Caving under the streets of Budapest


One of the highlights of Budapest is literally an underground secret… the Pál-völgyi Caves.  After three days of strolling around yet another grand, centuries old European city (as fascinating and beautiful as they are), I was ready to escape the busy … Continue reading

Australian Slang that should never leave the country


I’ve collected a list of Australian slang words to avoid when travelling through Europe.  All words have been learnt from very awkward personal experiences: Mozzies/Sunnies Or pretty much any word we’ve shortened and added ‘ies’ to the end of… which … Continue reading

Day trip to Cesky Krumlov


 While in Prague, I took a day trip with my cousin to the picturesque old town of Cesky Krumlov.  Much of the town has not changed since the 18th century and as we wandered around it felt as if we … Continue reading

Eishockey: Graz 99ers v Salzburg


I went to my very first ice hockey game here in Graz.  On a lightly snowy Friday night 1500+ showed up to watch the Graz 99ers play Red Bull Salzburg. The field was less than half the size of a … Continue reading

Holiday Season in Austria

gingerbread house

  While some of my Australian peers may still be on holidays, spending their days lying on their ass, lapping up the sun; the silly season has since ended here in Europe.  Unlike our extended end of year uni/school holidays … Continue reading

Reminiscing on autumn hikes


After a month of traveling Europe with my family for Christmas and the rest of the silly season, I returned to Graz for a few days.  I was disappointed to see the beautiful, heavily vegetated mountain range near my flat … Continue reading

Christmas on the Slopes

Patrick carving it up

I was spoilt this year, with my family flying all the way from Australia to join me in Austria for a White Christmas.  We spent the Christmas week in the tiny picturesque ski-town of Ellmau, snuggled within the Alps, with … Continue reading

Habits de Lumiene: Lights and lots and lots of Champagne


Avenue du Champagne illuminated with light displays of various sorts for the Friday and Saturday night of the weekend-long Habits de Lumiere festival in Epernay.  As you strolled down the avenue champagne houses on either side flaunted stunning light displays. … Continue reading

Spontaneous Solo Slovenja Weekend: Slovenian Cuisine


I love trying the local cuisine when I visit new countries, especially the things I could never find back home in Australia.  Being as picky as I am when it comes to meats (I am not the biggest fan of … Continue reading