Toot toot! The North Borneo Railway Conjures British Colonial Past

  Toot toot!! All aboard the North Borneo Railway! On our recent trip to Malaysia, we were very excited about riding a rare, fully re-furbished British Vulcun steam train back to colonial times. Unfortunately, Alex jinxed himself and got food poisoning the night before. We both hoped as the night crept on that it would…

Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, featuring the meanest gift shop employee ever

One of my favourite castles in Europe is Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, which is located a short 30 minute train ride from the capital, Vilnius. We visited on a perfect summer day, though we imagine that visiting the castle in autumn, spring or even a snow capped winter (if you can stand the cold) would…

Hanging with Aussie animals- Day trip to Ballarat Wildlife Park, Australia

I’m from a town called Ballarat, which is located just over an hours drive from Melbourne, Australia. When Alex and I were visiting Australia we decided to spend an afternoon hanging with Aussie animals at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Before arriving, Alex asked how big the park was. I hadn’t been there in well over…