Lustful Lisbon

I kicked off the year with a short trip to Lisbon. Its a great city, with loads of personality. I stayed in Baxia/Rossio, the centre, its great super central, lots to do, and easy to get to everything. From the airpor, I took a taxi to Baxia, it cost me 11 euros one way. The…

Crazy Copenhagen

I went to Copenhagen in October. Be warned: the Danish have a lot to splurge on so take some cash with you for extras that you don’t normally budget for. My notes: Put a few hours aside to browse the awesome boutiques – I did this for an entire day… Indulge in the Danish pastries,…

Nice Nice

I spent a long weekend in Nice, France this August. The sheer beauty of this city is astonishing. It has everything from beautiful buildings to a gorgeous coastline. I could really spend a whole summer here soaking up the sun, swimming, eating and shopping. My notes: – Definitely go in summer… but be warned all…

Hitting the underground, the London underground

I’ve been absolutely dying to go to London since my early teens. It took me longer than anticipated, but I got there, and it was amazing. I love this city, I could very easily live there. My notes: – Catch the Hop on, Hop off bus, its very helpful to get a good bearing of…

Celebrating Easter Swiss style

For Easter I decided to visit some friends in Zurich. Unfortunately the weather was bad, rain, lots of low hanging clouds, so I didn’t get to see all the great mountain surrounding views that I had heard so much about. Also a key thing to take note of is that they are Catholic there so…

Head First Down the Slopes of Innsbruck, Austria

In March, I decided to give skiing a try… so Innsbruck was the battleground. I have heard horror stories about first time skiing trips… but I can say that I survived but not without my fair share of tears, bumps and bruises. Innsbruck is a lovely little city, both to look at and to shop.┬áThe…

Snowy Stockholm, Sweden

I loved Stockholm, even though I went at the coldest time of the year, January… The whole weekend I was there, I think it hovered in the -10C, total madness. This city is amazing and so beautiful. I stayed in the Old Town which has beautiful little streets and shops that you can get lost…

48 hours in Istanbul, Turkey

I spent 48 hours in Istanbul during a work trip. It is a vibrant city, loads of colours, noise and craziness. I stayed in Ortakoy, it’s a lovely area near the Bosphorus. On the weekend, during the day it’s lively with markets and at night its the same. Two things to keep in mind, firstly…

Surreal Santorini, Greece

The definition of heaven on earth is Santorini… This is where I want to retire. If you are single, in a relationship, married, widowed you will find peace and happiness in this place. I went the end of september and the weather was still so amazing. Everyday sun, no clouds, no rain. Happiness lives everywhere…

Blinded by beauty, Barcelona, Spain

In april 2012, i headed to barcelona. It was warmish and the sun was shining, but definitely wasn’t sun bathing weather. I loved Barcelona, it encompasses everything I love, good food, good drinks, sun and beach. I stayed in La Barceloneta, which is a local neighbourhood right on the beach in the heart of Barcelona…

Mussles in Bruxelles, Belgium

I hit 2012 off with a trip to Brussels, in Belgium… I am a fan of mussels so I was excited to see what all the hype was about. The biggest thing I remember around the trip is the warnings of muggings and pick pocketing. In the weeks leading up to my departure, everyone was…

A weekend in Prague, Czech Republic

I hit prague in October 2011. It is a really pretty city, especially the old town. I was there for a weekend and it was sufficient. The locals are a bit rude, especially the taxi drivers, however I don’t think its rude I think they are intimidated by the language barrier, the english fluency is…