I’ve never written a packing list post before because – even after all these years ...
When I was researching an itinerary for mine and my mum’s 7-day trip to Tuscany, ...
Last month I spent seven nights exploring Tuscany. Four of those nights were at a ...
Those of you who read my 2017 Travel Plans, Goals, and Aspirations post will know that my ...
For years I travelled with a Pacsafe Venturesafe 25-litre backpack as my carry-on bag for long weekend breaks and short (up to around 10 days) backpacking trips in Europe. However the waist strap broke over a year ago and on my recent city break in Copenhagen I couldn’t tighten the shoulder straps, meaning that I […]
When you have just shy of two weeks with which to explore a new country, it’s almost impossible to find the time to stray very far from the well-trodden tourist trail. I find myself torn between wanting to visit some of the country’s most notable sights and attractions (there is a reason travellers flock to […]
If you’ve read my latest post you’ll know that exploring the temples of Bagan was my absolute highlight of the two weeks I spent in Myanmar. Aside from the incredible temple-dotted landscapes and the snapshots of local life that surrounded us in every direction, what I loved most about my three days in Bagan was […]
It may sound like a bit of an odd thing to say, but sometimes I hate writing about extraordinary places I’ve visited and experiences that have completely blown me away. And I put off doing so for weeks. Sometimes months. Occasionally years. Simply because I never know how my words can do them justice. Like […]
If you’ve read my last couple of blog posts, or you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently took on a challenge to spend a weekend in Copenhagen for under £200. Bearing in mind that Scandinavia is renowned for being THE most expensive part of Europe in which to travel, it was […]
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 […]