Travelling from Shanghai to St Petersburg by train has to come under the heading “bucket list travel”. The Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Manchurian in our case) is one of those travel experiences that is almost a rite of passage. Travelling from Beijing to Harbin by train was the second leg of our epic Trans-Siberian Travels…and a pretty… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train
South Africa is a country full of amazing adventures. Bucket list experiences can be had from the safaris of Kruger to the penguins of the Western Cape, and everything in between. For us, it was spending two amazing days on South Africa’s luxury train, The Blue Train. If you are considering ticking this incredibly experience… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip on The Blue Train, South Africa
The most daunting of any journey is the first step, and so it was quite the leap to begin our Trans-Siberian travels by travelling from Shanghai to Beijing by train.
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
Venice Beach is a suburb of Los Angeles but it feels like a totally different place. Eclectic shopping, relaxed pedestrian strolling and delicious tastes abound. To learn all about this chilled out spot, and to have rather a fabulous selection of dishes for lunch, we joined Secret Food Tours on their Venice Beach tour. NB:… Continue reading Discovering Venice Beach Through Food – A Secret Food Tours Review
New Orleans is a culinary wonder. Influences have poured in from France, the Caribbean, the British and more recently, the Vietnamese. It has led to a city that is rightly known for its unique flavours. Creole meets Cajun, meets American, meets European. It’s quite the melting pot. So what better way to get under the… Continue reading 8 Foods You Must Try in New Orleans – A Sidewalk Food Tour Review
New Orleans is famous, or is that infamous, being a bit different. The only way to experience such a kooky city is to find accommodation that is equally cool. That is why we chose The Quisby. Part-hostel, part-boutique hotel and part-y spot. Here is our full review of The Quisby.
New Orleans has an air of the macabre about it. Whether it is the city of the dead graveyards, the voodoo rituals and rights in the city’s parks of the gaunt faces of hungover bachelorettes climbing gingerly into their minivans early in the morning. With Halloween just three days away we joined Ghost City Tours… Continue reading Getting Spooky with the Ghosts of New Orleans – A Ghost City Tours Review
How can you make a relaxing stay at a relaxing resort even more relaxing? On a recent trip to Barbados, that challenge was taken up by the friendly and talented staff of The Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados. This is a full run down (or is that rub down) of the experience. We were… Continue reading Tranquility Spa at The Club Barbados – A Review
Philadephia, in USA’s Pennsylvania, is chock full of history and is famous worldwide for its cheesesteaks Somehow, we had never hopped on a bus from our many visits to New York to explore. With a friend’s wedding a short drive away in Maryland, we decided to see what we were missing and spent two nights… Continue reading A Bed in Philadelphia -Apple Hostels of Philadelphia Review