~You can watch above or read below~ (Though watching is clearly more fun…) WOW! Where does the time go? It feels like yesterday I was zipping around North America, then zipping around Southeastern Europe and now, well, now I’m here with an update on my latest adventure. I’ve been on the road for about 8 [...]
I landed in Moscow, Russia at 7am on a Saturday morning. It took 3 days, 3 planes and 14 time zones but I had finally made it! My new Russian friend Igor helped me make my way into the city where I was greeted by Darren and his very own Russian friend Evgeniy. [...]
There are a few things I was warned about when I started planning my trip to Russia. One was that accommodation in Moscow is EXPENSIVE! - a word that a budget backpacker does everything to avoid. I had these fears of ending up in some super dodgy shoebox that cost me an arm and a leg. However, [...]
Finishing off my journey through Kenya, I make my way back to London, England where I catch up with some friends, peruse around the city and check out some big ticket shows!
Some may think of it only as a drink and not as a meal. These people have never actually had a Guinness. Yep, the Irish Foodbyte is all about the fabulous Irish beer – Guinness.
Having experienced the quiet, laid back side of Ireland, I knew it was high time to hit a big city. Next stop, Dublin! Thriving and full of energy, Dublin earns it reputation. The Irish continued to be as friendly as in the rest of the country. As my visit in Ireland was coming to an [...]
In this edition of ‘Bet Brock’ I take on Haggis! While in Scotland, my Mother wanted me to give it a try and, never wanting to back down on a good challenge I walked into a pub, and ordered a good Scottish fry up – Haggis included! THANKS MOM!
It’s been a long time coming but Brock finally meets up with his friend Phil in the little village of Knowle. They take a tour of Stratford-upon-Avon to experience the history Shakespeare, enjoy a full English fry up then chill with the Krystic fam jam! Brock also makes a stop over in Newcastle to see [...]
Six months after meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I arrived in Zurich, Switzerland to catch up with Pascal! On top of showing me around his beautiful city he and his HILARIOUS mother teach me how to make raclette – a traditional Swiss dish.
Next stop on the Backpack with Brock world tour: Copenhagen, Denmark. I only get one day here so even with the rain, I take on the city. In fact, it turns out to be a pretty great day! I take a walk around and take in this truly beautiful city.
Guten Tag! Welcome to Berlin, Germany. One of my favourite cities I’ve seen, Berlin is full of history and very recent history at that. After taking a history of the Third Reich bicycle tour with my new pals, I check out the Jewish Memorial, Berlin Wall and an alternative circus festival. I cant wait to [...]
Yep. More delicious food coming your way! This time, from Poland. I chow down on some cabbage roles, perogies and…a special Jewish dish. Yum!
No doubt about it, Europe is expensive. But, if you do things in a certain way you’ll save a boat load of money. Therefore, this week on the Friday Five, I’m bringing you 5 tips to do just that. How did you save money in Europe? Leave your tips in the comments below!
I’ve learned about Auschwitz for years, but to find myself standing on the grounds of a camp that took so many lives was nothing I could have prepared for. I’ve never felt such a cold silence. The guides did a fantastic job of tactfully sharing the story of Auschwitz and informing the visitors more about [...]
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