Prague to Berlin

Berlin. Just the sound of that name makes me sigh with wonder. It has been a bucket list item for countless years, and even though I have finally ticked it off, there’s still something alluring about it that I just can’t seem to put my finger on. My desire to make Berlin happen started in…

Bohemia Part 3: Prague Castle and the Strahov Monastery

There are very few times in my life of which I can remember experiencing¬†absolutely perfect weather; 1 October 2015, the day I went to Prague Castle, was one of them. The previous day, my Free Walking Tour guide, Derek, convinced me to take the Prague Castle tour. When he said that visiting the castle by…

Bohemia Part 2: Prague Intro, New Friends, and Opera

In the morning of my first full day in Prague, I was greeted with overcast skies and a chilly 15 degrees. I was optimistic that the weather would improve, so I didn’t dress too warmly. I loved the crisp air that pierced my face and hands upon stepping outside my boat hotel, as I took…

Bohemia Part 1: Getting to Prague

It has been some time since I dedicated an entire post to just getting to a place, but the trip from Salzburg to Prague definitely deserves it. If ever there’s a place I was longing to go to, Prague was it. I was little when Czechoslovakia became the Czech Republic, and I remember it being…

Europe 2015: Things One Cannot Miss

Today I saw a post on Facebook saying that there are only 70 days left until Oktoberfest starts and I realised that means that there’s only 71 days left until I leave for my trip. In the weeks since my last post, I’ve been consulting¬†various sources¬†to get ideas on which activities to take part in….

Europe 2015: The Planning Process Part 2

It suddenly hit me that I now have less than 100 days left before boarding my first Qatar Airways flight to Munich. There were a number of factors involved in my decision around the date that I would be leaving, and after ironing out everything, I was able to book my flights. My trusty flight-booking…

The Hills Are Alive in 2015

Its been a good start to 2015 so far, though more professionally than personally. Trust me to be the one to fall for someone who I’d never see again cos he left the country! I mean, really?! Other than that, there is so much to look forward to this year, mainly my travel plans. This…

Where to Next?

Lately, everyone I know has been asking me when I’m travelling again, if not “where to next?”. My answer for the past year has always been the same – “I’m not sure”. About a month ago, I did the road trip I wanted to do this year, which was to travel to the Drakensberg mountains…