A tourist in Bruges

First impression of Belgium? Everywhere smells of waffles. First off, before I get into the waffle (get it?!) of my usual blogs, I’d like to thank our two good friends Jason and Sofie for letting us stay in their apartment in Belgium. You’re awesome. I’ve been told many times not to go to Bruges. It’s…

A jaunt in York

From the ancient capital of Thailand to the ancient capital of England; York is one of my favourite places in the world. Rich in history with beautiful architecture, York is a must see destination in the UK. Established by the Romans in 71 AD (which blows my mind when I think about it), this place…

From washing Elephants to washing cars

It’s been over two weeks since we landed back in England, which is a little crazy because it honestly feels like we never even left in the first place. Pretty much everything here has remained the same since Joe and I hopped on a plane to live on the other side of the world 11…

I’m home James!

I am back in England. I’m home James (my mum used to say just that every time we walked in the door when I was younger. I have no idea why, I used to think she was talking to a ghost). I mean technically I’ve been back in England for over a week I just…

Happy 100!

Today is a VERY exciting day and this is a very exciting post; it’s officially my 100th published post for wherekatiegoes.com- my baby, my lovechild, my sanity. When I first started writing I had no idea that anybody would actually want to read my ramblings, it was my therapy and my way to tell loved…

Pack up your troubles

We all know the feeling; you’re super excited to start your holiday or backpacking trip…and then that feeling is dulled slightly when you realise you’ve still got to pack. Or maybe you get excited about packing…in theory anyway. On paper packing is amazing; you’re trip is right around the corner, everything is freshly washed and…

Tales of a traveller

The grass isn’t always greener, trust me on that one. You must live in the moment, as hard as that may be; who knows what’s in store for you tomorrow, or what life will be like when you get to the other side. Whilst travelling Europe for the dreamy Summer of 2015, I simply couldn’t…

The EU series (Part une)

All of this Brexit rubbish (apologies if you think otherwise) in the news lately has made me think of my European trip in 2015. In the Summer months Joe and I visited 16 countries in a whirlwind tour of the continent and it was the best time of my life. Exhausting and as stressful as…

Food, more food and an Italian Wedding

I had the incredible opportunity to see my older brother and his beautiful bride get married in Minori- a seaside village in the heart of the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. This place was truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to and I really didn’t want to leave. It was an…

Europe- How much I spent

I was always told, ‘Don’t go to Europe, you’ll spend far too much money’. Europe is a lot more expensive than places in Asia for example, but in comparison to Australia and America- it’s on a much more level playing field. My time in Europe was the best in my life and the rich history and…

Top 10 destinations-Europe

 This list was SO hard to make-there were only a few places I really didn’t like so to compile my top 10 was super difficult. Don’t judge my super touristy picks; just because a place is full of tourists doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful, besides we’re all tourists anyway. There are also a few places…

Free things to do in Europe

Travelling Europe can be really daunting- especially on a budget as it’s renowned for being expensive. I was working full time in a shop on minimum wage saving every penny for my European trip, so if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to spend your days doing stuff for free, even in some of…