Foreign Lands

What You Must Do In Krakow, Poland

Explore Krakow by Night and Day Krakow is such a fun city to visit. Your first stop has to be the main market square. Here you can wander around this beautiful area, exploring the market stalls, the side streets and Cloth Hall (a traditional Polish indoor market) to pick up some local souvenirs. This is also the perfect place to grab some food at the many street side cafes and restaurants that surround the square. As you walk around,…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Berlin, Germany

The East Side Gallery is a memorial for freedom in Central Berlin along the river Spree. It is a 1316m long section of the Berlin Wall which, in 1990, many varying and different artists painted 105 different paintings along it. Art with this much meaning and scale is always impressive and these works are no exception. Walking along the wall looking at all of the different works did give you some small impression of…

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Clothing

Excellent Travel Clothing – Sherpa Adventure Gear Review

When we were backpacking this summer, we were travelling a lot (as you do) and we had to carry everything we had with us. We really wanted to pack as lightly as we could – this is pretty hard. Especially when travelling from the cold Fjords of Norway, through a lot of Europe, up and across the High Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountain Range and the only place in Europe where real Sherpas still work! – to the scorching…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Copenhagen, Denmark

If you see a photo of Copenhagen it’s probably of Nyhavn. This was originally a bustling commercial port where ships from all over the world would arrive to dock. The area was packed with taverns, sailors and the sort of ladies who hang around at docks with sailors! When you visit Nyhavn today, you will see beautiful old houses that are now classy restaurants and bars. Hans Christian Andersen (the famous Danish fairytale writer) used to…

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Gear

Highlander Hawk Bivi Bag Review

For years, I’ve wanted to try camping with a Bivi Bag. For those not in the know, a Bivi/Bivvy/Bivy bag (I’ve seen it spelled in every way imaginable) is basically a jacket for your sleeping bag. It is used instead of a tent and is just a waterproof bag that goes over your sleeping bag. They are brilliant for lots of reasons. Firstly, they are cheaper than tents and also a lot smaller and lighter which makes them brilliant for…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Stockholm, Sweden

  Get out of Stockholm and See The Archipelago The best way to see the Archipelago, perhaps the only way, is to book a boat tour. This took us around just some of the 30,000 islands, islets and rocks which make up the world famous Archipelago. With a delicious lunch included, it really is the perfect way to spend a few hours, whilst admiring the views and the very expensive holiday homes on the islands. Seeing Stockholm from the water…

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Clothing

Colville Leather On KickStarter – Oak Bark Tanned Leather Belt

As you will have hopefully already read about here (belt) and here (wallet), I’m a massive fan of Colville Leather and their awesome slow fashion, handcrafted wares. Matt creates all of their products from scratch, with his own bare hands and uses leather which is sourced and tanned in the UK. I just thought I’d share with you two things, firstly a really cool KickStarter campaign Colville are running to get your hands on some really tasty and desirable Oak…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Oslo, Norway

The best way to arrive in Oslo is by rail – the Bergen railway line is fantastic. We travelled from Myrdal to Oslo and were so impressed. The train follows rivers and valleys along some of the most beautiful countryside I have ever seen. It is comfy and very spacious plus there are spectacular views the whole way. It is great to travel through such epic scenery and through the long train tunnels, really exciting. I…

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Gear

Fjallraven Splitpack Large Travel Bag Review

I’ve been loving my new Fjallraven Splitpack Large Travel Bag. We’ve used it on a couple trips and I’ve been using it just to haul stuff about and it’s brilliant. I did notice however, that no one seems to have written a proper review about it on the internet. Fjallraven have created a really interesting, unusual and useful design in the Splitpack and I thought it would be worth spreading the word and showing you all of it’s features. The…

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Cool Things You Must Do In Bergen, Norway

  We started our European trip by flying to Bergen, Norway. Flying there is very easy from the UK and only takes around 2 hours. After catching the Flybussen transfer bus directly outside the airport front door, we headed straight into the centre of Bergen and absolutely loved it, so thought we would share the coolest things to do when visiting Bergen.   Visit Façade of Bryggen This is an absolute must. It is a very pretty road with the…

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