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Two days in Madrid

We arrived in Madrid about 1PM, after catching the high speed AVE train from Barcelona. By the way, I’d highly recommend the train service over flying. For some weird reason, the day of our trip, it was only 5…

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48 hours 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…

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24 hours in Vienna

To finish off 2017, all I wanted to do was to visit a Christmas market in Europe… namely, Vienna. The ones at the St. Regis in Dubai really didn’t cut it. To have some snow would have been the…

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2017 Travel – the Ultimate 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…

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A day in Montenegro

Much as our 24 hours in Dubrovnik wasn’t really 24 hours, our day in Montenegro would probably be better described as about three hours. Kotor is increasingly becoming a cruise ship haunt. However, few visitors to Dubrovnik realise just…

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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…

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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…

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What to wear in 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…

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Four Days in Warsaw – Day Four

And finally, the last day of my short trip to Warsaw last month. To be fair, this day involved some grim visits. As you might have gathered by now, I like to learn about history. All facets of history.…

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Four days in Warsaw – Day Three

On the third day of my visit, I woke up to torrential rain. However, I was still eager to get out and about. Armed with my rain jacket and an umbrella, I made it about 10 metres from the…

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Four days in Warsaw – Day Two

On my second day, I got up early to explore the city. I had a full day planned, mapping a route through some of the WW2 related sites of Warsaw. Firstly, a bit of a primer on modern Varsovian…

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Four days in Warsaw – Day One

Warsaw was certainly a city of surprises. I decided to visit at the last-minute, 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,…

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48 hours in Bruges

I like history. The places I have enjoyed traveling to the most have always been places with lots of interesting history. Earlier this year, I visited Bruges for a few days, and took a day tour around the battlefields…

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A reflection on travel

I was always a bit of a homebody growing up. I remember sleepovers at friends houses ending in tears, me waiting for mum to come and pick me up, because I’d had enough. I wanted to go home. I…

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Three days in Mauritius

Mauritius is beautiful. A year ago, if you’d asked me what I knew about Mauritius, I would have said the truth… very little. I knew it was in the middle of an ocean. Using a process of elimination, I…

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48 hours in Ajman

Since moving to Dubai, I’ve been introduced to the idea of a staycation.  In New Zealand, you would never really think of staying anywhere near your city for a day or two, or a long weekend. I guess the…

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24 hours in Beijing

Beijing is busy.  I know, that seems like an overwhelmingly obvious statement to make. It is a city of 22 million people, nearly five times the population of New Zealand. I’ve been to Shanghai several times, and visited Nanjing.…