So bloody close!

In four days time I will be on a plane winging my way to Europe. Sure there will be 36 hours and 40 minutes spent in an airplane seat trying to sleep and sitting around in airports to get there but that’s all part of the adventure. It feels like this holiday is getting very real all of a sudden. When I booked it back in September (who does that??).. Read More

Counting down.

Last week my last two flights were booked for my trip around Europe. A short jump from Cologne to Berlin and from Berlin to Mykonos. Now all I have to book are the ferry trips between Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos and then back to Athens. It’s getting exciting now. I’m sure I will drive the readers of this blog a little crazy with talk of the holiday but I’ll try.. Read More

Looking ahead

In just over 5 months I will be taking off on my adventure to Europe. A lot of my energy recently in planning this trip has been spent on Greece, trying to find accommodation. Now that part is all sorted I’m thinking about all the fun I can have in places like Berlin. My time in Cologne will be spent meeting up with a long time reader of this blog.. Read More

Merry Christmas

In a few hours I’ll head off to my sister’s place for some quality family time. We have a low key Christmas Eve and then do the traditional Christmas Day over there and even then, it’s still only 8 of us in total and pretty laid back. I’ve been tasked with some nibbles tomorrow so I have been cooking up a storm and have a little bit more to do… Read More

I’m needing advice

Today I was poking around online and trying to do some research on where to stay for my time in Greece. I am pretty confident I’m going to stay at the Geranium Hotel in Mykonos as it’s central and it has a beautiful clothing optional pool terrace. For my time in Santorini and Naxos though, I hadn’t given any thought to the fact that the islands are quite large and.. Read More

Seems logical to me

It would seem that booking accommodation nine months in advance, to some, is considered overly eager and/or very organised. On Monday I booked my accommodation for the four nights in Berlin. Looking through Mister B&B listings I saw one that seemed suitable so I went ahead and sent a booking request. Travelling alone I quite like the idea of booking a room in someone’s house so that there is someone with local.. Read More

Trying to decide

With my decision to abandon the idea of sailing nude through Greece and focus on Mykonos and Santorini, at this stage I’ll be in Greece by myself. It’s not unusual for me to travel alone, having done that last year and several other times before. I’m doing Iceland with a friend and quite happily doing Germany alone. Germany will be fun to do alone I think, making the acquaintance of.. Read More

Iceland is booked!

A couple of weeks ago I booked the flights to Europe and back. Two days ago my friend and I booked the camper van that we will squeeze ourselves into to drive around Iceland for 8 nights. The mate that is coming with me is someone I’ve known for several years, but we don’t see a lot of each other. Being crammed into a camper van on the road for.. Read More

It’s ON!

Today I put in my leave request for the big European adventure next June/July and my boss approved it straight away! I thought there might be some hesitance given I’ve asked for a full month off but nope. APPROVED! I do have over five weeks of leave accrued already and by the time that trip comes around I’ll have earned nearly another four. Now I just need to organise some.. Read More

Lots to learn

I’m the kind of person, it would seem, that needs to keep setting new challenges for myself. At work there isn’t a lot of work to be done at the moment so I’ve set myself a new challenge and given myself a new skill to learn. Video editing is something that I’ve wanted to learn for a long time bit it’s always seemed a bit daunting. This weekend though I.. Read More

And that was Bali

This morning the cold reality that my holiday was over as I landed in Sydney and the captain announced the temperature. It was about 9 degrees celsius at 6.15 this morning. After a week of 30+ it was a really rude shock. Bali was not what I expected. Sure the beers and good food and laughs with friends were exactly what I wanted and thought but the chaotic streets were.. Read More

See you soon!

I’ve finished work for the week and tomorrow morning I’m off on holiday. A week in hot weather with good friends is exactly what I need right now. Work has actually been fine but it’s been draining for the last couple of months and apart from the occasional long weekend for public holidays it’s been constant since Christmas. I’m certainly not complaining but I will definitely appreciate a week off.. Read More

Not long now

In six sleeps time I will be on my way to Bali for a week’s holiday with some great friends for the 40th birthday of one of them. It’s going to be a week of eating great food, drinking cold beers, seeing some sights and lying nude by the private villa pool. Work has been busy and frustrating as well as fun for the last couple of months so a.. Read More

It’s all in the planning

With at least 15 months until I go to Europe next year I haven’t booked anything and am a long way off booking anything. Half of the fun of a big adventure is planning it and having it to look forward to. Having a big holiday in Europe to look forward to means that when I’m on my lunch break at work I’ve started doing research about what to do.. Read More

Any tips?

As I posted recently, I’m aiming to get back to Europe next year to see places I haven’t seen. One of those places is Greece. I know very little about Greece apart from Mykonos allegedly being the gay island and Santorini being beautiful. Sadly Santorini doesn’t seem to be very nude friendly. If any readers out there have good tips for Greece then I’d love to hear them. I’m even.. Read More