Three weeks in London was long enough to develop the travellers itch, so off to Barcelona I went! Fresh off the plane I discovered four things that made me was to rip my hair out; my bags had been lost, my credit cards had locked up, almost no one in the airport spoke english and there were no WiFi signals. Having no idea how to get to my hostel I jumped on a bus and hoped for the best, luckily a lovely spanish lady sat next to me who spoke excellent english and used to live in the area. I made it to my hostel just a little after midnight, the next day I woke up to the incredible beaches Barcelona has on offer.
No bags meant I would be spending the next couple of days in jeans and boots – not ideal to wear to the beach. The only shop I could find was one that could only be described as the equivalent of Singapore Charlie’s so I had to buy a pair of fluro, silky, orange tunks in a 2XL and a pair of thongs totalling eight euro (bargain!)
The next two days were spent on the beach soaking up that vitamin D
The hostel I was staying in was full of 13-17 year old children so I took a train out of town to explore the coast. The picture above is of The Magic Fountain – it lights up at night and plays Disney music
The pier in Sitges, Spain.
Basically I spent a week in the sun and water, it was perfect. I did take a hike up a cliff and found some pretty cool views and a cove with a small beach. Barcelona is the perfect place to relax, oh and the tapas I had were amazing, it was in a chain restaurant called Lazaarne, you help yourself and at the end the waiter counts up your tooth picks, very cheap as well!
Relaxed and revived its time to see the place I have been waiting to see the entire trip, BERLIN!
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.
Tower of London, this is where they keep the crown jewels London Eye, will be back to ride this bad boy soon 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.
Being 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.
Museum of Natural History
This is a mammoths skull and tusks
A T-Rex and a Triceratops
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.
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.
Santorini at its finest!
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
Naomi and I rode ATVs all afternoon on saturday to take in the beautiful coast
Black sand beach
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
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.
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.