Zhangjiajie: All You Need To Know

  I have been living in China for 9 months now, and I can tell you travelling about the place requires a LOT of research, so look no further for here is the perfect piece for planning your trip to Zhangjiajie. Zhangjiajie goes by many names; floating mountains, Avatar mountains (inspiring the film), Hallelujah mountains…

A long weekend in Macau

How I spent my 21st birthday Where does one go when they’re 21st birthday is looming and they are currently living in South China? Why Macau of course!   Since Chinese holidays work differently; I get 3x 3 days off (set dates and spread out over 2 months) instead of an Easter holiday off (even…

Exploring Taormina with Padre

Join me on a culinary adventure in Sicily, I will fill you in on places to eat, things to see and do, and where to stay. An hour drive from Catania Airport, you will arrive at the hilltop town of Taormina. So I have to start with the accommodation, we booked an Air BnB which…

Florence on a Shoestring

An all walking city break in Firenze! Just got back, and had to blog about this straight away to share with you all. All booked a few weeks ago, flight was £60 with Ryaniar – hand luggauge only, Air Bnb £50pp outside city centre (30 min walk) and 120 euros spending money for 4 days…

Guilin Diary

Back in October, there was a 1 week holiday in China called National Week. Since the only major holidays you seem to get in China are National week and Chinese New Year, we thought we’d take full advantage. Hence forth lies the weird and wonderful diary of our trip to Guilin, in all its China…

What does one do in a 24-hr Bookshop?

Apparently not read. Let me start from the beginning. Emily found an awesome coffee shop in Guangzhou on Instagram (a rarity since they block most social media and so you need a VPN to access them, which you can only get when leaving china, hence most Chinese people don’t use Instagram). We went once before…

Where do road-trippers go?

What better place is there to get lost in the natural and breathtaking grand landscapes that are The Rockies. All you need is a set of wheels, some decent shoes and preferably a windscreen clean of squished bugs (a fatality of most road trips). Our road trip hit the west coast and started in Calgary,…

Truth of the Trade

Hello from the other side, Apologise for the ghosting, there’s been a serious dry spell on this blog recently but all for good reason! My summer has been chock-a-block from the get go. It went a little like this: Iceland (March)->revision->exams->Borneo->visa stress->China, and soon to be Canada road trip with dad, and then back to…

Diverse Portugal

Whether it be the sunny, urban city life of Lisbon or the stunning sandy beaches and amazing Algarve coast line riddled with flowers; Portugal is a great escape. I have only been to Lisbon on a day trip as one of the stops on a cruise, but we managed to squeeze in a fair amount….

Reykjavik Fun Facts!

The majority of these I found out from our amazing and super friendly tour guide, Gilly for the Golden Circle and Snorkelling tour, whilst we were driving. I thought they were pretty neat and it never hurts to know a little of the history about the place you’re planning to travel to! Reykjavik is a direct…

Reykjavik Dairy

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way” Day 0 (Friday): I slept round Vic’s house. Her dog, Jake managed to barge his way through our suitcase barricade against the door so there was three in the bed by the end of the night. Following 6 hours of sleep, we woke, had breakfast and Vic’s…

Top 5 places to visit in Singapore 

It was my first time visiting Singapore in April 2014 with two of my college friends for 4 days, this was our last stop after travelling around Thailand for 2 weeks and we wanted to squeeze in as much as we could!  We stayed in the Good Wood Park Hotel a 5 star luxury hotel,…