Since I’m heading off to Budapest in the morning, I best get a move on. Considering I have just started packing, I really should get in the zone here. Thinking along these lines, I thought I would put up a quick post reminder of what we should definately have with us!

  • Passport: A no brainer, would be extremely gutted if I showed up to the airport and realised this wasn’t around. It’s straight on the bus back home, instead of the plane far away.
  • Travel Documents: Again, an absolute must!. Shouldn’t be hard to forget the flight docs, especially when you pack your passport, but also other docs you may need to print off like hotel bookings, airport transfers or train tickets.
  • Currency: Yup, its going to be no use to me going to Budapest tomorrow with £’s in my pocket, and lets be honest, should you forget to change currency before the trip, its going to cost alot more at the airport or destination. Keep an eye out online for places with best conversion rates. Google it!
  • Credit Cards: Even though your bank will probably have some sort of conversion fee if you use your card abroad, its still a good idea to take it with you. Should you loose your money or be victim of pick pocketing, a credit card can be a life saver (just use with caution).
  • Travel Insurance: Alot of banks in the UK now have travel insurance on their special account cards, but I don’t have that, so I do it online. Few minutes, add details and your covered, again, look around for best price and cover. But don’t leave home without it, 99% nothing will happen, but its best to be safe than sorry.
  • Vaccinations & Medications: Alot of my trips are around Europe so I’m fine with these, however when I did go to Singapore a couple of years back I had to get a few vaccinations before heading there. Quick appointment with the doctor can put your mind at ease if you’re not sure. Also make sure you have any meds you may need, sorted before you go. Again, better safe than sorry with this 1, you would hate to go on holiday and end up unwell, and know your meds are at home on the kitchen counter!
  • Mobile Phone/iPod/Laptop: Electronics have to be with me!. Long flights or train journeys can be alot smoother if I can watch films, listen to heavy metal or play games on route. But more than often the laptop is for the hotel room. I prefer a hotel/apartment with free Wi-Fi (it’s a must for me), this is so I can connect online to use Google maps to get an idea of where an attraction, bar or restaurant is in the place I’m visiting. Oh and remember the chargers for these items!
  • Camera: I know this is an electronic, but I give it its own point, because there more to it. Yes, take the camera but don’t forget the charger, memory cards, tripods, lenses, bag and cleaner kits. Your going to another place, you want good picture memories to bring back so take note!
  • Travel Adaptor: I have about 3 of these things each time I travel. Your going to be very annoyed when you get to your destination and realise you forgot these things. Yup, your going to have to buy 1 now aren’t you!
  • Clothes: Well yes, this is pretty obvious but take into account other items like waterproofs along with your jackets, a suit along with your shirts and walking boots along with trainers. You never know, you maybe go out 1 night where you have to wear smart suit, go long walking tours where walking boots would outweigh trainers or even go to an icebar when a tee shirt just isn’t enough (trust me!)
  • Toiletries: Including towels incase you go to the beach, or like i will be, the Budapest baths!. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, moisturiser, razor, hair putty and shower gel, all essential items. Sun lotion is also worth taking, I hardly need that here in Scotland but I do forget that there are places in the world where its actually warm!
  • What do you take with you that just cannot be forgotten?, anything I haven’t sorted out that anyone can remind me of?. Ha, I’ll no doubt leave here later knowing in the back of my mind something is missing, but I guess that’s all part of the excitement of the day, and of travelling.

    Budapest, Christopher is coming to visit!


    So, it’s finally decided, I’m going to Budapest for a few days! Its very last minute, just arranged it today actually, & I head there 3 days from now! Not alot of time to organise, but hey I prefer it this way, now I don’t have to wait long till I go.

    Definitely going to be using some information and ideas from bloggers like Europe Travel Adventures and A Worldly Addiction because they have mentioned Budapest as a highly worthwhile destination, thanks guys!

    Going to have to get that wee itinerary of what to pack out pretty sharp…3 days!



    Budapest by night

    Let me go outside the box here as I have just been hit with unbeleivable excitment! the new Jurassic World trailer has been released and I want to share it everywhere!. When I was a wee boy I loved dinosaurs, & lucky enough, the movie Jurassic Park came out & basiclly made my childhood complete! I was excited then, im now having that same feeling of excitment now at 30!. check it out!

    As much as I wish this was my home, its not. Should I win the lottery on friday & disapear, this is where you should look for me 1st!. I have to reblog this page by Currywurtnation, titled All things Berlin!, because this is my favourite place to go!. Ive been here 5 times over the years, as Berlin has so much to offer!, yet alot of people still wouldnt think to visit. I could spend all day talking about why you should go, but this page sells it just as good!. What I will do is put up a few photos of my favourite times here over the years!, happy reading!

    So tonight I had a wee wander up to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. They are running an event called The Electric Gardens, and its a beautiful mixture of sound, light and movement art that really brings out the best of the Botanics.

    Its a great place to have this sort of event, the gardens are vast and it allows all the sounds and music to travel around the grounds. Its well lit so the route is easy to navigate. I was most impressed by the simple yet eerie elegance of the lights in the old Botanic train station. It was made to look as if a train is passing through, there was a real sense of historical beauty in the smoke and light effects set up here, brilliant!

    Anyone in the area should have a look into it. Its rather steep priced though i must say, for the offical website click here. oh, I got a few pictures aswell, have a look!…