travels

Louvre at first sight: things I wish I knew for Paris

Louvre at first sight: things I wish I knew for Paris

Being well settled into the new London winter has me thinking about all my travels this year. Eighteen countries this year! That’s insane. Who would have known I would have gone to so many places. And one of those very special places is Paris. So […]

Konnichi-What?: 5 Tips for Travelling Japan

Konnichi-What?: 5 Tips for Travelling Japan

The biggest vacation of 2017 for me (other than the whole move to London thing) was a week and a bit away in Japan! And what a wild ride it was. Japan’s the kind of place where some inside information really helps when you’re traversing […]

London Food Map: Restaurants You Need To Check Out

London Food Map: Restaurants You Need To Check Out

For a while I’ve been collating all the restaurant recommendations I get from people so I have a ‘hit list’ of quality places in London I can check out. I was doing all sorts of spreadsheets, then realised something with a geographical aspect would be […]

Kölnheads: Ten Highlights of Cologne, Germany

Kölnheads: Ten Highlights of Cologne, Germany

That smells good. The scent of adventure that is. Cologne is the fourth most populated city in Germany and it’s the third German city that I’ve made it to. Also, Cologne is the biggest German city that I’ve been to. That was something that struck […]

The Inn Crowd: Five Tips For Staying in Hostels

The Inn Crowd: Five Tips For Staying in Hostels

2017 is the first year I’ve proper stayed in hostels. I had always been residing in hotels if I was travelling, but the lure of a low price tag has me never looking back. The quality of hostels and more importantly, their occupants, can vary […]

Czech Out Prague: A 3 Day Itinerary

Czech Out Prague: A 3 Day Itinerary

Prague wasn’t a city I had been expecting to see so soon. You see, the flights aren’t the cheapest from London generally. I do my last minute booking research as always. And if by Czech magic, the flights came up reasonable. Every other option felt overpriced […]

Take Flight: A Review of Registered Traveller

Take Flight: A Review of Registered Traveller

Review of the UK’s Registered Traveller program – donutsam expat food & travel blog

I came, I Warsaw, I conquered: A Weekend Itinerary

I came, I Warsaw, I conquered: A Weekend Itinerary

At first, I wasn’t a fan of Warsaw at all. I thought it was dull and it didn’t quite charm me with its warmth. But it wasn’t long until I stepped outside the usual tourist trappings and found myself loving the idea of being a […]

For Zürich or Poorer: A Weekend Itinerary

For Zürich or Poorer: A Weekend Itinerary

It’s an apt title: one of the financial capitals of Europe, as well as a descriptor for what became my most (fiscally) disastrous weekend escape to date. Fear not, the trip ended well! I had a great time in Zürich and it surprised me in many […]