The City of London is a mysterious world of commuters in fancy suits, wildly expensive restaurants and grab-and-go lunch places that are usually closed by 17:00. It isn’t often you get to experience a little slice of it, but there are hidden spots that you can enjoy. Why are they hidden? Because you can’t see… Continue reading Should You Visit Garden at 120 or Sky Garden – The Battle of Fenchurch Street
Forget Secret Lagoon, scoff at Hidden Beach, LIO Tourist Estate is the only place you will avoid the crowds on a trip to El Nido in the Philippines.
London’s South Bank runs along the River Thames for many, many miles. This walk is going to take you along 2.6 miles of it, from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge. It can of course be done in reverse, but this is the way we like to do it. Along the way, we are going to take… Continue reading Loving London – A Festive Stroll Along London’s South Bank for Christmas
Virgin Atlantic Airways has come up with a novel new way to share some Yuletide cheer. “Where I Want For Christmas”
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is an extravaganza of colour, music, dance, costume and self expression. The city moves to a samba rhythm. Parties scatter the city for days in the lead up to the main event, The Sambadrome! What is The Sambadrome? Located just West of Centro and North of Santa Teresa, in an… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – The Sambadrome
The Santa Teresa Tram, the Bonde, has been running in Rio De Janiero for over a century. Now it is working again, after the accident, we share our trip on it.
Brazil is home to one of the world’s biggest street parties, Carnival and Rio De Janeiro hosts the most famous one of all. Held on the last Tuesday before lent begins, it is a chance for everyone to indulge themselves before six long weeks of deprivation. The whole city becomes one huge party zone, and everybody… Continue reading Rio de Janiero Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco
Arriving at Madrid International Airport was a real shock to the system. After using smaller airports, our legs almost couldn’t stand the strain of the long walk between the plane and passport control. Posters dotted the terminal, the faces of wanted basque separatists and other terrorists staring blankly across the immigration hall. In 2004, a… Continue reading Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends
I have always liked the idea of going Interrailing. As you can see in this blog about Canada, I do enjoy train travel. After some research, a multi-country pass was coming up at about £180. Two days after discussing it with Karl, and planning out an itinerary, I received an email from Ryanair. They were offering… Continue reading Berlin, Germany Part 1 – Bargain Flights & Big Mistakes
The best thing about having a birthday on 1st February is the chance to run away and celebrate with a cheap, off-season holiday. Ryanair’s January sale usually throws up some good deals and for my 20th birthday, I snagged a return to Venice for £10. OK, so it was to the small Treviso Airport rather than the… Continue reading Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles