Yesterday, someone asked me what the English word for Pousada was. Google seems to think the direct translation is hostel, but that doesn't quite fit, certainly they may have the laidback hostel feel, but with the touch of family that comes with a bed & breakfast, and certainly at Pousada Sambaquis, also with lashings of … Continue reading Pouso Sambaquis, Ilhabela’s tropical hideaway
Not famed for it's cuisine, I wasn't expecting much from Uzbek food, but overall it has generally been quite tasty. Very meat heavy, and carb loaded probably to help in the extreme winters, it's not a country for fussy eaters, but if you're open to trying new things you may be pleasantly surprised. Horse Milk An … Continue reading Food in Uzbekistan; what to expect.
Going away for 3 months requires some planning even for the most seasoned of travellers. In January I'm setting off to explore 3 South American countries as part of a blogging trip and I'm incredibly excited, but it has taken some coordinating with other work commitments in order to go on such a long trip, … Continue reading How I’m preparing for my South America trip
I only had a couple of days in San Francisco, but my wanderlust side was desperate to see some highlights of the city. San Francisco Bay and of the Golden Gate Bridge, a glimpse of Alcatraz and of course some top eats. A little bit of research lead me to Pier 39, a dining and … Continue reading A day out at Pier 39, SF
I travel to have stories to tell, and boy do I have some stories to tell from India! If you abandon your expectations and develop a relaxed and flexible attitude, you will be blown away by the rich, cultural diversity of India and the fabulous opportunities it presents. Having said that, I'm not going to … Continue reading Tips for your first time travelling to India
Opened in October 2017, I had the pleasure of visiting Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa within it's first month of opening. The hotel has introduced 5 star luxury design to the marina and with it's nautical inspired interior concepts it still maintains a boutique feel. One of my favourite things about the hotel, which I kept … Continue reading Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
When you think of UK city breaks where do you think of? Cambridge for the architecture? Manchester for the bars? Glasgow for the Art? Well I have a new suggestion for you....Hull. You might be surprised by my suggestion, but I bet you in a few months time you'll be kicking yourself that you didn't … Continue reading Make Hull your next UK City Break