Tag: Monastery

Euro Road Trip – Transylvania

By the time we finally left Castle Bran, we realised that it was probably just too late to make it to Sigisoara before dark – which feels like…

Euro Road Trip – Sofia

I did what I always say I won’t, but always do. I arrived in a new country after dark. We were now in Bulgaria, country #31. I wasn’t…

Euro Road Trip – Meteora

We were prepared, and fully expecting, a long drawn out border crossing, since we were now passing back into the EU. It wasn’t quite smooth sailing, but at…

Euro Road Trip – Day 4 – Mont St. Michel and Saint Malo

We woke to thick fog again in our motorway rest stop. I wished now that I’d driven the extra hour to get to Mont St. Michel last night,…

Montserrat

Spain – Around Barcelona – Montserrat

The mountains of Montserrat caught my eye as we travelled from the Barcelona airport in to town last week, and I have been excited to visit ever since….

Suzdal – Golden Ring City

We were now only hours away from Moscow, but rather than rush to enter the metropolis, we made one last visit to rural Russia. It wasn’t the most…

Flying High and Silent above Cappadocia!

Urgh… It was a 4:20AM pickup this morning – there have been too many of these early starts on this holiday! As we stood around in the cold…

Soğanli Road Trip – Rock-Cut Churches

It was hard to say good-bye to our luxury suite. But, it was a little easier knowing that we were going to search for a ‘fairy chimney’ hotel…

Ulaanbaatar Day Three – Shop Til You Drop

The sunshine and amazing weather we had yesterday was replaced by cold winds and grey skies. The original plan was to head out to the Zaisan Soviet monument…

Ulaanbaatar Day Two – Cultural Explorations

The day started with a visit to the Mongolian National Museum, which was only a 5 or 10-minute walk from our friend’s apartment. Entry was T5000 ($3) each,…