Because it’s 1989 and I’m feelin’ 22

Guess where I went last week! If you’re not a huge fan, you probably can’t (although, judging by the amount of Facebook posts I saw last night half of Sydney was at ANZ stadium). If you guessed Taylor Swift, you’re correct! Also known as Tay-Tay, T-Swift and T-Swizzle (thanks Google for keeping me up toContinue reading “Because it’s 1989 and I’m feelin’ 22”

Bits & Bobs #2

It’s the middle of semester again (well, not quite….but we’re five weeks in so it feels like we must be halfway through). I assumed everyone wouldn’t want to read another blog post about uni blah blah assignment blah blah study blah so I’m writing a second bits and bobs post. If you’re short on waysContinue reading “Bits & Bobs #2”

Day 15 – 20: Week 1 at Cambridge

Since Cambridge is a lot quieter than Contiki or Hampshire were, I decided to combine it into a weeklong post so it’s more interesting to read! On Sunday we headed into Winchester for some final sightseeing adventures before driving to Cambridge. We saw King Arthur’s round table, the Wolvesey Castle ruins and the outside ofContinue reading “Day 15 – 20: Week 1 at Cambridge”

Day 14: An Oxford adventure

Today was our biggest day of sightseeing, mainly because it was a Saturday so we could take longer. We decided to make the trek up to Oxford and Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of the Churchill family. I actually didn’t know much about Blenheim Palace, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it wasContinue reading “Day 14: An Oxford adventure”

Day 13: Bath time

Today we decided to make the trek to Bath. Sadly Caitlin was flying to Spain in the afternoon for her 10-day Topdeck tour, so she couldn’t come with us. We left the house quite early in the morning because Bath is a couple of hours drive away. Upon arrival, we decided to tour around theContinue reading “Day 13: Bath time”

Day 11-12: We made it to England (barely)!

After suffering through two days of intense heat in Paris, getting lost on the metro multiple times, nearly not making it through airport security (those Parisians are intense!) and having last minute panic attacks that we would miss our flight to England, we finally made it to Swanmore, where my good family friends the ParrysContinue reading “Day 11-12: We made it to England (barely)!”

Day 9 & 10: Bonjour Paris!

After another super long drive, we finally arrived in Paris! Switzerland was definitely the most fun two days of the entire trip, having seven other Contiki tours at the same hostel made for some fun nights. Plus, we got to try real Swiss cheese fondue which was delicious. Upon arrival in Paris, we drove (andContinue reading “Day 9 & 10: Bonjour Paris!”

Day 7: Swissco Disco in Switzerland

What a long day! Today we drove from Italy up to Switzerland, which is the second longest drive that Contiki do on any of their trips through Europe. And boy did it feel like it. After 2 hours sleep, we jumped on the coach. Looking around at about 9am, there were 46 people asleep –Continue reading “Day 7: Swissco Disco in Switzerland”

Day 6: Pasta and gondolas in Venice

After a very long drive, surviving on about 4 hours sleep, we finally arrived in Venice! Our tour guide Zach has started giving us hour and a half talks about the countries we’re driving through, which is all well and good until you’re trying to stay awake on four hours sleep. We stayed in aContinue reading “Day 6: Pasta and gondolas in Venice”

Day 4: A little bit of culture in Munich

Remember how yesterday the Rhine Valley was my favourite place ever? Well scrap that, Munich has now taken out that title! What an incredible city. The buildings are absolutely amazing and the city is filled with history. We went on a bike tour for two hours through the city and saw the main churches andContinue reading “Day 4: A little bit of culture in Munich”