Visiting Angkor Archaeological Park I first came to Siem Reap in October 2014 as my first big solo trip to visit the temples of Angkor. I have such strong memories of that trip, the unique smoky smell that lingers everywhere, the ruined temples half-consumed by jungle and the kind and helpful people I met. As … Continue reading The Temples of Angkor Wat
Two week itinerary for Sicily Why go to Sicily? Sicily is a massively underrated travel destination. It’s home to the greatest population of extant Greek temples outside of Greece, the food is great, the countryside and coastline are beautiful, not to mention the pristine islands dotted around. Sicily's historical importance has left it a patchwork … Continue reading Two weeks in Sicily
If you work in the City and struggle to get away from your desk, why not make a plan to take a proper lunch break a few times a week and get out and about to see some of these places?
Hidden gems in Rome to avoid the crowds So many people travel to Rome and never scratch the surface of what’s on offer. It’s understandable; few cities have so many iconic and historically important sites littering the streets in the same way as Rome. Part of the joy of Rome is that you can’t move … Continue reading Underrated Rome
A luxury weekend in Istanbul I first went to Istanbul back in October 2014 for a dedicated 5 days of sightseeing, which I absolutely recommend due to its fabulously rich history and beautiful art (you can see my full itinerary here). But this post is about spending a more relaxed weekend in Istanbul with some … Continue reading Luxury long weekend in Istanbul
In March 2015 I jetted off to Barcelona for a packed weekend of sightseeing with a friend. We managed to do the whole trip in a weekend, leaving after work on Friday and returning Sunday evening. While I would have loved to spend more time there, sometimes it’s nice to travel in short sharp bursts … Continue reading A weekend in Barcelona – 2 day itineray