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5 short adventure films to bring out the adventurer in you

As the year comes to a close I've been thinking about next years adventures. There's some exciting things in the pipelines so far including the possibility of some long-haul travel (if I can save my money!), which I haven't manage this year after my three months in South America last year. Mostly, however, my plans for next year involve being more adventurous. I've become a bit addicted to short adventure films and documentaries recently. Perhaps ...

36 Hours in Norwich

Let’s face it: most of the time we don’t have the time for a lengthy, involved holiday. Yes, those are fun every once in a while (or however frequently your job/finances/life will let you escape!) but what to do in between? Embrace the art of the ‘flash trip’ – day or weekend trips around the country are completely doable, and loads of fun. If you find yourself with 36 hours to spare one weekend, hop ...

Sunday Brunch At The Lido Cafe

I'm becoming quite good at having lazy Sunday mornings. Normally I'd be up at 7 and raring to go. Nowadays you're more likely to find me fast asleep at that time. However, I'm still never going to be one for staying in all day long.e I like getting outside and recently a Sunday morning involves getting up late, wrapping up warm and heading out for a walk in nearby Brockwell Park with a coffee. Last ...

Things you hear in Marrakech’s Jemaa el Fna at night

If you've visited Marrakech you're bound to have spent some time walking around the Jemaa el fna at night and during the day. Jemaa el Fna is Marrakech's main square and is well worth a wonder. If you're looking for some more alternative things to do in Marrakech; look here. When the sun begins to set people from all areas of Marrakech flock to Jemaa el fna. A photo posted by H A N N A ...

Real Indian Cuisine at Bombay Brasserie

During my month in India I quickly learnt that Indian food was the not the same as the Indian food we eat in England. Not even close. Curry is very rarely used to describe Indian dishes, with many named according to their ingredients or the region they’re from. Butter chicken and kormas? Yeah, they’re not Indian either. Nor is the ‘famous’ Vindaloo. Indian’s don’t do spicy in the same we we do and that’s for the ...

Savouring My Favourite Travel Moments (& Something To Help You Do The Same!)

You're fresh back from your holiday; sand still in your shoes, bus tickets in your pockets, and a new stamp in your passport. Your camera is full of photos and there's probably another full SD card lying at the bottom of a bag too. You might eventualy get around to uploading those photos to your computer (if you're a blogger you'll probably do it pretty sharpish!), but then what do you do with them? Do ...

The Alternative Guide To A Weekend In Marrakech

Marrakech is a popular long weekend destination for us Brits. Forget Paris, spending a weekend in Marrakech is what's always a good idea. There's an abundance of cheap flights and it only takes three hours of being at 35,000 ft to arrive somewhere that feels a million miles away from home. I spent the entire duration of the transfer from the airport to our Riad in Marrakech with my eyes wide open. The things I ...

Adventures in Moroccan Cuisine

We wound our way through the narrow roads of Marrakech's souks. Mopeds, scooters, bicycles and people rushed past us whilst sellers try to coax us to their stalls selling everything from lamps to tortoises and spices to hand-woven rugs. Karima, our local chef for the morning, led us to one of the many food markets tucked away within in the maze that is the souks. An area I would've never found myself, our market for ...

The Gateway to the Sahara

Take a bus five hours south of Marrakech and you’ll find yourself in Ouarzazate; the gateway city to the Sahara. Historically used as a small crossing point for African traders on their way to northern morocco and Europe, Ouarzazate is now a popular stopping off point for travellers heading to the Sahara desert to ride camels and sleep under the stars. Ouarzazate is commonly known as the door of the desert and sits at an ...

Airbnb for Adventurers

As much as I love stylish hotels my love for Airbnb has no limits. Back in early 2014 I was pretty sceptical. I remember reading one horror story about it and that was enough to put me off. However, when I spent the best part of a month in Brazil last year during the World Cup the only places we could afford were on Airbnb. We booked a room in a house in Rio and ...