Manarola, Cinque Terre
On our tour around Italy last month, we spent two days in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is situated in Liguria, a region in the north west of Italy. The Cinque Terre national park consists of 5 beautiful terraced villages right by the coastline and the surrounding...
Me digging at the Durotriges Dig
Who doesn’t love a mysterious story about people and their lives long passed. When people asked me what I wanted to study when I was older, I would always answer archaeologist. The intriguing stories from Egyptians, Greek and Romans, and later the Aztec and native Indians, enthralled me beyond measure....
Brussels Waffle on Belgian food tour
One of the main things I’ve missed about Belgium since moving abroad is the food. It’s what I indulged in when I returned there recently for a quick family visit. When I was presented with the opportunity to join a Belgian food tour in Brussels, along with City Discovery, I...
Winter is a great time to visit the capital of England, especially over Christmas time. Cosy Christmas markets, streets decorated with holiday ornaments and Christmas songs playing everywhere you go. If you’re lucky, the city might even have some snow. Your visit, however, can take a turn for the worse if...
Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
Very popular with wedding photographers and Game of Thrones fans, the Dark Hedges is one of the most photographed places in Northern Ireland. Since we opted for the Giant’s Causeway tour instead of a Game of Thrones tour on our second day in Northern Ireland, we missed out on a...
Hallstätter See - Day trips from Salzburg
Salzburg is a gateway to several well known cities and attractions. You can take day trips from Salzburg to Munich, or travel via train from Salzburg to Hallstatt, The city’s location make it perfectly placed for tons of memorable side ventures in both Austria and Germany.
Winter Wonderland, London
I LOVE Christmas markets, and if I had the time and money, I would probably visit all the Christmas markets in Europe each year. Strolling passed charming little wooden chalets in your warmest winter coat, holding a hot chocolate or Glühwein, while festive songs are being played in the...
Christmas house
Valkenburg is a small town in the south of the Netherlands known for its Christmas market caves. I had visited the town when I was young, but I can only remember the mulled wine and hot chocolate smells while walking through the caves. When my mum suggested visiting Valkenburg before heading...
Poppies in London
888,246 Ceramic poppies have been planted around the Tower of London in remembrance to those who have fallen during the first World War. It’s an incredibly beautiful display of strikingly red poppies, which many tourists and locals have visited since the poppies were gradually installed over the summer. I visited the Poppy installation today, and...
Spookstad doel ghost town
As we drive near to the port of Antwerp, a few houses come into view, lonely structures in the midst of the Polder plains. We turn right into a solemn street. Our light-hearted conversations abruptly halt and we continue driving in silence, for we have entered Doel, a small...