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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. […]

Amman

Three Days in Jordan – Amman

Jordan has been one my ‘bucket list’ destinations for a while now. I think I first decided I would like to visit in about 2009, but living in New Zealand, getting to Jordan proved to be impossible. Too expensive, too far, and the Arab Spring meant I was a little bit hesitant to visit that […]

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. […]

Maldives

24 Hours in the Maldives

Last week, I went with Matt for a quick turnaround to the Maldives. I mulled over this one for awhile. The Maldives are not a cheap destination. Even though its one of the shorter Emirates flights – and certainly the shortest I’m aware of with a layover – the flights cost as much as going […]

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 […]

SP

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 […]

Welly

24 Hours in Wellington

It’s an interesting experience to write a post about enjoying a day in your own city. You know it so well because you have spent so much time there, but you haven’t experienced it in a 24 hour block. It is not often that you sit down and distill exactly what it is that makes […]

Hiroshima

A Day in Hiroshima

Actually, not even a day in Hiroshima. We spent about eight hours in Hiroshima, but it was a worthwhile visit. Most people have a particular vision of Hiroshima in their head. That vision is undoubtedly based on the horrific destruction that resulted from the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima in August 1945. Despite that bomb being […]

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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 […]

Florida

Three Days in Florida

Spending three days in Florida wasn’t quite what I expected. Actually, that isn’t fair. I didn’t see that much of Florida. I saw Fort Lauderdale and the Space Coast. My previous experience of the United States has been a mixed bag… I loved Hawaii and New York, and while Disneyland is lots of fun, LA […]

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