What to do in Geneva with only 3 hours

We took an early train from Fribourg (Canton of Fribourg) to Geneva, where we had three hours until our next train departed to Bonn, Germany. Naturally, we tried to cram in as many things as possible. Because it was so early, very few shops were open and there weren’t a lot of people around. I…

Budgeting for travel

I thought I’d write a post about budgeting for travel, because it’s something I struggle with, but it’s also something I consider to be very important. Because I really want to book my flights and accommodation in March – for travel in May – and still return to study, I am doing as much as…

10 things to do in Venice

Venice was the third city we visited in Europe, after getting the night train from Rome. We arrived at dawn, and it was a great first impression to see the sun rising over the city. We walked to our hotel, which took about an hour and a half, but it was nice to wander through…

10 places to see in Egypt

Going to Egypt way back in 2007 was my first big overseas adventure. I was only 20 years old and I didn’t know anyone, even though it was with a group of students from my university. Travelling to a country that is so different from my own taught me a lot of things, especially about…

10 things to do in Rome

Italy was our second stop on our European adventure, with five days in Rome after leaving Athens. Again, not nearly enough time to see everything we wanted to and no time to just relax. Every single day was full on; we did a full first day of Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in the…

10 things to do in Athens

I’ve been thinking about doing a ‘top 10’ list, or similar, for awhile now, and since I’ve had a Greece theme lately I’ll start there. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about Athens, so these are in no particular order. As I’ve said in a previous post I only spent 3 days in Athens out…