An Ocean Away 2013: In Pictures

Highlights of an Incredible Year

Berlin, Germany

  • East Berlin Graffiti Goldmine
  • NYE at Brandenburg Gate
  • A rather mental pubcrawl
  • WW2 History
  • Coldest I’ve been in my life on a walking tour.

View the blog here


Prague, Czech Republic

  • Kutna Hora Bone Cathedral
  • Another mental pub crawl resulting in all walking home missing either shoes or underwear
  • The Medieval quest to a castle

View the blog here

Tromso, Norway

  • Cross-country skiing adventures
  • Northern Lights
  • Sleeping in until midday because it was always dark and confusing 
  • Eating T-bone’s mums gingerbread city

View the blog here

Paris, France

  • Froze our tits off at the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • Got scammed by a gypsy for a gold ring
  • Got snowed in for 3 days and blamed EasyJet
  • Locked our love to a bridge with millions of other tourists
  • Ate plenty for cheese and baguettes

View the blog here

 Barcelona, Spain

  • Warmest I’d been in months
  • Enjoyed markets that sold turtles, Samurai swords and pornography
  • Partied with a good kiwi crew and got violated in unmentionable ways at Chupitos Shot Bar
  • Realized a year of Spanish at Uni = nothing!

Granvalira, Andorra

  • Got saved from being lost in no-mans land by a hypnotist
  • Partied Apres style for Australia Day 
  • Got locked in a gondola and did a few round trips
  • Snowboarded endless fresh pow

View the blog here

Road Trip Across Spain: San Sebastion, Vitoria, Bilbao

  • Experienced El Carnival in Vitoria
  • Best Paella ever at “Roger’s House” Hostel in San Sebastion
  • Starving to death during siesta hours

View the blog here

Madrid, Spain: Round One 

  • Valentines date to watch Atletico Madrid play
  • Retiro park 

Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand

  • Mental tuk tuk rides
  • Whole families on scooters
  • Eating street meat
  • Jumping off cliffs
  • Fire limbo
  • Silom Thai cooking school

Wellington, New Zealand

  • Good to be home
  • Partied with old friends
  • Got a degree
  • Enjoyed some summer sunshine

Madrid, Spain: Round Two

  • Expat living in Madrid with a crazy cool Irish flatmate
  • Internship with the United Nations World Tourism Organization
  • Holirun
  • Nightclubs and sangrias to die for

Series of Blogs here

London, England

  • Seeing my BF again
  • New job with Bench Events
  • Visits from foreign friends
  • Christmas at the Frank’s
  • More beautiful green-spaces than I’d imagined

Istanbul, Turkey

  • Glorious work trip with the new job
  • Gran Bazaar was unreal

View the Istanbul Blog here

It’s been a big year, a great year, with amazing adventures and lots learned. No wonder i’m exhausted. Adios, and see you in 2014.

Thanks for following 🙂

This entry was published on December 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm. It’s filed under Adventure, Andorra, Berlin, Europe, London, Norway, Paris, Photography, Prague, Spain, Turkey and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “An Ocean Away 2013: In Pictures

  1. Wow what a great and full year you have had! How fun I am enjoying reading about your travels! Thank you so much for posting! 🙂

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