Category Archives: Western Europe

Plan Your Own Bruges Weekend Break – Belgium’s Fairy-Tale Town

However you spell it, Bruges or Brugge, there’s one thing for sure – you’re in for a treat when visiting.  The capital city of the province of West Flanders, Bruges falls within the Flemish region of Belgium.  With its stunning buildings, beautiful canals and a sense of charm that you can’t quite put your finger on, I’m […]

Phantasialand Review: The (Unknown) Cologne Theme Park You Need to Visit ASAP!

Tucked away just outside of Cologne, you’ll find Phantasialand, a firm favourite amongst Germans but a relatively unknown theme park to the rest of the world. During a flying visit to the region, we couldn’t help but make the trip out to the park and see for ourselves what was on offer.  The following is our […]

How to Plan your Own Brussels Self-Guided Walking Tour

Whilst planning our visit to Belgium, we were told time and time again that we’d only need 3-4 days to cover the whole country.  Having spent two days in Belgium’s capital, would couldn’t disagree more though!  With beautiful architecture and city parks, an incredible range of museums and art galleries and quintessential Belgium cuisine, this […]

La Ville Lumière: An Essential Travel Guide to Paris

One of the first cities in the world to get electricity, Paris was quickly dubbed the City of Lights (La Ville Lumière) and has since become synonymous with romance, with people travelling the world over to spend time in the City of Love. Paris can be somewhat polarising too though.  Before our visit, I must admit, […]

Bouncing Around Barcelona – The bike tour with a difference

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the second most populous municipality in Spain, has many claims to fame – a world-renowned football team, impressive tourism figures and weather to make most jealous – but there’s something special about this incredible city that most people aren’t aware of. It plays host to one of the best […]

Annecy – The Reason We’ve Fallen in Love with South-Eastern France!

Located in South-Eastern France, Annecy seeks to be a marvellous secret that people-in-the-know carefully guard for themselves. Less than an hour from Geneva, Switzerland, Annecy makes a fantastic day trip or weekend away.  Built around an ice-blue coloured lake, lined by the towering French Alps, there are few places we’ve visited as breathtakingly beautiful as […]

Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park – A Must See in France?

The one brand in the world that really needs no introduction. Disney. The happiest place on earth.  Where dreams come true.  Where fantasies come to life and where big kids become small again. As a child it was always a family dream to one day visit Disneyland and when it did eventually happen, I remember […]

Parisians: Is What They Say About Them True?

Parisians have quite the reputation around the world and sure enough, when we booked our flight to France, the warnings started coming in… Don’t let them think you’re from the UK – be sure to tell them you’re Kiwis. Start with as much French as you can – they won’t like if it you speak […]

An Introduction to Teaching in Southern Spain with Sonja

Welcome to the first of (what will hopefully be many posts) featuring teachers from around the world. For people with a love of travelling, teaching is sometimes seen as a way to see the world whilst drawing a steady income and immersing themselves in the local culture.  Teaching can of course be a fabulously fulfilling vocation, […]