Bucharest is a strange city. It’s one of the few I’ve visited where the Old ...
Wow, it’s already September! I can’t quite wrap my head around just how quickly this ...
Despite making a promise to myself last November that Canterbury was going to be the ...
Brasov was the second stop on our six-night independently-organised trip around Romania. Although it’s one ...
Plans for my birthday trip away this year once again started with a Skyscanner search ‘UK’ to ‘Everywhere’. I had less than a week to play with (because I’d already managed to wangle four weeks off work later on in the year for a long-awaited trip to Thailand and Myanmar) and – as always – […]
Unlike many travel bloggers out there, I actually have a full-time day job that I use to fund my travels. Whilst this affords me financial security and gives me a reliable income, what it also unfortunately means that I only have a limited amount of annual leave in which to travel. So each trip that […]
When I was preparing for a six-month solo adventure around Southeast Asia back in 2006 one of the first things I bought was a money belt. It was an essential item for ensuring that my money, cards and passport remained discreetly hidden about my person and away from the prying eyes of potential thieves. If […]
Bolivia’s constitutional capital, Sucre, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1991. As a result its historic centre is overflowing with a wealth of impressive museums, well-preserved colonial buildings, and ornate churches. If you’ve been reading my most recent blog posts you’ll know that, of all the sights I visited during the three weeks […]
Not only does Bolivia’s constitutional capital, Sucre, have one of the most beautiful, best-preserved historical centres I’ve ever cast eyes upon, but it’s also home to some of the country’s best restaurants. I spent three weeks in the city, taking Spanish lessons every weekday morning at one of the local language schools, so not only […]
Sucre is hands down one of the most delightful capital cities I’ve ever visited – primarily because it doesn’t feel like a capital city. It’s relatively small (with a population of just over 300,000), clean, safe, and incredibly easy to navigate. It also happens to have one of the most beautiful, best-preserved historical centres I’ve ever […]
The Best Non-travel Apps for Travellers I’ve read lots of articles about some of the best travel apps around. They’re great because they tell me things I didn’t know about the apps I already use or they introduce me to some really useful ones I didn’t previously know about. Travel apps generally save you time, […]
Before I arrived in Cuba I did plenty of research regarding the practicalities of visiting the country, I educated myself about its socio-economic status and the issues faced by its residents, and I shopped online for enough cycling gear to see me through two weeks in the saddle. But because I was booked on an […]
From grand architecture, fine museums, and leafy parks, to thermal baths, fantastic food, and a buzzing nightlife, Hungary’s capital city, Budapest has enough sights and attractions to keep you entertained for at least a week. But if the bustle of life in a city with nearly 1.8 million inhabitants gets too much for you, then you […]
Visiting a new country for the first time can be overwhelming, especially when you’re short on time. And when you have to arrange your trips around the limited amount of annual leave you’re afforded by the company for whom you work full-time, the time you have to explore your chosen country becomes even more precious. […]