Tag Archives: Travel

Butterflies in my stomach….

I don’t think there is anything more exciting than a row of backpacks in the hall, all ready and set to go! It does it for me every time.  There is that funny feeling in my stomach that says: yes….we’re going!!! Hurray!! We’re off said the monkey… 🙂 The first time we went on a backpacking […]

Itching and Scratching

My brother-in-law, Laurie, recently completed a 6-year part-time degree in archeology at the University of Bristol.  During his studies he spent most of his spare time visiting and exploring burial sites in the British Isles and continental Europe.   Before long we started to refer to his activities as ‘itching and scratching’.  Not very respectful, […]

Ten Feet around Europe

Historic Hanseatic Riga Very early on in our first backpacking holiday, we decided it would be fun to record, in some symbolic way, all the places we were visiting. We stumbled across an old and well-worn manhole and our daft idea was born.  As we stood around the manhole, admiring the beautiful design of its […]