Auschwitz – Birkenau. A Day Trip From Krakow Everyone Should Take.

EDIT: I first posted this almost two years ago, as it is the 76th anniversary of the camps liberation and during these COVID-19 times, I find it befitting to repost.  “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana.  I could never call Auschwitz-Birkenau a travel ‘highlight’ of Europe….

Camping in Kananaskis Country, Canada

I loathe it when people say I am so lucky to travel, I usually respond with: “It’s not luck! I’ve worked hard and saved my money – lived off pot noodles – I didn’t win this trip!” But I tell you what is travel luck, knowing someone where you are travelling to, they show you…

Auschwitz – Birkenau. A Day Trip From Krakow Everyone Should Take.

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana.  I could never call Auschwitz-Birkenau a ‘highlight’ of Europe. It is distressing, it is horrific, it is disturbing. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, it is a museum, it is the resting place of an estimated 1.1 million…

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! I spent a lot of time travelling in 2017 and I’ve just calculated it, I flew 97,707 kilometres. That’ just just over 2 times the circumference of our beautiful planet. Want more FreakyFlier delivered to your inbox? Sign up at the bottom of the page! I visited 24…

QANTAS Airways Sydney to Dubai Economy Class on the A380

‘This is my first time on a QANTAS Airbus A380 and I’m curious how it stacks up to the others I’ve flown on, Emirates, China Southern, Thai Airways and those I have visited, Etihad and Qatar Airways. Want more FreakyFlier delivered to your inbox? Sign up at the bottom of the page! I’m heading to Paris,…

BC Ferries – Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay).

“Remember to be at the bus stop by about 11:30 and catch 257 Horseshoe Bay express. Bus leaves from Georgia Street, cross Street is Granville”. My friend Simone had messaged me. I’d been given pretty clear instructions yet after my flight from New York, and arriving at my hotel at around 3am – or 6am New…