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At the beginning of February I visited Copenhagen in collaboration with The Money Shop, in order to take part in their £200 challenge. £200 was the total amount of money I had to spend on a weekend in the city, including two nights accommodation. Once I had my accommodation nailed (a hostel in the […]
Those of you who know me or who are regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a complete advocate for budget travel. I totally believe that with enough research, planning, and organisation, it’s possible to visit (almost) anywhere on a budget. So when I heard about The Money Shop £200 challenge, I jumped […]
Myanmar is not a country that’s known for its food. The cuisine of neighbouring Thailand is popular the world over, with its distinct, aromatic, but simple amalgamation of flavours. Vietnam is famous for its Pho (noodle soup), Laos for its laap (meat-based salad), and Cambodia for its Fish Amok (fish curry). But Myanmar? I didn’t […]
Last week I wrote about my personal highlights from three days in Yangon. Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda at sunrise was on there, as was riding Yangon’s Circle train. The Yangon Circle Train (otherwise known as the Yangon Circular Railway) is the local commuter rail network that serves the Yangon metropolitan area. It was built by the British during colonial […]
Yangon (ရန္ကုန္) was the first city I visited in Myanmar. It was my introduction to a country I’d been ridiculously excited about exploring ever since it officially reopened its doors to tourism in 2012. Although it’s no longer Myanmar’s capital city (this title now belongs to Naypyidaw), Yangon is still recognised as the cultural and commercial […]
Along with riding the city’s Circle Train, catching the sunrise at Shwedagon Pagoda was one of the activities I was most looking forward to during my two-day stay in Yangon. Although I’m a sucker for sunsets, there’s something magical about that time of the morning when the world stirs from its sleep and everything begins […]
Last week I published my 2016 review. It was a look back at everything the year decided to throw at me – on a personal level as well as from a travel point of view. In this post I’ll be looking forward to 2017 and sharing my plans, goals and aspirations with you. Every year […]
There’s no denying the fact that 2016 is a year that many of us will find difficult to forget. It’s the year that the UK voted to leave the EU and the year America elected Donald Trump as their new president. It’s the year we lost a string of celebrity greats, including David Bowie, Alan […]
Despite the fact that this blog has been running for a little over three years now (I can’t quite believe it; where has all that time gone?), I still have not managed to write about all the places I’ve visited in that time, let alone all those I explored before Gallop Around The Globe was […]
I’ve written previously on this blog about a few of my favourite sights, sounds, and flavours of Istanbul, about the bizarre landscapes and ancient ruins of Pamukkale, and about my three-day exploration of Cappadocia’s strange and surreal valleys. However what I haven’t shared with you are the logistics and costs of completing an independently organised adventure […]