Author Archive | Kiara Gallop

My favourite spot on Paxos

Beneath the Ionian Sun

There’s a beautiful gem of an island in the Ionian sea, called Paxos.  It’s accessible via catamaran from Corfu Town.  The 60-minute journey takes you south along Corfu’s eastern coastline, and continues 11km onwards from its southernmost tip. It’s an island not many people have heard of, and even fewer have been to.  Yet when […]

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Slovenia: The beauty of the open road – Gallop Around The Globe

I’d decided a long time ago that I wanted to travel to Slovenia…from seeing my parents’ innumerable photographs of beautiful lake Bled, to flicking through adventure travel brochures and being drawn to the challenging but equally visually rewarding treks up into the dramatic Julian Alps, to reading blog posts recounting the charm of the country’s […]

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Pamukkale: Bizarre Landscapes and Ancient Ruins

So I’d decided that Turkey would be my next destination to explore, partly because it was one of the closest and cheapest places to get to that would be relatively hot in April, and partly because family and friends had been continually telling me how much I would love Istanbul.  They were right.  I loved […]

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Barcelona, you little charmer…

I returned to Barcelona last week after nine years.  It’s amazing how many technological advancements there have been in that time.  Nine years ago there was no Facebook (at least, not in my world) and I didn’t have a digital camera, so I only had a smattering of mediocre quality photographs with which to awaken my […]

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What’s your travel style?

No, I’m not talking about the style of clothes you wear whilst travelling – whether you favour Berghaus or North Face, or how many pairs of hippy trousers you own.  What I’m talking about is how you choose to travel – are you someone who believes in truly getting to know a city or country? […]

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More fish sauce? Thai culinary delights with crazy Joe!

Ever since my first visit to Thailand in 2002, its distinct, aromatic, but simple flavours have stayed with me, and Thai food remains my favourite cuisine.  Chilli, ginger, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, palm sugar, soy sauce, and garlic – an amalgamation of ingredients that scream “Thailand!” I learnt to cook with these […]

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