General · Travel

Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore

Have you ever been on a cruise? I am going to be honest, we haven’t. That is, unless you count a two day boat trip around Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and the odd boaty border crossing. It has just never appealed. I can see the joys of travelling the Nile or the Norwegian fjords… Continue reading Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore

Europe · Review · Travel

London to Germany by Train – A Eurostar Adventure 

Visiting our friend Phil had been a plan for quite some time, but this weekend, we finally got our butts to Germany to do so. Flights were eye-wateringly expensive and so we decided to take the Eurostar. The plan : Eurostar from St Pancras International to Düsseldorf with changes in Brussels Midi and Cologne. Journey… Continue reading London to Germany by Train – A Eurostar Adventure 

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Another Classic Flying Fluskey Travel Fail

Getting the Eurostar to Germany, what an exciting prospect! So much easier than going to the airport, we could take liquids and as we all know, I do love a train journey.  We were booked on the 15:07 from London’s St Pancras International and I was really looking forward to a lovely relaxing afternoon. It… Continue reading Another Classic Flying Fluskey Travel Fail

Five Month Trip · Flights · Travel

How NOT to Start Your Adventure Round the World

The triumphant exit, Karl and I smiling at each other as we stroll through security with our upgraded boarding cards in hand, the camera fades to black and the string section soars to a glorious crescendo…that’s how I pictured it. Instead, I was ready to kill somebody by the time we had taken off. This… Continue reading How NOT to Start Your Adventure Round the World

Review · Travel

My Favourite Travel Apps

It takes photos, it sends messages, it can even keep you entertained with little birds who seem a little disgruntled but the following apps will help turn your smart phone into a powerful travel tool too. When I went backpacking in 2009, I had to seek out internet cafes. I took an old phone that… Continue reading My Favourite Travel Apps

Flights · Travel

When Lightning Strikes – Virgin Atlantic Flight VS65 LGW to MBJ

This week, on 22nd March 2017, my Virgin Atlantic plane was hit by lightning, which was very normal. We returned to Gatwick, which was not. What happened? Is lightning dangerous? Will I finally get the right things out of the overhead locker!?

Flights · Review · Travel

A Review of Emirates A380 Economy LGW – DXB

£390 return to Sri Lanka? And on Emirates!? And confirmed!!? A no brainer! We booked that evening. When January 2017 finally rolled around, we packed our bags and head off to London Gatwick Airport to catch our flight. The Airport Experience Emirates uses Gatwick’s North terminal which (when I visited in January 2017) was undergoing… Continue reading A Review of Emirates A380 Economy LGW – DXB

Asia · Europe · General · Travel

Valentine’s Special – Top 5 moments that shouldn’t have been romantic

Forget Venice, shun Paris, chop up the roses and don’t even think about mentioning sunsets. This year, I am the Valentine’s Grinch. 14/02/2017 will be a most unromantic day for my new hubby and I, as we are both on shift at our respective jobs all afternoon and evening. This is, obviously, less than ideal… Continue reading Valentine’s Special – Top 5 moments that shouldn’t have been romantic

General · Travel

Thirty Years Young Today

Oh my goodness…oh my goodness. Today I turn 30 years old and that’s rather a big number. It starts with a three and everything! The Last Ten Years The last ten years have been pretty amazing. Ten years ago I was a second year student at London Metropolitan University. I had an almost/kind of boyfriend… Continue reading Thirty Years Young Today