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An Oslo Weekend #1

On Friday morning I was up before dawn and headed in the direction of Stanstead airport for an anniversary trip to Oslo! After an extra hour's sleep on the plane and a little bit on the train between Rygge and Oslo, I was ready to start of the weekend with an afternoon of exploring what this Norwegian country has to offer - and it seems we timed it perfectly with the beautiful autumn colours and ...
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29 of the best things to do in Geneva

Geneva, home to Europe’s largest Alpine Lake, is a smart, cosmopolitan city which is constantly mistaken for being the capital of Switzerland. It’s where the headquarters of the World Trade Organisation, World Health Organisation, International Committee of the Red Cross, the second-largest branches of the United Nations and World Bank are. There are luxury hotels, boutiques, jewellers, restaurants and chocolatiers too. Dive beneath this shiny facade and there’s a fascinating city to explore with neighbourhood ...
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23 of the best things to do in Lyon

Lyon is France’s third largest city, it sits at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers and is well known for its delicious food. In fact, I’d say it’s almost a crime to leave Lyon without having sampled some Lyonnais specialities in a bouchon (the word given to a restaurant that serves Lyonnaise cuisine). There’s so much to see and do in Lyon (oh, and eat!). If you’re planning a trip here then ...
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A guide to Borough Market in London.

If you’ve never been to London before then Borough Market should be on your list of places to visit. It’s a bustling market filled with stalls selling produce from all over the UK and beyond. It’s London’s most well known market and, because of that, it’s also super busy (especially around lunchtime!). However, don’t let that put you off visiting Borough Market. To help you get the most out of your trip, I’ve put together ...
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27 things to do in Grenoble, France

Grenoble, or ‘The Capital of The Alps’ is a town in southeastern France. It’s surrounded by mountains and you’ll see them wherever you are in the city. It’s where I spent my year abroad as a language assistant in primary schools, and it’ll always have a special place in my heart because of that. If you’re planning on visiting Grenoble, whether for skiing, or hiking come summer, then here are some of the best things ...
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Instagramming Venice

Venice, Italy. A city built up of small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Beautiful and interesting. A city that is extremely easy to get lost in, but being lost is more than half the fun... Not having enough room for my camera in my tiny hand luggage allowance, I was left with my phone and instagram. Here's Venice through an instagram lens. During this trip I was in Venice for Regata Storica ...
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Your ultimate guide to Notting Hill Carnival in London

Notting Hill Carnival is crazy. It's a mass of people, bright colours and loud music. And, it's SO much fun! If you've never been to Notting Hill Carnival before it can be a bit daunting. I remember that I'd heard so much about it (both go0d and bad) that I wasn't really sure what to expect. Make sure you're prepared for a day at the Carnival in London with this guide to Notting Hill Carnival. ...
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