Over the last ten days, I’ve been travelling at a rate of knots. I finished up my training through Eastern and Central Europe, and started work again in more familiar territory. One thing’s for sure though; Slovenia absolutely blew me away. I’ll be writing more about the country later, but I spent a day exploring [...]
Paul and I got a bit of a taste of Qatar on the way over to Southeast Asia; Doha Airport. We spent eight hours in a glorified shed, cramped up with thousands of other laid-over passengers from around the world and forced to share one coffee shop, one cafeteria and a greasy burger joint. We’d [...]
So I’m on the road again. Quite a bit actually; in the last ten days I’ve found myself in Prague, Split and plenty of places in between. I’ve been on a tour guiding training trip, which is basically a fortnight of getting to know destinations, activities and food in all the new places I’ve been [...]
This past weekend was my last weekend in Dordrecht for a few months; on Thursday I’m off to Prague and will be tour guiding throughout the summer, mainly in Eastern Europe. It was almost as if Mother Nature had heard my pleas, as the weekend was beautiful and sunny. At first, I didn’t know how [...]
Just like we weren’t planning on visiting Luxembourg, we weren’t counting on going to Brussels, either. But as we were doing one of those go-with-the-flow, ‘let’s just turn off anywhere that looks interesting’ weekend trips, Paul thought I might like to see the Atomium. If you’ve met Paul before, you might be surprised that he’d [...]
We weren’t planning to go to Luxembourg that weekend. It just kind of turned out that way. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Paul and I visiting Dinant in Belgium. Dinant was truly lovely, what with its pretty buildings, river, cliff and fortress all clamoring for attention. We wandered around, forgetting about the freezing temperatures [...]
I know I’ve been talking about Vietnam for ages now. What I’m about to rabbit on about today actually occurred more than two months ago; our visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, just outside of Ho Chi Minh City. But I promise, this is the last thing I’ll post about Vietnam. Well, at least until we [...]
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been back to work in March. I’ve already posted a bit on the craziness of Las Fallas in Valencia, and yesterday I got back from guiding an Easter tour of Paris. I’m exhausted already and the proper summer season is still a month away. To make up for my [...]
I have a little bit of a confession to make. It’s not going to sit well alongside all of my feminist rants, but I really like watching the Miss Universe pageant. I know, I know, it’s really not cool to admit this. I hate the idea of the pageant yet it’s like looking at the sun; [...]
I realise I have been absolutely all over the place on this blog lately. I still haven’t finished talking about Vietnam, despite leaving more than two months ago. I haven’t mentioned trips to Qatar, Luxembourg and the Rhine Valley. I’ve even still got more to say about Las Fallas in Valencia AND I’m currently in [...]
I do realise that I go on and on about certain things without actually explaining them first. I learn about things, commit them to memory and then reckon everyone else knows as much about them as me. Take Las Fallas, for example. On the first day’s walking tour, I was going on and on about [...]
I'm Caitlyn, a twenty-something Australian living in the Netherlands. Six years ago I crammed my life into a backpack affectionately called 'the Beast' and hit the road, anxious to see all the world's Olympic sites. Needless to say, I got a bit distracted along the way. Today I'm a tour guide in Europe, and blog about what I love; travel, sport and food.
In early May I'll be in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
In late May I'll be in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania and Montenegro.
- Solo female travel: an Australian’s perspective February 7, 2013
- Is ‘expat’ a dirty word? November 25, 2012
- 153 minutes in Luxembourg April 9, 2013
- La Tomatina 2012: A photo essay March 3, 2013
- The stories of the River Kwai January 27, 2013
- View from the Office Days 21-30 May 17, 2013
- The question of Qatar May 9, 2013
- View from the Office Days 11-20 April 29, 2013
- The old Zeeland April 16, 2013
- And the Belgians gave us some silver balls April 11, 2013