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Eaten up by the east: embarrassed in Albania

Eaten up by the east: embarrassed in Albania

CrikeyDec 5, 20129 Comments

A former tour guide, Carla Pratt figured it took a lot to rattle her when travelling. But a simple bus trip in Albania was enough to make her question all her travel skills.

Red Ink Run: Czech yourself before you wreck yourself

Red Ink Run: Czech yourself before you wreck yourself

K JohnsonSep 19, 20121 Comment

When crossing from Germany into the Czech Republic you notice a marked decrease in the quality of the road’s surface. It's a bumpy journey for all sorts of reasons.

The problem with siestas

The problem with siestas

CrikeyApr 16, 2012

Once upon a time in a land far away, two naïve and rather idiotic girls set off to find a fabled land near the border of Spain and Portugal. Rumours of its unsurpassed beauty ran rings around them as they eagerly planned their journey, their excitement growing by the minute. Little did they know that these plans would soon become unravelled due to one small detail -- the siesta.

The Nanny Diaries: from sunshine to snow, from dream to nightmare

The Nanny Diaries: from sunshine to snow, from dream to nightmare

CrikeyFeb 23, 20123 Comments

The Swiss wedding survival guide

The Swiss wedding survival guide

CrikeyFeb 8, 2012

Welcome to Albania, where ice on the road gets the bus driver dancing

Welcome to Albania, where ice on the road gets the bus driver dancing

CrikeyJan 25, 2012

At a certain point I asked someone when the bus to Theth would arrive, at which he laughed heartily, said “minute!” and shrugged. So the two of us have just stood here, watching local life cartwheel by, until, just as we’ve given up hope, everyone around us starts shouting “Theth!” and pointing to an ancient yellow minibus that has magically appeared across the road.

The City of Mink: walking through Milan

The City of Mink: walking through Milan

CrikeyJan 17, 20121 Comment

Madame Bessiere and the gypsies

Madame Bessiere and the gypsies

CrikeyDec 20, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the sour cream

So long, and thanks for all the sour cream

Jay MartinDec 2, 20112 Comments

The post-modern bogan: not so poor after all

The post-modern bogan: not so poor after all

Ben OliverNov 9, 201117 Comments

Chasing cheap beer and loose women around the European continent has a long and noble tradition stretching back to the 17th century, when young, aristocratic, mostly British men set off in search of refinement, classic antiquity and plenty of drunken sex. Not much has changed in 350 years.