‘It’s a funny feeling to be in a country by accident’ (That time we got stuck in Italy)

‘It’s a funny feeling to be in a country by accident’ (That time we got stuck in Italy)

Once upon a time, the powerful forces of nature, Budapest airport, and the glorious company that is Ryanair all joined together in a magical but tragic alignment of the stars, and set off a chain reaction of events and strange surprises, the likes of which I couldn't have predicted even if I'd tried. And the [...]

11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

The first time I went to Budapest was around Christmas, when the ground was frozen solid and the majority of the city was shrouded in icy mist. It was in fact so freezing cold, and I was so terrified of slipping on the sheets of ice covering the pavements, that I barely saw the city [...]

The Village of Saint-Émilion (Aka Wine Central Station, please mind the gap. Also, who needs a tour anyway)

The Village of Saint-Émilion (Aka Wine Central Station, please mind the gap. Also, who needs a tour anyway)

The medieval village of Saint-Émilion is a tiny but world-renowned kind of a place, pals! Located in the Aquitaine region of South West France and a mere hop skip and a jump away from the wine capital city of the world, it was pretty much a given that as I was staying in Bordeaux anyway [...]