Andy and Rachel's Travels Posts

September 6, 2017 / / Croatia

The northern approach to Split from Trogir presents the traveller with a wall of concrete high rise blocks, added to which is wall to wall graffiti at their bases. It’s a depressing sight and makes you wonder why you’ve come.…

September 3, 2017 / / Croatia

It had been raining heavily all night and looked set to continue so, at breakfast, Rachel tried to cheer me up with her breakfast buns: I’m sure you’ll agree that they’re magnificent and likely to brighten up any occasion but,…

September 1, 2017 / / Croatia

Although we were staying very near to Pula we had not ventured into its centre, so before leaving Istria for Northern Dalmatia we headed for what was once a hub of Roman activity with the promise of some great Roman…

August 30, 2017 / / Croatia

We left Zagreb at 8am and it took 30 minutes to exit the city – so much for Zagreb being quiet! But it was the Monday morning rush hour after all. The journey south-west was a little monotonous if we…

August 25, 2017 / / Croatia

The drive from the airport was quick, easy and quiet and within twenty minutes or so we had arrived at our first destination – Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb. It always takes time to get used to a new capital city…

September 8, 2016 / / NW USA & Canada

The mountains of the Banff National Park ended abruptly as we travelled eastward on Trans-Canada Highway 1, giving way to much flatter, open farmland and lots of sky. Seeing the mountains in the car’s rear-view mirror diminishing with every mile…

September 7, 2016 / / NW USA & Canada

At last, the gondola trip and the weather looked promising. Rachel practised her deep breathing exercises to calm herself down – the thought of having to wrestle her to the ground in the cable car until the panic passed did…

September 7, 2016 / / NW USA & Canada
September 6, 2016 / / NW USA & Canada

Two amazing experiences in one day – we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We had keenly anticipated our trip along the Icefields Parkway for almost a year and the day finally arrived with our journey from Jasper to Banff…

September 4, 2016 / / NW USA & Canada

Jasper is a lovely town with a clean, fresh appearance and is certainly geared to tourism. It is clear as soon as you arrive that this is a hub for all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, rafting and…