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Dubrovnik

24 Hours in Dubrovnik

I know what you are thinking. One day? Is that really enough? In case you haven’t noticed, I like a challenge. Everyone enjoys travelling in different ways, and my particular method is best described as frenetic. If you’ve ever used Visit A City, we find the ‘action packed itinerary’ a little too slow-paced for my […]

Rome

24 Hours in Rome

Since I started working, I’ve obviously had to cut back on my travel. Which is a shame, yes, but an inevitable result of having a job, and one that I can’t do much about. Luckily, Matt managed to snag a Rome layover this month. It left on Friday afternoon, and arrived back on Sunday morning. […]

Lights

Chasing the Northern Lights with Happy Tours, Iceland

Iceland has many attractions, one of which is the Northern Lights. Many people visit every year, hoping to catch a glimpse of the dancing lights in the night sky. Every tour company in Iceland seems to offer trips, offering to take you to the best light-watching spots. How can you possibly choose which company to use? […]

Gear Iceland

What gear to take to Iceland

You would assume this would be logical. Iceland is a bit cold. You wear warm clothes. However, I saw some very interesting outfits there. Thin leggings as pants. Plastic ponchos. A girl in a tutu. Numerous people in $600USD hiking boots that had obviously never seen the outdoors before. While we didn’t do any hardcore […]

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Driving the Golden Circle, Iceland

If you go to Iceland, you have to traverse the Golden Circle. It is one of those tourist routes that, while busy, is a must-do. It is around 300kms and takes a day to drive, if you don’t spend too long at each site. You could easily take longer, particularly if you wanted to fit […]

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A tölt on an Icelandic Horse with Íslenski Hesturinn

Last week, I was lucky enough to visit Iceland. From New Zealand, Iceland is a world away. 17,184 kilometres, to be exact. A year ago, I never could have imagined that I would visit Iceland. But it was an amazing place, and one of my favourite destinations in the world. It has fantastic food, friendly […]

Warsaw

Four Days in Warsaw

Warsaw was certainly a city of surprises. I decided to visit at the last-minute, spending four days in Warsaw, after realising that I could get to Greece, but couldn’t get back to Dubai. Oh dear. There were two cities with light loads and affordable, non-standby connections on to Zagreb – where I was meeting Matt. […]

Lyon

Two Days in Lyon

I didn’t really know what to expect from Lyon. Though I’ve been to Paris a few times, and to Versailles, I’d never been anywhere else in France. I didn’t even know anything about the history of Lyon, or where it is in the country. Ah, the life of an opportunistic traveller. But with the opportunity […]

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Five Days in St Petersburg

I had forgotten how beautiful St. Petersburg is. I last visited in 2012, when mum and I went on a cruise around Scandinavia and the Baltic. We spent two days in St. Petersburg, but it was really just one day in the city. The other day was spent at Pushkin, the area formerly favoured by […]

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Visiting Flanders Fields, Belgium

I recently visited Bruges for the weekend with my friend Anita, and I loved it. Bruges is a quaint little town – touristy, but not overrun with people, with excellent food, beautiful buildings and lots of charm. However, I didn’t go to Bruges just to visit the town. I went to visit the battlefields of […]

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