Yangon (ရန္ကုန္) was the first city I visited in Myanmar. It was my introduction to ...
Along with riding the city’s Circle Train, catching the sunrise at Shwedagon Pagoda was one ...
Last week I published my 2016 review. It was a look back at everything the ...
There’s no denying the fact that 2016 is a year that many of us will ...
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 […]
My Instagram feed seems to have been filled with beautiful photos of Indonesia lately. Several of my favourite bloggers have been exploring the region as part of a press trip organised by Indonesia Travel. It’s piqued my interest about a part of the world that I previously knew very little about. Did you know that […]
Ten years ago it used to be from the pages of a travel magazine that we’d take inspiration for new trips. Now it’s Pinterest. At least it was when I was browsing my Pinterest feed one day that I found the inspiration that prompted my visit to Turkey. If you’ve ever seen photos of the […]
If you read the three-day itinerary for Poznan that I posted last week, you may have noticed a bit of a theme running through it. Yup, we ate so well in Poznan. I honestly believe that, over time, travel turns you into a real foodie. You plan every day around where you’d like to stop […]
“You’re going where?” my work colleagues asked me. “Poznan,” I replied. “It’s the fifth largest city in Poland.” Blank faces stared back at me. Despite the fact that budget airline, Ryanair run regular flights to Poznan from London and six regional airports around the UK, nobody I know seems to have taken advantage of this fact. […]
I’m always open to new experiences. When I travel I constantly try to challenge myself and to venture outside of my comfort zone. So when I discovered that Poznan, Poland (where I was headed for a long weekend break with two of my closest friends) is home to a restaurant where diners eat their whole […]
I first visited Paxos on a day-trip from Corfu when I was just 16. I never imagined that, years later, I would return to the island on three separate occasions to spend a total amount of six weeks exploring its beautiful landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Located just 11 kilometres from the southernmost tip […]
Wherever you are in Bolivia, you’re never far from incredible natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes. And just 46 kilometres from the country’s charming capital city is one of Bolivia’s most visually striking natural formations – the Ombligo de Chuquisaca (Chuquisaca’s Belly Button). Otherwise known as Maragua Crater. After months of travelling I’d decided to plant […]
Bucharest is a strange city. It’s one of the few I’ve visited where the Old Town was not my favourite part. Don’t get me wrong, there were parts that I liked a lot – the grand architecture, the humble Stavropoleos Church, and the incredible food I ate at Aubergine Restaurant – but the real beauty, in my […]