Italy – Heavenly Beauty and Hellish Heat

Stunning architecture and sense-smacking cuisine. There is more to Italy than that, but it was those two items that dominated my short stay in that beautiful country. It’s pronounced “Firenze” One of the realisations I had during my months of Interrailing was that the English names for places in Europe are often quite different to…

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Switzerland – Hiking and Hooters

After returning from my first ever solo trip, which took me to Alaska, I almost immediately set about preparing for my next sojourn. With a two-month rail pass in hand I set out for main-land Europe, one of the great cultural melting-pots of the world. My first stop was in Koblenz, Germany but my second…

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