Author - Abbi

Basel, Switzerland: experiencing the best of three countries in one trip 

What comes to mind when you think of Switzerland? Is it the luscious lakes, the rugged mountains or the incredible chocolate? Well those are some of the things that spring to my mind at least. I think of places like Zurich and Geneva. Basel however, isn’t that a herb? No wait, thats Basil! So yes, Basel; It is also a city in Switzerland. Basel wasn’t somewhere I had...

Top 5 Sights in Rome, Italy

When touring Rome in Italy, you can, in essence, visit two countries in the space of 1 second. Italy and the Vatican City State are both UN members, but the latter is not a FIFA member. You can take a selfie of your foot standing in both countries on the edge of St. Peter’s Square. This is a chance to visit one of the rare landlocked enclave countries in the world...

So, how is married life? Post wedding musings from a newlywed

Yay, it is June. Summer is here, which also means that ‘wedding season’ is here too (though if you want to save money, you’ll get married out of season). I have been married for 3 months, so it now feels like good time to share a post wedding blog with you. There is nothing quite like a major life event, or milestone to provoke people asking those...

Why you should consider going to Prague this summer

As summer 2018 approaches, many of you will be planning your holidays. Travelling across to mainland Europe from the UK is a great option. There is a range of countries and cities to choose from, often with great flight prices. For the city break enthusiasts amongst you, why not consider going to Prague this summer? Prague is one of those cities that you will...

The 5 Best Ways to Occupy Yourself Online While Travelling

As a modern traveller, Wi-Fi and staying online is now available almost everywhere we go. It still surprises me that so many buses, trains, cafes, bars and shopping malls now have free Wi-Fi. Of course, there are security concerns over open networks, but being online on the move is easier than it ever has been before. Not to mention the number of airports now with...

Walking up Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

From the ground level, Hong Kong can feel a little chaotic. It is busy, noisy and when in central, the towering buildings can feel a little daunting. However, there are ways to appreciate the city from a different perspective. One of the best ways to explore any city I find is on foot.  Seeing Hong Kong from one of the highest vantage points is a must when you are...

Saving our species with socks: World Earth Day 2018

The way in which we live has had a huge impact on our world. You are never too far away from a headline about how human activity is ruining our earth. From pollution to global warming. We are literally destroying our world just by living. As well as killing our world, we are also killing the precious things in it. According to the International Union for Conservation...

Why you should choose to stay in a homestay in Vietnam

In order to best discover a country, you need to live like a local. There are a number of social networks which can allow you to do this. Air BnB and couchsurfing are to name but two. Another way which may not be the first option considered, is to stay at a homestay. What are homestays? Homestays are private rooms within a property, run by a local family. This may...

Staying local at X2 Vibe Hotel, Bangkok

When choosing to travel to one of the most visited cities in South East Asia, it is important to stay in a good hotel. Bangkok is a bustling metropolis, which can be overwhelming at times. However, in the land of smiles there are always plenty of places you can seek relief from the heat, and crowds. During our recent trip to the city, we choose to stay in the ultra...

Discover Beautiful Nagarkot In The Kathmandu Valley 

A country known for having 8 of the world’s tallest mountain peaks, Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. One of the easiest hiking routes to do is the Kathmandu Valley. Even if you have no big plans of scaling some of the most spectacular peaks of the world, the valley is a feasible alternative. You can plan and prepare for many enjoyable hikes that will take you to the...

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