Pouso Sambaquis, Ilhabela’s tropical hideaway

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 ofContinue reading “Pouso Sambaquis, Ilhabela’s tropical hideaway”

A day out at Pier 39, SF

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 andContinue reading “A day out at Pier 39, SF”

Tips for your first time travelling to India

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 toContinue reading “Tips for your first time travelling to India”

Make Hull your next UK City Break

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’tContinue reading “Make Hull your next UK City Break”

Learning a language – with Rosetta Stone

“Help!”, I cried as I ran into the only place in the small village in rural Peru with a light on. My boyfriend had had a terrible allergic reaction to something and his face, eyes & throat were swelling up incredibly quickly…what to say next though, knowing how to order a beer in Spanish wouldn’tContinue reading “Learning a language – with Rosetta Stone”

Afternoon Tea Around the World

Hanoi, Vietnam¬† The Sofitel Legend Metropole is an award winning colonial style hotel regularly listed in top World hotel lists. The afternoon tea in the picturesque restaurant overlooking the courtyard area is always very popular and good as a stand alone event.¬† However the main attraction is the the chocolate buffet. For around $25 betweenContinue reading “Afternoon Tea Around the World”

Cultural Shows & The Hokey Cokey

For a lot of people travelling is about experiencing new cultures. We like to try local dishes, some choose to do a home stay, others adopt some form of local dress for their trip. One of the most popular ways of experiencing traditions and past times first hand that I’ve come across, (and this seemsContinue reading “Cultural Shows & The Hokey Cokey”