Category: European Travels

Stockholm and Uppsala – summer holiday 2013

One of our final EU trips before we moved back to SA was to Stockholm, Sweden in July. Bronwyn, my…

Pompeii – summer holiday 2013

The final stop on our European tour in May was Pompeii. We weren’t 100% sure if we would go there-…

Rome – summer holiday 2013

The last leg of our summer trip was Rome – we had left a cold and rainy Venice and arrived…

Venice – summer holiday 2013

En route from Vienna to Rome we had one and a half days in Venice – it was an amazing…

Vienna – summer holiday 2013

After three exciting days in Prague, we headed to Vienna to continue our summer holiday.   Day 1 We arrived at the…

Prague – summer holiday 2013

We kicked off our Summer 2013 holiday by visiting Prague – we had heard many good things about this city…

Visiting St. Petersburg – a three-day visa-free trip by ferry from Helsinki

We recently popped across the Gulf of Finland to St. Petersburg, taking advantage of the 72 hour visa-free travel option…

Two years in Finland

On Friday, we celebrated 2 years in Finland. As I knew it would, time has flown by. As we look…

Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark

I recently travelled to Roskilde (just outside of Copenhagen) for a three-day workshop. While there was little time for exploring…

Roman Baths, Bath

I was just having a quick look through my draft posts and noticed that I hadn’t yet posted some of…

Paris: Day 2

Our second day in Paris (see photos from the first day in an earlier post) started with a walk around…

Paris: Day 1

Right at the end of August this year, we spent two days in Paris as a prelude to our summer…

Late summer in central France: La Semnadisse in Guéret

So after two and a half days of running around Paris, we met up with our Dutch friend Annette and…

London in the spring

Last spring we had a quick trip to London, hanging out with family there before showing them around Helsinki. With…

Bath City

On the advice of family members, I took the free city tour. The tour started at 2pm outside the Roman…

Bath Abbey

I thought that I’d just post the photos this time:

Hampon Court Palace

One of  my first tourist stops when I was in London was Hampton Court Palace. I spent 5 hours wandering…

Sneak Peak: Bath Abbey

I was recently in England and still need to sort out my photos before I blog about my time there….

Estonia in the spring – Tallinn (and Tartu)

At the start of May, Brigitte and I headed across to visit Jesse in Tartu (in southern Estonia). Brigitte had…

During fieldwork in Kilpisjärvi last summer, we took a day off to visit Skibotn, a little village in northern Norway….

Last week I headed off to Ávila, a medieval town in central Spain, to attend the 2011 meeting of the European…

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