Author Archive | Kiara Gallop

A Morning at Mandalay Hill

A Morning at Mandalay Hill | Gallop Around The Globe

When we were planning our (just shy of) two-week itinerary around Myanmar, we contemplated skipping Mandalay altogether. It’s Myanmar’s second largest city; a busy, haphazardly expanding metropolis that doesn’t have a ton of immediate appeal (or so we’d heard).  However I was determined keen to spend a few nights in Chiang Mai (a Southeast Asian city that […]

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A boat trip around Inle Lake: What to expect from one of Myanmar’s most visited attractions | Gallop Around The Globe

I realise that saying this could be seen as quite controversial considering that many people cite Inle Lake as their favourite place in Myanmar, but after a couple of nights in Nyaungshwe and (almost) a couple of days of exploring Inle Lake, I couldn’t decide whether I actually enjoyed my time there or whether my enjoyment had been […]

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Visiting Ostrog Monastery: One of Montenegro's Highlights

Visiting Ostrog Monastery: One of Montenegro’s Highlights | Gallop Around The Globe

If you haven’t heard of Ostrog Monastery before, you may well have seen photographs of it. Beautiful, whitewashed Manastir Ostrog is built seemingly impossibly into a vertical cliff face, almost a kilometre above the fertile Zeta Valley in central Montenegro. When Stu and I were busy planning our 7-day road trip around the country, this incredible landmark […]

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JooJoobs handcrafted personalised leather travel wallets a review

JooJoobs Handcrafted Personalised Leather Travel Wallet: A Review

With Christmas fast approaching (I know, I know, we haven’t even celebrated Halloween yet!), would now be an appropriate time to introduce you to a little gift inspiration? I recently discovered JooJoobs’ range of handcrafted personalised leather travel products and, as all good discoveries should be shared, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share […]

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7 Things to See and Do in Kotor

Visiting Kotor: 7 reasons this coastal city in Montenegro totally charmed my socks off

Kotor was one of the major reasons I decided to visit Montenegro in the first place. Just looking at photos of the city’s historic fortress towering above the deepest natural fjord-like bay in the Mediterranean Sea was enough to encourage me to book a flight there. Kotor is somewhere that successfully manages to pull out all the […]

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