First time on a cruise? What you need to know?

If you’ve booked to go on your first cruise or are currently browsing options to have a cruise as your next holiday then you may be wondering what things you need to know before you travel on a cruise ship for the first time. I recently travelled with Princess Cruises from Southampton on my firstContinue reading “First time on a cruise? What you need to know?”

Visiting Casa del Arbol – Banos

Banos is famous for it’s outdoor activities, swimming in the thermal spas, mountain biking, hiking trails and waterfalls, but probably it’s most famous attraction for backpackers is Casa del Arbol; the treehouse with it’s swing on the edge of the world. It’s technically only a few km from the centre of Banos but the surroundingContinue reading “Visiting Casa del Arbol – Banos”

What to do in Derby?

I recently spent a weekend in Derby as I’ve been trying to explore more new places within the UK, and I found it friendly, fun and historic, with so much to offer for all ages. I had an action packed few days including a lot of delicious food, historic buildings, shopping  & beautiful landscapes. HereContinue reading “What to do in Derby?”

Top 5 places to visit in Peru

5. Arequipa central market – Arequipa is often only glanced over by tourists visiting the surrounding hiking trails and volcanoes, but in the city itself are a number of fascinating places to visit. My favourite thing about the city was the colourful and bustling market occupying the large central square. It’s not massively highlighted inContinue reading “Top 5 places to visit in Peru”

Havana Travel Guide

Before going – Make sure to sort your visa in advance as they will check at the airport before you fly as well as obviously when you go through customs/immigration. Book your accommodation before you go unless you’re happy going from Casa to Casa looking for spaces, Havana has lots of options for rooms butContinue reading “Havana Travel Guide”

Croatia; so much more than beaches & bars

Croatia has become a top beach destination over the past 5 years. Cheap flights within Europe, relatively low prices and a large number of world famous music festivals have meant that it’s over taken other previous party destinations in terms of visitors. Sure, it’s easy to see why. Croatia has some incredible beaches, Zlatni RatContinue reading “Croatia; so much more than beaches & bars”

Beautiful Ollantaytambo, your must-visit place before Machu Picchu.

The main railway station that serves Cusco and therefore on to Machu Picchu is a small town called Ollantaytambo about 1 hour 45 from the city. As such, throughout the morning minibuses and taxis rush through the narrow streets towards the station and most tourists don’t give the town a second thought. However, Ollantaytambo isContinue reading “Beautiful Ollantaytambo, your must-visit place before Machu Picchu.”

Delicious Peruvian food at San Camilo Market

I love eating street food. For many reasons, firstly in some countries I’ve found that the local specialities are often better bought from a friendly woman on the street are packed full of flavour more than in an expensive restaurant (bun cha, pad thai), secondly it saves a lot of money and thirdly, I wantContinue reading “Delicious Peruvian food at San Camilo Market”

5 reasons to visit Ladakh

The scenery – Ladakh is stunning and incredibly varied. Travel for only a few hours and the view changes dramatically. You’ll be treated to Glaciers, mountains, powerful rivers and flowery fields that look almost superimposed. The people – Despite major cultural differences and also language barriers, the people I met were massively welcoming, friendly &Continue reading “5 reasons to visit Ladakh”

Affordable dates in London

1. Take a walk on Clapham Common. Clapham Common is a huge open space in SW London on the edge of zone 2. There’s 220 acres of green space, 3 ponds and Victorian bandstand. The bandstand area is popular with dogwalkers and there’s a cute little café where you can get a coffee & cakeContinue reading “Affordable dates in London”