Europe · Travel

How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

Moscow has a long and fascinating history. Whether you are looking for Imperial glamour, religious tradition, Soviet memories or a picture of a Russia to come, Moscow has layers that when peeled away can show you all that and more. So how can you cram it all in in 48 hours? This is our guide… Continue reading How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

Asia · Europe · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Our total fail in Harbin aside, in early 2019 Mr Fluskey and I travelled the length of Asia by train over almost three weeks. We managed 4770 miles on the tracks! At the very start of our journey, on our flight to Shanghai, we had watched the map on the monitors, wondering what the landscape… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Europe · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train

Well, we couldn’t come all this way and not see St Petersburg could we!? The very last and final train journey of our Trans-Siberian travels was travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg by train. There are two options for this route, the sleeper or the fancy new high-speed link. As nice as taking a last… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train

Asia · Europe · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Travels – Perm to Moscow by Train

Travelling from Perm to Moscow by train was technically the last leg of the official Trans-Siberian route. This was our final sleeper train, our final packet of dried noodles for dinner and it made total sense to end this huge adventure standing in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square….but we kept going after this. Before… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Perm to Moscow by Train

Asia · Europe · Train · Travel

How to Plan a Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway – Top Tips for the Trans-Siberian

The Trans-Siberian Railway is without doubt, the world’s most famous train-based travel adventure in the planet. Through our Trans-Siberian Travels we learnt so much about how to plan for, pack for and organise the practicalities for a Trans-Siberian adventure. Let us guide you through how to plan a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway including our… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway – Top Tips for the Trans-Siberian

Europe · Flights · Review · Travel

A Review of airBaltic A220-300 Business Class LGW – RIX – LGW

AirBaltic is Latvia’s national airline, although you would never know it. Great prices and a lack of flag in their logo makes it seem like a private company, rather than 80% state-owned. Mind you, I only know this with hindsight. When I checked in for my airBaltic flight to Riga, I just thought they were… Continue reading A Review of airBaltic A220-300 Business Class LGW – RIX – LGW

Asia · Europe · Gear · General · Train · Travel

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway can be a daunting prospect. If you have never taken a long train journey before, you may not know what to expect. Never fear! On our Trans-Siberian adventure from Shanghai to St Petersburg, we picked up some great packing tips. Follow these and tick off the items as you go,… Continue reading Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List

Food · Loving London · Review · Travel

Loving London – A Full(ish) Chambers_ Review – Immersive Dining Joy!

London has been gripped by an obsession…or maybe it is just me. When two of my favourite activities collide (dining and theatre) they create immersive dining. The leading lights of the immersive dining revolution, Gingerline and Favourology have done it again with their latest Chambers of Flavour incarnation, Chambers_. After our latest excursion with them,… Continue reading Loving London – A Full(ish) Chambers_ Review – Immersive Dining Joy!

Europe · Loving London · Travel

Urban Safari – Exploring St James’s Park

London is a very green city, (or so they say). As many of the green spaces are closed off in the form of private squares and gardens, it can sometimes feel a little grey. However, there are some gorgeous public parks right in Central London, and my personal favourite has always been St James’s. If… Continue reading Urban Safari – Exploring St James’s Park

Europe · Food · Loving London · Review · Travel

Loving London – B Bakery Bus Afternoon Tea Tour of London Review

Afternoon tea is one of those must-do experiences for visitors to London, and Londoners alike. What isn’t to love about sitting for an hour or two with the ones you love whilst demolishing a selection of cakes and pastries. There are so many afternoon teas on offer around the capital that there is something to… Continue reading Loving London – B Bakery Bus Afternoon Tea Tour of London Review