491

Santorini at its finest!

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This photo is just before we rode donkeys down the mountain, I was screaming like a little girl, all the donkeys were tired together and my donkey was being dragged down the hill haha

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Naomi and I rode ATVs all afternoon on saturday to take in the beautiful coast

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Black sand beach

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Trying to catch a glimpse of the sunset in Santorini is hectic! The sun sets around 8pm but the crowd starts growing from about 6. The view is something I will never forget.

Final night of travel – our hostel hosts suggested a restaurant near by “Santorini Moy”. Jennifer Anniston had dinner there 20 years about and they’re still talking about it (she’s on the business card). Beautiful food, the most amazing atmosphere, traditional Greek dancing and plate smashing if you’re lucky

From ship to shore

Jumping onto shore the hangovers started to set in all at once, luckily we had accommodation booked for a night in Split. The next day Paul, Naomi, Ellie and I took a bus back to Dubrovnik to for a few extra days of the beautiful old town and surrounding city.

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View of the port and city 

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Our Airbnb host Anita, suggested a trip to the Island of Lokrum for the day which is not far off the port. The island is home to a monastery and a salt water lake. 

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Here we are on the ferry over

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Tits out for the Monks

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Salt water lake in the middle of the island

A beautiful day spent at the beach and a fancy dinner later we are done in Croatia and off to Corfu in Greece! Now, if you are going to Corfu STAY IN KAVOS or BOOK A RENTAL CAR BEFORE HAND. We stayed near the airport which was close to the old town, I honestly thought a plane was going to run me over in the shower it was so loud. We were stuck out there away from the nicer beaches and nightlife but it was only for two days.

On the plus side, Naomi and I got fish pedicures! Siobhan, I know you would love fish touching your toes. Our feet were so soft and clean after, definitely something worth doing, also the pictures and videos turn out hilarious 

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Sun, sand and a drink in my hand!

 Seven days and seven nights on board a boat of 25 young Aussies and Kiwis sailing through the Adriatic ocean was the perfect start to my big adventure through Europe. I met so many people like myself, young travellers looking for a week of fun but also wanting to see the beautiful sights Croatia has to offer.

We went to cave bars, medieval clubs, boat parties and pretty much every where you go you can buy a cocktail bucket for five Aussie dollars. The food was amazing on and off the boat, home cooked meals by mumma on the boat and a whole pizza each for dinner was pretty standard (so good!). 

Below are just a few of my snaps from the trip, the eastern European sun is fierce and I was tanned by day two (also had a bad case of sun stroke but was all in good fun)

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Ace gang in Dubrovnic 

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Buza Bar in Dubrovnic

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Swim time with the Fanatics crew, heeeey Aliki

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Sunset chasing in Korcula

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Trogir and Homa!

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One of the Old towns of Croatia

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Emily and pina colodas… yup yup, yumo!

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Our last dinner together before we had to split paths, miss you Emily and Cheree

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Dubrovnik was the highlight of the trip for me, so beautiful!

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look familiar? This is where they film some of Game of Thrones

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walking the walls of Dubrovnik, such amazing views!

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This sums up my sail post, I know I didn’t write much but I was drunk 80% of the time, also its very painful uploading bulk photos on here. 
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Introductions please…

Two weeks ago I started a big adventure to the mid-east of Europe… Since then my friends and family have been asking me about my travels; what better way then to start a blog.

Here I am in the port of Hvar, Croatia.

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My name is Daniel, I’m 23 years old and I grew up in Cairns, Australia. 

My blog will be about my travels and new life in London. I am hoping to meet new people and see as much of the world as I can.