(Sorry no photos of Vienna, I have not been able to upload them yet)


I was very lucky to have a wonderfully sunny day welcome me to Budapest on my first morning. As soon as I left the hostel I could tell just how beautiful the city is and that I was going to enjoy my time here. Next to the river there is a large hill with a monument on the top, this is the Citadel and it was pretty much the first thing I saw in Budapest. I had to climb to the top! I was greeted with a stunning 360 degree view of the city which I could of spend all day looking at.

Goodbye UK… again!

When I arrived in Cardiff everyone commented on how healthy I looked and I felt it! Happy and content from my adventures I was pleased to be back in a familiar place with my friends and in particular Rosie. By the time I left I had lost alot of weight and looked like a ghost! I had very mixed feelings about moving on, due to being so ill it felt like I had not spend hardly any time with Rosie and my meetings with the friends I did manage to see did not feel like enough.

Krakow, Auschwitz and a Small Detour!

After leaving Wroclaw I headed to Krakow on a train with small compartments like you see on films which was really cool! I had no accommodation sorted due to not being able to find a host on couch surfing but found a really good hostel that worked out at £5 a night. This would be my home for the rest of my stay in Poland. I was sleeping in a dormitory and started talking to a nice Australian girl and we planned to visit Auschwitz together. Krakow itself was very touristy but full of some really interesting buildings and bars - especially in the Jewish quarter.

Mountains, Fog and Poland!

Apologies for the rushed update but i'm finding it hard to find time / internet access at the moment!

Leipzig and Prague

I decided to travel to Leipzig rather spare of the moment because there were two exhibitions I was interested in - one on the history of post war Germany and the other on the Stasi (East German secret police). However I didn't realise until I arrived that they were both only in German! There were some really interesting pictures and displays though. Despite this, I had a really nice host called David and I enjoyed looking around the city and went out to a club in the evening.