Travel guide: Edinburgh, Scotland

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Travel / Uncategorized / United Kingdom

Edinburgh was the place to go for New Year 2015/2016.ย The cityย has it all. Castles, palaces, extinct volcanoes, royal gardens and underground vaults. But we mainly went because Edinburgh is the home of Hogmanay, Scotland’s famous New Year Festival. Full of history and with the most magical surroundings, it’s easy to see how JK Rowling was inspired to write her Harry Potter books here. Read More

Sailing Croatia

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Europe / Travel

Sailing a privately chartered boat with Med Sailors through the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea was one of the dreamiest weeks of my life. Looking back at these photos while freezing my but off in London makes me want to go back so bad! Every morning we would wake up with not a care in the world. Our sun drenched days were filled with sailing, swimming and exploring . Each day brought on a new town, and each town was just as stunning as the last. Read More

European Contiki: Part One

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Europe / Travel

After travelling through Asia, it was time to take on Europe! I have always been obsessed with travelling Europe, especially since my Facebook feed consists of my friends living in London and going away every weekend to amazing places.

I chose to do a Contiki trip as it’s a great way to tick off a lot of ‘must do’s’ in a short amount of time. The best thing about it is you don’t have to organise a thing, the tour guide does it all for you. For those of you that don’t know what Contiki is, it’s a company that caters bus trips for 18 to 35 years. Read More

Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Asia / Travel

A boat trip around Halong Bay was the perfect way to finish off our 6 weeks in Asia. There are 1962 islands in the beautiful bay and we went on an overnight cruise to check this stunning place out. We had a jam packed itinerary.

Day one consisted of a trip to the largest cave in Halong Bay, a 2 hour kayak, a big lunch and dinner and ‘squid fishing’ off the boat. We managed to spot one squid… but the only thing we managed to catch was a plastic bag.

Day two we woke up bright and early. We went to Tip Top island which has a stunning view point – downside is you have to walk up a lot of stairs to get to the top. We had a brief swim in the sea and then it was back onto the boat for some cruising through the islands before heading back to the mainland. Read More

Sapa, Vietnam

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Asia / Travel

After 5 weeks of travelling through Asia doing barely any exercise it was time to do some trekking in Sapa. Sapa is a town which is very popular with tourists for trekking. It is situated at the top of Vietnam (North West) near the Chinese border. Sapa has an airy and magical feeling to it with the town being surrounded by mist coated mountains and rice terraces – makes for beautiful scenery while walking.

Sapa is home to many hill tribes (or ethnic minority people). They all wear such colourful clothing it looks like a uniform. Unlike the rest of Vietnam the children speak very good English.ย Most of the ethnic minority people are farmers, but not as we know it. They don’t grow their rice and corn on flat land, they grow them on mountainous land. This makes the most beautiful layered terraces and one of the most breath taking sights I’ve seen. They live byย trading or selling their farming products, as well as selling handicrafts and souvenirs to tourists. Read More

Hแป™i An, Vietnam

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Asia / Food / Travel

Hoi An is my FAVOURITE place so far on our whirlwind trip of Bali, Cambodia and Vietnam! Hoi An is situated on the coast in the central part of Vietnam.ย It is so so beautiful, it’s no wonder it was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The old town is situated along the river. Japanese merchant houses, chinese temples, french colonial houses and ancient tea warehouses have been preserved and converted into restaurants, cafes, tailor shops, wine bars and souvenir shops.

Cars are not allowed in the main streets and unlike the rest of the country, motorbikes don’t beep their horns all the time. We biked everywhere. Our accommodation (Green Grass Homestay) was situated about 10 minutes from town and 15 minutes from the beach. Traffic is no where near as heavy as other parts of Vietnam so it was really nice not relying on taxis and public transport to get around. Read More