Mizark's Itchy Feet

Travelling on the amazing planet Earth…

With our plans changing in Greece due to the stormy weather, we decided to head north to a country Miz and I had heard nothing but good things about…Macedonia. The journey would take us from Thessaloniki to Florina, then onwards by taxi to Bitola, a…

Macedonia – a magnificent country that will surprise you.

The bus journey between Plovdiv and Thessaloniki began at five o clock in the morning which is always a sobering time to be in the land of the living. We pulled away passing the endless outskirts of Plovdiv’s new town on a brand new, comfortable…

Thessaloniki – Greece’s energetic second city.

Finding a bus for the onwards journey to Ruse, a small town just across the Danube in Bulgaria was a difficult task in itself. Finally, after hours of scouring the internet, we found a small company called Pegasus who ran a daily minibus across the…

Bulgaria – a beautifully diverse Balkan nation.

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As we boarded the Hungarian Mav Start intercity train from Budapest to Bucharest, we were prepared in true Mizark style without any food or water, thinking the train would have a restaurant carriage on. After all, it was a thirteen hour night train we were…

A Romanian Adventure.

After four months travelling through humid, tropical Asia, we had arrived back in Europe. Frankfurt was our first stop. Mainly because we had found such a cheap flight and it’s a city which has a good central location with great train connections further east into…

Our European return – Frankfurt to Budapest.

We travelled from the pier at Sanur into Bali’s interior to the town of Ubud. Ubud is home to some of Bali’s most famous landscapes, rainforests and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines. It is, in fact, fourteen villages, each run by…

Indonesia – Ubud and Munduk

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Bali is the Jewel in Indonesia’s crown and tourism makes up eighty percent of its economy. In 2017, Trip Advisor named Bali as the world’s top destination in its traveller’s choice award. It is part of the famous coral triangle, which is an area with…

The Nusa Islands – a dinosaur comes to life!

All roads led to Indonesia. A southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands and hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. In fact, Indonesia’s numbers astound; it has more than 17,000 islands, of which only 8,000 are inhabited, making it a…

A journey through the fertile lands of Java.

Pulau Kapas Between Perhentian and Kapas, we stopped at Kuala Terengganu, a small city on the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsular. It has a pretty and interesting Chinatown district mixing alongside newly built/ultra modern skyscrapers. I would say it’s worth a night or two…

Pulau Kapas Paradise, Malaysia