Day 6 & 7 Thursday May 18th & Friday May 19th Hitting the Trans-Flores Highway Today goodbyes as we left the warm, now familiar home of Maya’s family to set off yet again on the trans-flores highway this time by shared car to reach the even smaller market town of Ruteng more than four hours […]

Day 5 Thursday May 17th Today is a special day as it was the day that our amazing son Reuben came into our lives 11 years ago. Now here he is boldly adventuring yet again. This time, across Flores, Indonesia with his mum and younger brother. This would be his last year of primary school, […]

Day 4 Wednesday May 16th Today we depart Ende and hit the famous Trans-Flores Highway. It starts east to west, at Larantuka, passed through Ende and stops at Labuan Bajo. A total of 700km across this flower island. Some say, it is one of the worlds great road trips. Another early 4 am alarm for […]

  Day 3 Tuesday May 15th Whilst researching this trip we could not help read about one of the most famous sites of Flores – Kelimantu. An extinct volcano, known for it’s stunning vista, of three luminously coloured crater lakes. Little did we know when we awoke, that reaching it, was not meant to be… […]

Day 2 May 14th So as is the nature of budget flights, we hit Indo at around midnight. Pretty rare with us being couchsurfing addicts (we actually turned down a kind host offer), we booked a transit room – a cheap room for max 7 hour stay with free WiFi, included free airport transfers. For […]

Day 1 May 13th, 2018 Here we are on the brink of another Sabretoothed Chickens adventure, this time to another part of Indonesia – The Emerald of the Equator. For the first time, it will be a little different with only three departing. Prunella and our two youngest, Reuben and Felix heading to the Lesser […]

Week 7: Part 3: Day 45 to 48 26th – 29th January, 2017 Addio Europe In the morning our couchsurfing host Massimo kindly offered us a lift to the airport, so with the car packed we set off to the nearby cafe to buy some snacks for the plane and have our last Italian coffee […]

The Rules of Winter Weg   Lucas, Reuben and Prunella made this list on a long train ride whilst reflecting on some notable events on our journey thus far. The original list was close to twenty but we voted for the top ten. We have added some links to help reminisce. If you have read […]

Week 7: Part 2: Day 44 & 45 25th & 26th January, 2017 Back into the Heart Today our generous host Massimo, accompanied us back into the city. First stop the magnificent Circus Maximus. Here the boys ran, squealed and jumped where once Rome’s finest racing chariot’s thundered by… We ascended Rome’s southernmost hill, the […]

Week 7: Part 1: Day 42 & 43 23rd & 24th January, 2017 Day 42 of our “Winter Weg” trip saw us wave good-bye to our good friends in pleasant Pesaro and hitting the rails for the last time. We reflected that we had come all the way from Copenhagen (including our train being carried […]

Week 6: Part 4: Day 41 21st January, 2017 One of our planned goals when visiting this region was a day trip to the hometown of the artist Raphael and the architect Donato Bramante – the remote town of Urbino. Today, with our host’s son Oliver as our local guide, the seven of us set […]

Week 6: Part 3: Day 39 – 41 19th – 21st January, 2017 Addio Venizia We awoke to our last morning in Venice, packed out gear and left our beloved Venice apartment. With a little time on our hands, we stored our bags at a nearby hotel and took our chance to explore the nearby […]

Week 6: Part 2: Day 38 The Bologna Chapter 18th January, 2017 Before this trip, Reuben had a best friend in school for many years named Cormac. As a result we became friends with Cormac’s lovely family including Sonia his mum. They lived near our home in Perth. Due to work and a desire for […]

Week 6: Part 2: Day 37 17th January, 2017 Today we were determined to seek out Venice’s best kept secrets and luckily they also came with no expense… Ssh let’s keep them to ourselves… 1. Venetian Glass Roman experience, Byzantine period skills and trade with the Orient led to Venice being a glass-manufacturing centre. One […]

Week 6: Part 1: Day 34 & 35 15th January, 2017 – 16th January, 2017 Graham and Prunella had last visited Venice in 2000 whilst on their 14 month honeymoon. So it was with a real sense of romance that they looked forward to being here again. Back then when their love story had begun, they […]

Week 5: Part 2: Day 32 – Day 34 13th January, 2017 – 15th January, 2017 Today we were destined for Florence but not before we catch a glimpse of the spectacular Cinque Terre and give Pamela a little surprise on the way. Although we would view some stunning vistas of the Liguria region from the train, to immerse in the rugged coastline, we chose to […]

Week 5: Part 1: Day 29 – Day 32 10th January, 2017 – 13th January, 2017 This morning meant an early start as we packed last minute items to leave the bosom and warmth of our country hosts, heading again to the brighter city lights. This time through Paris, via Lyon to Genoa. As had happened when […]

Week 4: Part 2: Day 25 – Day 28 6th January, 2017 – 9th January, 2017 After the delights of Troyes. We left for Paris landing at the Gare de l’Est. We ate a generous cheap meal at a kebab shop across the road from the train station. Be assured that kebab shops are the cheapest place for a […]

Week 4: Part 1: Day 22 – Day 24 3rd January, 2017 – 5th January, 2017 Today we walked around the medieval streets of Troyes (pronounced ‘twah’), which is locally famous for its champagne cork-shaped town plan, given this shape by its location on a bend of the River Seine. Historically, Troyes had two distinct areas: the cité, […]

Week 3: Day 15 – Day 21 27nd December, 2016 – 2nd January, 2017 Chalet Shenanigans It was lovely to wake up to a crisp sunny morning in the Alps of Switzerland. We felt lucky to have this opportunity to enjoy yet another stunning part of Switzerland with our friends. We first met couchsurfers Susanna, […]

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