Originally this post was going to be entitled “Roadtripping Georgia: A 10-day Itinerary.” Before travelling ...
Visiting Davit Gareja: Otherwise Known as That Time I Travelled for Two Hours to See a Monastery I Couldn’t Find
On our third full day in Tbilisi the plan had originally been to catch a ...
I was going to title this article “30 Things to Do in Vilnius for Free,” ...
If you’ve read last week’s post about my fantastic weekend in Vilnius, you’ll know that ...
We were actually supposed to be spending a three-day weekend in Lithuania’s capital city, but as a result of Ryanair (or “Ryanunfair,” as my friend Gloria calls them) moving our outward flight forward by 11 hours, we ended up just having two full days with which to explore the city. And I mean, literally just […]
Olot was the starting point of my three-day hiking adventure through Catalonia. Located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Girona, in the midst of the Pyrenean foothills and at the heart of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, Olot makes a great base from which to explore the surrounding area, as well as being a historic, […]
If you’ve read last week’s post you’ll know that Besalú was one of the towns in which I based myself whilst completing my three-day hike through Catalonia. Located on the edge of the volcanic zone of La Garrotxa Nature Park and just 35 kilometres from Girona, Besalú is one of Catalonia’s best preserved medieval towns. […]
One of my favourite things about travelling is making new discoveries; something that’s becoming harder and harder to do now that travel is more affordable and accessible than it’s ever been before. But on a recent trip to Catalonia, where I spent three days hiking in and exploring the Province of Girona, I discovered places […]
Santa Pau was the starting point of what turned out to be a 27.6 kilometre hike to Besalú. But as soon as I arrived into this picturesque town located at the heart of the volcanic Garrotxa Natural Park in Catalonia, I knew immediately that it was somewhere I didn’t want to leave. At least not before […]
When you visit somewhere in the off-season, you know that there’s always the chance of bad weather. But you’re prepared to take that risk, because there are the guaranteed benefits of lower prices and fewer tourists. The average temperatures in northern Morocco at the end of February and into the beginning of March were around […]
As I got out of the taxi, the elderly gentleman pulled my hood up over my head to protect me from the rain, and smiled. It was a kind, gentle smile and not that of someone who was about to rob me. But as he picked up the handles of his empty food cart and […]
I’ve been flying Ryanair for years. Yes, I’ve always admitted that they’ve never been my favourite airline, but they’ve been reliable and cheap, and they fly to the destinations that I want to travel to, from airports that are convenient for me to get to. Except that – following recent changes to their cabin bag […]