Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark – fun, beautiful, cool and quirky. With a population of just over 2 million inhabitants, it’s grown from being a Viking fishing village to become a regional centre of power with institutions, top restaurants, galleries and a gorgeous waterfront. Copenhagen […]
The cheapest (one-way) flight I’ve taken to date was to Toulouse, France. End of summer and just a tenner on Ryanair! How lucky is that? I ended up tacking on nearby Barcelona to make that a double adventure. And as well, we did a day […]
A friend of me asked this week: “how much does it cost to be a Londoner”? I thought to myself, sure it’s plenty, London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, it’s not as much as it used to be. London has actually plummeted down the Economist Intelligence Unit’s list of most expensive cities to live in, and currently it ranks at 24th in the world (number one is Singapore). The drop is largely thanks to Brexit, which has seen the value of the pound drop, but it’s likely to claw it ways back up eventually.
The last three or so weeks have been super exciting. In that time I’ve returned from a trip to Japan, found a new flat to move into, and replaced myself in my current flat! Progress. And now I am just one week away from properly […]
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 […]
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 the complicated subways, and navigating the thousands of options on things to do. Never fear – Japan is well geared to tourists like us, and here are a few tips that helped me make the most of my time there.
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 […]
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 […]
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 greatly. But there are a few things that can help better your own experience. I’ve enjoyed the places that I’ve seen and here a few of the things that I’ve learned over the last little while which may be of use: