We arrived in Constantinople, Turkey and very easily made our way to Sultanahmet from the airport (train and tram for about $3 each, public transport is so easy and cheap!). We spent 3 nights here wandering about the town. Highlights include The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, copious amounts of turkish tea and delicious Kurdish food amongst other things! Continue Reading
We had a few options with getting from Croatia to Turkey…Option 1: Bus to Montenegro for a few nights, overnight bus to Nis-Serbia, then another overnight bus to Sofia-Bulgaria. Spend a night in Bulgaria then bus into Istanbul. Or to save a few days and fly. Continue Reading
From Split we detoured through to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovnia. It was only a 2hr bus trip so why not! The main attraction here is Stari Most which translates to Old Bridge. It’s 21m high and they hold the red bull diving event here…We saw a local jump off into the icy 12 degree water brrrrr. It gets pretty crowded during the day but if you wake up early enough (6am) even the locals are all still in bed 🙂 Continue Reading
From Wales we got the ferry to Ireland, it was a perfectly calm day for boating (yay!) and we were over the sea in just a few hours. The ferry departed from Fishguard and arrived in Rosslare where we got a bus to Dublin (via Wexford). Jumped on a bus the next morning and got to Bundoran on the West Coast to spend the next few days at Bundoran Surf Co. Continue Reading
Here’s a fun fact, I (Tegan) am 1/4 Welsh, my Granddad was a born and bred Welshman! So lucky for us, I have relatives there! Most of whom I hadn’t met but took us in and showed us a good time. Thanks! To get here we jumped on the National Express bus. There seem to be 2 big bus companies in the UK- Megabus and National Express. London to Wales for about $60 each, which is about half the price of the train. It’s a 4ish hour drive but it’s beautiful driving through the countryside. We arrived in Solva to an absolutely gorgeous cottage where my great Aunty and Uncle live. It’s a magical magical spot.
We landed at Heathrow, London early (6am) and after getting a bus to our accommodation (Air BnB) in Battersea we thought it was a good idea to head straight back out to try and stay awake for the day so our bodies could adjust. Definitely should’ve had a quick nap first, 24hrs of travel and another full day is very exhausting!! Public transport makes getting around London very easy and with the City Mapper mobile app it’s practically fool proof. Download it if you’re headed to Europe. It has other cities on it too and it gives you all the public transport options of getting around. Also if you pre-load a map it still works without wifi so you can see how lost you are! Continue Reading