Ljubljana to Salzburg

We started our day with a delicious breakfast. Once we had eaten, we climbed aboard the bus and headed for Salzburg, Austria. Along the way we stopped at Lake Bled which is just before the Austrian border. It is so magical and picturesque. The lake is beautiful with a mountainous backdrop. In the middle of […]

From Caves to Castles

After a good sleep we were rearing to go for our drive to Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a bit of a cloudy morning and before long it started to rain. On the way we stopped at Postojna Caves. You take a 10 minute open train into the caves and then spend 1 hour walking though […]

Cloudy Pula

It was so nice to not have to rush out this morning and to enjoy a little lie in. We woke up to very overcast weather, knowing the rain was due sometime during the day. The weather forecast kept changing so it really was a waiting game. We headed for a local shopping mall to […]

Sunny Pula

Today we said goodbye to Venice and headed for Pula, Croatia. After a long stop at the Slovenia and Croatian border we eventually crossed over in to Croatia. The scenery on the way to the Pula was just beautiful. It was so green with many vineyards. The drive today was really easy and not long […]

Beautiful Venice

The Grand Canal

Over 20 000 steps later, I think it is safe to say we explored Venice. We started with a walking tour looking at the little bridges with history like the one they used to fight on and the only wooden bridge in Venice (Ponte dell’Accademia) which crosses near the southern end of the Grand Canal. […]

Goodbye Rome, Hello Venice

Today was spent mostly on the bus. After breakfast at the hotel we set off for the long journey to Venice. We had stops along the way but it did take all day to get here. We stopped at Verona and marveled at the wonderful arena in the centre of Verona. This is the second […]

Day 3

Yesterday it was really nice to have a bit of a relaxing morning before packing my bags heading to my hotel for the start of my Topdeck tour. The roads in Rome are a very scary place. There are very few road markings and people seem to do what they like. For the last 2 […]

The adventure begins…

What an amazing 2 days in Rome so far. Yesterday was a day of exploring. After a long 22 hour flight to Rome from Cape Town, I found my accommodation and had a much needed shower and nap. I then set to the streets. I spent nearly 3 hours just walking around, looking at the […]

A final look at Venice 

Today was our last full day in Venice. And we had nothing planned. We decided to simply wander the streets of San Polo district.  We crossed the Grand Canal using the Traghetto.    Scenes from the walk  We spent the afternoon just sitting at our local people-watching and having a final soaking of Venezia. 

A little bit of Lido on the side

We decided to make our first beach visit of our trip. Lido is a long thin island that has the lagoon on one side and the Adriatic Sea on the other. It also has a link to the mainland so it was the first time we had seen a car in a few days.  Lido […]