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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How To Be More Than A Tourist

This is a post I've been meaning to do for a while. To me there is a definite difference between being a tourist and a traveller, and I much prefer the latter. Of course there's advantages to being a tourist, which I associate more with a relaxing holiday, but travelling to me means learning and discovering more about the place you're in. Travelling can teach you loads and you can discover things you never knew ...

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 ...

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. ...

Cairns – Ticking Off The Bucket List

For as long as I can remember I've wanted to scuba dive, the dream was to do it in the Great Barrier Reef. I remember looking into getting my PADI accreditation at a local centre but for one reason or another it never happened. On booking my trip to Australia learning to scuba dive was an absolute must. After our journey up the coast our underwater was about to begin as we got to Cairns ...

Exploring the Australian Outback

After exploring the cities of Sydney and Brisbane, and the beautiful Fraser Island and Whitsunday islands it would be all change as we made our journey into the outback. Having mistakenly watched the film Wolf Creek (I'm really not one for a scary/gory film), the idea of the outback scared me a little bit. If you're planning a trip to the outback any time soon I strongly suggest not watching this film! Fortunately, our journey ...

Sydney, Australia

Given that my life this week involves working two jobs and 12 hour shifts I haven't the chance to fill my life with interesting adventures to share with you. So this week my blog is dedicated to posts on a month spent in Australia. I hope you enjoy - and as always I'd love to read your comments! My decision to go to Australia with a friend from university was made after a drunken conversation ...