The magic of Morocco

Morocco may be close to Europe, but it was different in so many ways. The food, the people, the culture, the tradition; and that’s just the beginning. I wore a band on my wedding finger, got introduced to bartering, and had to wear long sleeves – even though these were the hottest temperatures I’d ever…

Video: Bali

Travelling to Bali with my boyfriend, brother and cousin was such an epic time. We travelled around a fair bit (I think we all found it pretty tiring) but we got to do and see so much. Having more of us meant that Air BnBs were super affordable, although on a few occasions we stayed…

Kyoto Part 2

Our second day of Kyoto sight-seeing was a day trip we caught from Osaka. On our first day we covered the sights that we wanted to see that we considered less walkable, meaning our second day back was more city-centre focussed and mostly walkable. From the station we walked firstly to Sanjusangen-do Temple. It cost…

Kyoto Part 1

We opted to break our sightseeing in Kyoto into two trips – one from Tokyo and the other from Osaka. Tokyo was a far earlier start; a shinkansen from Shingawa Station takes about 2 hours, but gave us some very cool views of Mt Fuji on the way. We didn’t have the chance to appreciate…

Himeji and Hiroshima

We weren’t sure if we were biting off more than we could chew when we decided to attempt these two bad boys in one day, but quite frankly we were running out of time. We did our research and decided it should be achievable for what we wanted to do… fingers crossed! From Osaka, it…

New Plymouth

When we announced our plans to visit New Plymouth for the weekend, we had more than just a few of our friends question our reasons for going there. “But why?” they said, “there’s nothing to do there”. With the ambition of seeing more of New Zealand during 2018, New Plymouth was a place that actually…

Video: Melbourne in a song!

I think Melbourne is my favourite place in Australia. Every time I go back I discover something new and fall in love with it just a little bit more. There is so much going on; yet it is so easy to escape to deserted beaches, vineyards and mountains. It is a city that is easy…

Ella

If I could recommend one place in Sri Lanka, Ella would almost certainly be the chosen one. Radiating vibes similar to that of Thailand’s Pai, mountainous Ella is green, lush and laid-back. There are basically two main streets, which are basically packed to the rafters with restaurants, bars, accommodation and convenience stores. It is a…

Gettin’ round in ‘Lanka

Transport in Sri Lanka may, at first thought, seem troublesome, but it really wasn’t that bad. It is a great way to see some stunning scenery as you get from place to place – it’s basically killing two birds with one stone! My first pick of transport is always the train. Unlike flying, you don’t need…

South Coast

When we visited the South Coast we based ourselves at Mirissa and Galle, where it was to make a few day trips from. Arriving at Mirissa by bus from Ella involves the bus terminating at Matara and then catching a tuk-tuk onwards to Mirissa (or whatever beach you are headed to). You can also bus…