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Kazimierz

Exploring the Kazimierz District, Krakow

One of the many surprises of my trip to Krakow was finding that much of the city escaped unscathed during World War Two. My visit to Warsaw had revealed a city devastated by the war, and I was expecting Krakow to be the same. I was wrong. I was completely surprised to find a mainly […]

Galapagos

Guest Post: A Glimpse of the Galápagos Islands

Lets be honest – how many places are there on earth where you can wander amongst puzzled wildlife, who have no apparent fear of you? Welcome to the Galápagos Islands. I haven’t travelled to the island destination myself, but my sister and her husband visited the Galápagos Islands earlier this year and loved every second […]

Mina

A night out at MINA Brasserie

I’m no food expert. Let’s make that perfectly clear. I like to eat, but I’m not a connoisseur. If anything, I’m slightly picky, which tends to keep me from the really exotic foods on offer here in Dubai. I’m kind of like a 12 year old child stuck in an adult body. So, when my […]

Barcelona

Two Days in Barcelona

Spain was never been top of my list for visiting. There isn’t any reason why not – it might just be that I don’t know a lot about the country. Spanish history is a topic that has evaded me over the years, and I wasn’t familiar with any famous landmarks in Spain. I knew there […]

Puffin

Best of 2017 – Ultimate Travel Ranking

In 2017, I visited 20 countries. I have been very, very lucky. I live in hope, but I really doubt there will be another year where I can travel as much as I did in 2017. Anyway, I decided I would create a rundown of my top 2017 travel destinations, from the best of 2017 […]

Oslo

Two Days in Oslo

Oslo, much like Iceland, felt like home. It is probably the city that feels the most like Wellington, my hometown in New Zealand. It’s small and manageable. It’s based on a harbour. It has fantastic food and drink. What it lacks in hills, it makes up for in neat shops, art galleries and cafés. And, like […]

Dead Sea

Three Days in Jordan – Petra and the Dead Sea

Despite our tiredness from our lack of sleep the night before, we set off from the Dead Sea eager to see the ancient city of Petra. I had read online that the roads in Jordan were terrible, so wasn’t expecting a pleasant drive. However, our driver had done some research, and noticed that the Al-Tafilah […]

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? […]

tolt

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. […]

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