Monday, 1 May 2017

Eurotrip Part Three - Gouda, The Netherlands



We are finally on the adventure of our life time (up 'till now)! After resigning from our jobs teaching English in South Korea in February, we are traveling through Europe, visiting Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria. We spent almost a year planning our two month trip to Europe which eventually evolved into a ten month journey that will see us crisscrossing Europe, Ireland and the USA for a few months. Central America may (hopefully) make its way onto our itinerary.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Eurotrip Part Three - The Hague and Delft, The Netherlands


We are finally on the adventure of our life time (up 'till now)! After resigning from our jobs teaching English in South Korea in February, we are traveling through Europe, visiting Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria. We spent almost a year planning our two month trip to Europe which eventually evolved into a ten month journey that will see us crisscrossing Europe, hopping on over to Ireland and then onto the USA for a few months. Central America may (hopefully) make its way onto our itinerary.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Eurotrip Part Two - Bruges, Belgium


We are finally on the adventure of our life time (up 'till now)! After resigning from our jobs teaching English in South Korea in February, we are traveling through Europe, visiting Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria. We spent almost a year planning our two month trip to Europe which eventually evolved into a ten to twelve month journey that will see us crisscrossing Europe, hopping on over to Ireland and then onto the USA for a few months. Central America may (hopefully) make its way onto our itinerary.

The way we have planned our travel is a combination of hostels, couchsurfing, workaway and friends. This means we get to experience regular life and meet locals in the places we visit as opposed to just being main stream tourists. It also means we can stretch our budget further and travel for longer! We've already met lots of people from all over, in Korea and along the way and always appreciate the tips, suggestions and insider information we get. As a result of this we are often adding new places and activities onto our list.

Bruges

In our initial planning Belgium wasn’t even on the list of countries we wanted to see. Considering it is famous for its beer, chocolate and waffles, this seems ridiculous now! Our stay in Ghent doing workaway was a great experience and enabled us to explore the nearby, and the more well-known town of Bruges as well. We were lucky with the weather as there was one sunny and mild day before the next rainy, cold front hit. Seizing the opportunity, and at the urging of our workaway host, we took a day off to explore Bruges before we'd even started working.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Eurotrip Part Two - Ghent, Belgium


We are finally on the adventure of our life time (up 'till now)! After resigning from our jobs teaching English in South Korea in February, we are traveling through Europe, visiting Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria. We spent almost a year planning our two month trip to Europe which eventually evolved into a ten to twelve month journey that will see us crisscrossing Europe, hopping on over to Ireland and then onto the USA for a few months. South and/or Central America may also make its way (hopefully) onto our itinerary.

The way we have planned our travel is a combination of hostels, couchsurfing, workaway and friends. This means we get to experience regular life and meet locals in the places we visit as opposed to just being main stream tourists. It also means we can stretch our budget further and travel for longer! We've already met lots of people from all over, in Korea and along the way and always appreciate the tips, suggestions and insider information we get. As a result of this we are often adding new places and activities onto our list.

Ghent

We started our time in Belgium based in a suburb of Ghent (Gent) called De Pinte. Just 10km by bicycle from the town center. From what we've seen of Europe so far cycling is a very popular form of transport. With most of the cities/towns having cycle lanes and dedicated bicycle parking lots. As well as most of the city/town centers we've been too being bicycle and pedestrian only zones. But just like Korea the scooters also use the sidewalks and cycle lanes, although here it seems to be legal.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Eurotrip Part One - Paris



Paris, the city of romance, artists, inspiration and the setting to many a romantic movie. Is it all it's cracked up to be? The answer is an emphatic yes, and no and maybe. It just depends...