Tag: 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 immensely useful. So if I’m in a certain area, I’ll have some ideas on what’s around that’s good. My friend Joey also showed me how to make custom maps in Google Maps and -bam- the London Good Eatin’ map was born.

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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 so the thought of Prague was perfect. I’ve heard it’s historical, scenic, affordable, and worth checking out with my time in Europe. The capital of the Czech Republic boasts one of the most beautiful city landscapes. And of all the places I’ve been to, it also provides the most vantage points to take it all in.

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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 […]

Amster-damn right I’m on holiday: A Weekend

Amster-damn right I’m on holiday: A Weekend

I landed back yesterday from my first European city weekend escape, Amsterdam! Netherlands has been hovering around the top of my to do list, due to affordability, friendliness and a outrageously healthy amount of liberalism. I booked 48 hours away with my pal Craig, us leaving on the Friday night and returning on the Sunday. As you do, when one lives in London.

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Summary

Canals. Gabled facades. High art. Weed. It’s irresistible taking a weekend away from the big smoke, and I came to fully understand the charm of the capital of the Netherlands. The World-heritage canals along with spurious foliage make for a truly beautiful city. It’s surrounded by smiles, good times and many, many bikes. There are a wealth of ways to get around all nooks of the place. And it’s an easy transition from the UK, with much of the population English speaking and polite enough.

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