So.. I’ve kinda just quit my job and given up my home to travel the world! I thought it would be fun to share my experiences and put some real effort into this website, expect a whole new design soon, as well as regular updates.
Today, I made my first ever Vlog. I’m currently in Athens, Greece celebrating my Mothers 50th birthday. It’s our first full day, my sister & I decided to go hiking. A rainstorm quickly appeared, altering our plans! So we aimlessly roamed around Athens, fooling around. I hope you like my first attempt at Vlogging, hopefully I will improve throughout my travels.
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I had previously visited the capital, Bucharest, a year ago. We were visiting my partners mother who lives in a Bulgarian village not far from the Turkish border. We decided to fly into Bucharest instead of Sofia, as the price was cheaper and the distance equal. So basically we flew in and out of Bucharest spending nearly no time in the city. Feeling guilty of my treatment towards Romania I vowed to return and do it justice. Continue reading
A few months ago I treated my mother by taking her on a holiday to Lake Como. Deciding to take her to Italy was the easy part, as it was a lifelong dream of hers to visit. Not so easy was picking where in Italy to go, this country seems to offer unlimited must see destinations. I decided on Lake Como as I knew the natural beauty would go down well with her. Continue reading
Half way into my 1 month tour of India, my partner had to leave Bombay and return to working life back in England. The 2 weeks we spent traveling around Rajasthan had been an adventure, one that greatly deepened our bond. Suddenly being alone felt intimidating, especially in Bombay. I’ve travelled alone many times previously and knew I had to quickly snap out of my mood. I decided to leave Bombay that night by taking a night bus to Hampi. Continue reading
Last June, I enjoyed an early summer trip to this small landlocked Balkan country with my friend, Lisa. We arrived in Ohrid, having flown with WizzAir from London Luton for the very affordable sum of £60 ($75usd) return. I’ve visited most of the Balkan countries, I love the sense of adventure and excitement I feel towards them. Off-the-beaten path and seeing a part Europe which is often ignored, to much ignorance. Macedonia has proven to be one of my favourite countries in Europe, check out the photos below and find out why you should book a flight.. Continue reading
Early January my friend and I toured the Baltic states, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia. The weather was fiercely cold, but we were treated to beautiful snow everything.. lots of it too! If you’re looking for a real winter wonderland, with spectacular medieval old towns and truly fascinating history… visit the “Baltic 3” in January. Continue reading
My partner and I decided to celebrate New Year abroad, in the Danish capital ‘Copenhagen’. I’ve never been traveling this time of the year, mostly due to cost, so I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to see how the Danes ring in the New Year. Continue reading
At last, I was to fulfill one of my dreams, to visit Hong Kong. My friend and I decided to visit the “Pearl of the Orient” during a month-long South East Asia backpacking trip. Compared to most other countries in this region, Hong Kong is a lot more expensive. Since we were traveling on a modest budget, we had to reduce the costs, so this meant staying in the cheapest accommodation possible. My only requirement was a private room, I could never handle a hostel, I appreciate my privacy too much. It quickly became clear that we had just one option, a guesthouse within the Chungking Mansions. I heard a lot about it beforehand, its infamous reputation excited me.. Continue reading
I recently returned from a trip to Bulgaria, where I got to experience the culture in a charming village, not far from the Turkish border. The cost of living in Bulgaria is very low, at least when compared to Western European countries. I was told that the cost of rent for a basic apartment in a nearby city, Yambol, can be as low as 80 lev ($47, £30) per month! Obviously this won’t buy the nicest of places, but I found it surprising that an EU country could be so affordable. Continue reading
I’ve visited the Flemish city of Ghent on two occasions, both as morning visits. The reason being, it’s very convenient to add Ghent to a Belgian coach trip, so why not? We took the night bus from London Victoria coach station, operated by Megabus, we arrived in Ghent about 5:30AM, an hour or so before it reaches the capital, Brussels. The coach dropped us off at the Campanile hotel, which is on the city outskirts. So we had an hour walk to the city centre, no problem, at this hour we had time to kill. Continue reading