For our 2016 Tour de Europe trip we had organised a 4 day layover in Athens with the express purpose of spending two days and a night in Santorini, one of the famous Greek islands. Santorini is easily accessible from Athens. You have a choice of two carriers for your 40 minute flight: either Aegean
The last time that Tour de Europe visited Romania it was 10 years ago. We didn’t really expect that much would have changed, but boy how wrong we were. 10 years ago, Romania had the look and feel of a failed Stalinist state. Bucharest came complete with boarded up buildings and packs of wild dogs
A good article from the Backpacker in Fairfax today: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-best-way-to-see-europe-by-car-gng9s2 All about the experience getting lost in Europe and the fun you can have driving in Europe.
Not a lot happened in Central Europe throughout the centuries without the Magyars of Hungary having some say in the matter. It was probably the fact that the main waterway, the Danube, bisects the country. As part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, It was the main power in the area before WW1. Hungary is also renowned
They reckon that Romania is going to be the ‘hot’ spot for 2016, but I’m going to throw my hat in for Croatia. Croatia has a number of advantages over Romania: it has some well developed infrastructure specifically for tourism and there really is a lot to see, in comparison to Romania. On our driving
The eastern Balkan countries like Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova are probably not on the highest position on anybody’s travel list but there are some interesting things to see and do for those that have been there and done that. For this article, we’ll look at Romania as I have had experience there. Our initial reason
I’ve got to say that Krakow is one of my favourite cities. There is so much to do in and around the second largest city in Poland. Krakow is also fairly easy to reach. As we’re a driving tour we’ll talk about driving and the most direct way is via the E40 (A4) from Berlin.
Some years ago I wrote a series of articles for the Sunday Herald Sun called ‘Hidden Cities’. It was based on the idea that while print and online travel guides may know a lot about a destination, they don’t know everything. To find the places that are truly ‘off the beaten track’, I believed it
Next year’s Tour De Europe is going to be a special one, so it’s worth going through the daily schedule. The Tour starts in Paris and takes eighteen days to find its way to Cannes on the Riviera – never the most direct way. The Tour starts with a pre departure show and welcome dinner
To most Australians, Europe represents something familiar yet exotic at the same time. We think of culture, history, style and adventure without the risk in travelling to a third world country. Safe but stimulating anyway. For the seasoned traveller, Europe has so many attractions that you would need a lifetime to see them. For the