Today’s snap is of Abraxas taking a nap in the afternoon sun. We are missing our extended family of 14 huskies in Austria!
Recently I have become a fiend, a borek fiend. Hey, don’t judge, its not hard to do, especially when your travelling through the Balkans and every corner you turn a borek is waiting patiently to be devoured. Once you’ve tasted the delicious filled pastry, its hard not to think about getting your next fix or planning your whole day around indulging is as much borek as possible. I first discovered borek in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The snail shaped spinach and cheese [...]
Keukenhof had just opened when we arrived in Holland last week and given that Holland is the place to see tulips, we went to check it out, and I have got to say it was pretty damn awesome. These world famous gardens are near the town of Lisse, south west of Amsterdam. They were started in 1949 by the Mayor of the town to showcase and exhibit new and existing flowers, in an effort to help the Dutch export industry. [...]
People are annoying. Fact. I know because I am one, I can be annoyed and no doubt be annoying too. For a fun experiment try adding lots of people to a small room with too many beds, and watch as some who might normally be mildly annoying become someone you want to bitch slap across the face. We have had our share of annoying, frustrating and plain disgusting dorm mates and have probably been less than decent dorm mates ourselves [...]
This favourite snap comes from our time spent in Dubrovnik, Croatia in June 2011. We climbed to the top of the Imperial Fortress to visit the Homeland War Museum, dedicated to the Homeland War in 1990s which broke up Yugoslavia and gained Croatia its independence. Sam is ‘precariously’ perched on top of the Fort overlooking the old town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Much of the old town, including the famous city walls were damaged during the Siege [...]
With parts of Europe still freezing in temperatures well below zero, lets hope Baba Marta (and her chickens with red and white bracelets) are on the case to bring some warmer weather soon.
We are currently doing a Workaway placement at a Siberian Husky Centre in Austria. The centre runs a number of activities involving the fourteen dogs with both customers and animal assisted therapy groups including hikes, bike rides, orienteering and of course sled and cart runs. During winter when there is snow they do sled runs (it really is like you see in the movies, except they don’t actually say “mush!”), however when most of the snow has melted, [...]
January 26 was Australia Day. If we were back home this would have meant heading to the beach for a swim then getting together with a group of friends for a bbq and listening to the Triple J Hottest 100. There would thongs, boardies, a carton of beer and of course a huge spread including all the typical Australian favourites like dip, chips, sausages, lamingtons, anzac biscuits and a pavlova. So given that we were actually knee deep in snow in the south of [...]
I have always been fascinated with standing stones and loved to devour anything I could about them as a kid; books, documentaries, tv shows. Over the past few months I have been giddy with excitement anytime there has been the prospect of seeing and in some cases actually touching standing stones (this sends shivers down my spine even writing it now). This burial chamber was the highlight of my standing stone crusade of Wales.
We have just started a new helpx/workaway position in Austria at a Siberian Husky centre and today we went for a little trip with a few of the dogs in the car. I really don’t think I can describe it as well in words. So I will just let the photos do it for me. [...]
There were steps a plenty in Kotor! We were staying in Budva and caught the bus over in the morning full of enthusiasm to climb up to St John’s Fortress, one of the main tourist drawcards of this picturesque town. The old crumbling fortress was an amazing site as we rounded the corner into the town, and we glanced at each other knowing that we have done little to no exercise in over two months, so we were in for [...]
About nine years ago I was in Rome with my family and we went to visit the Vatican. However, our visit was cut short before it even began. As my mum and I walked up the road leading to St Peter’s Square we suddenly found ourselves taken along by a swarm of people crowding to get in. We knew Vatican City would be busy but this was unreal! A passer by kindly informed us that no, this was not normal, there was [...]
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