My three favourite hotels 2017

Whenever I go on a trip which involves a lot of travelling and staying in numerous destinations I always try to choose a mixture of simple, inexpensive hotels and then treat myself to one or two high end choices (although never too crazily priced). This year I visited South Africa, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore,…

Singapore

What to do? 1. Sky Observatory Deck at Marina Bay   If you are not lucky enough to get to stay in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel for the infinity pool views, well then their sky park is the next best thing. It was 23 Singapore Dollars, approximately €15 euro. This allows you to see…

Seville, Spain

After visiting Seville numerous times while living in Spain it has arguably become one of my favourite cities. Anyone looking for a cheap city break I would suggest going there for a few days! My Top 3 things to do? 1.Plaza de España In my opinion this is Seville’s crowning jewel. Built in 1929 for…

Moroccan Weekend Trip

I am just back from a weekend trip to Morocco with ‘We Love Spain’. I am currently living in a little Spanish city called Huelva for the next few months, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to visit Morocco. This company organises numerous affordable trips for students to different locations in Spain, Portugal…

How to survive a night bus!

I undertook several of these dreaded night bus journeys while travelling through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Some were perfect and others were an experience I would not care to encounter again. Now, I did not do any of the insane 30 hour bus trips, the longest was 12 hours (however one 12 hour trip did…

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is an active volcano in Indonesia located four hours from Surabaya, the capital of East Java. I booked the ‘Two day one night Sunrise Tour’ with Bromo Discovery. I can not speak highly enough of this tour company. They are prompt in replying to emails and were most helpful in accommodating us to…

Gili Islands

Located just of the coast of Lombok is where you will find this tropical paradise, the Gili Islands. Comprising of three tiny islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno) it is the perfect destination to relax and appreciate Indonesia’s crystal blue sea. Gili Trawangan the biggest of the three is renowned for its laid…

Backpack Essentials

There are two kinds of packers in this world. The first is the “weeks ahead of travelling packer”. This person has everything organised, folded and zipped weeks before departing. Then there is the second kind (and I unfortunately fit into this category) “the night before packer” who starts at about 12 when you have to…

Amsterdam

When you hear the word Amsterdam you think legal drugs, bicycles, red light district, tulips and maybe clogs?. Well you will be happy to know it has all of them and much more. It really is a love/hate destination. I know of many people who went and didn’t enjoy it at all. I however was…

When in Rome

I have been to Rome twice, in 2010 and 2015 and would certainly go again due to the sheer volume of history and sights contained within this ancient city. It makes for a great city break but be prepared for a serious amount of walking as this is the best way to see the city….

Why to visit Thailand in 7 points

Thailand is a truly mesmerising country which I think should be on everyone’s bucket list of places to see. Whats not to love? from its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters,  its extensive wildlife, Thai cuisine (which if your like me, good food is a major factor in everything), enthralling uninhabited islands and endless activities,…

Robben Island, South Africa

Robben Island in Cape Town is home to the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. The tour to the Island leaves three times a day from the the Waterfront in Cape Town and costs 320 South African Rand for adults (which converts to approx €22). The ferry takes about 40 minutes in which time…