Creaking ladders and questionable plug sockets, ice-cold showers and dodgy wifi: when it comes to hostels, I’ve had my fair share of experiences. It was only when I logged back into Hostelworld to book my accommodation for my upcoming trip to Vietnam that I realised just how many hostels I’ve stayed in over the last […]Read More The six types of people you’ll meet in every hostel
You might have noticed that these blog posts aren’t really happening in chronological order but the gorgeousness of Cartagena and the happiness that I felt there has pushed me to write about that city first. We booked an early morning flight from Medellin to Cartagena and had the beauty of stepping off of the plane […]Read More All of the colours of Cartagena
That’s it, for the next 48 hours, you’re in Paris! So we’ve prepared a list of the essential, the hidden, the unusual, and the greedy. In short, it includes all that should not be missed during a short weekend in the capital! You’re right in thinking that this list isn’t exhaustive, as there are a […]Read More Here’s How To Spend 48 Hours In Paris
Hello, and welcome to the “Oh Shit How Am I Going To Get Home” club! Please take your seat and hold on tight, because the next 24 hours (or more, depending on where you are right now) could be a bumpy ride… I found myself stranded in Bogota, Colombia, after my passport was stolen by […]Read More So, your British passport has been stolen…
It’s not often that my travel plans are met with a grimance. In fact, the only time it had ever happened in the past was when I told my family and friends that I was exploring Morocco on my own. But that was exactly the reaction I received when I told my nearest and dearest […]Read More Jewel-coloured buildings and Pablo Escobar nowhere to be seen: The real Colombia
I naively thought that getting the Eurostar was similar to getting any other train: that we’d show up about 10 minutes before it left the station and be on our merry way. Reader: this was not the case. It, very sensibly, turns out that Eurostar is more akin to any other form of international travel, […]Read More Exploring Belgium: Bruges
As a rule of thumb, unless I absolutely adore a destination I don’t tend to go back there for a few years. I do this because I have limited holiday at work and like to maximise my breaks by exploring new places. The exceptions, of course, seem to be Barcelona, Amsterdam (where I’ve now visited […]Read More REVIEW: Four days at The Pink Palace, Corfu
The first thing I notice about my new friend Marco is that he has very hairy legs. This isn’t usually something I notice in new people, but then again, I don’t usually wake up a metre away from them either. Marco is Hungarian but living in Berlin, I learn, and has a penchant for flowery […]Read More My first experience staying in hostels: the good, the bad, and the ugly.