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I recently visited Tallinn as part of a double city break, spending my first two days in Helsinki and then catching the ferry over to Estonia’s capital. I found Tallinn to be an ideal destination for photographers, art lovers and food enthusiasts (I wrote an entire post dedicated to some of the best restaurants in […]
Tallinn is a destination that had been on my travel wish list for many years, and I finally got to visit the city over Easter this year in conjunction with two days in Helsinki. Its Old Town is a tangle of ancient cobblestone streets steeped in history and surrounded by defensive walls and well-preserved medieval […]
If you’re wondering what to do in Helsinki in one day (or two) then keep reading, but first of all a little background information about how I actually ended up in Helsinki over Easter in the first place…. Stu and I were meant to be travelling to Mexico over the Easter holidays. Weather-wise March and […]
Like many other travel bloggers, I’ve always dreamed of writing for publications like Lonely Planet, Wanderlust or National Geographic. Flora Baker (better known as Flora the Explorer) actually made this dream a reality in 2015 by winning National Geographic’s annual travel writing competition with her wonderful piece describing a poignant meeting with a family in a […]
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always assumed that I’d need to win a large sum of money in order to be able to afford to go on safari in Africa. It was an experience I’d shortlisted for my honeymoon (if I ever got married); it certainly wasn’t something I expected to be doing […]
Whenever I’m planning trips, my choice of destination is often swayed by the lure of cheap flights, and it’s only when I’ve booked those flights that I really look into the logistics of organising an itinerary. Most of the time it works out fine that way, but occasionally it doesn’t. It’s a tricky decision for […]
One of the highlights of my recent long weekend in Warsaw was a guided walking tour through the up-and-coming Praga neighbourhood, on the eastern bank of the Vistula river. Praga started life as a small settlement that was completely separate from the city of Warsaw. Even once it was granted a city charter in 1648, […]
My recent trip to Uganda was probably the most spontaneous, last-minute adventure I’ve ever booked. When I published my 2018 Travel Review post on 31 December 2018, I was completely unaware that my 2019 travels would see me making my first forays into the ‘real’ Africa – beyond Morocco. And that I would be doing […]