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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 ...

26 Things to do in Geneva WITHOUT needing a banker’s salary

When I finished up my year of living in Grenoble, my parents and sister came to pick me up and we took the long way home. We travelled from France to Florence, then on to Geneva in Switzerland to stay with family friends. During this short trip, I got to experience some of the best things to do in Geneva. Yes, it's a notoriously expensive city, but it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. ...

23 of the best things to do on a weekend in Lyon, France

When I lived in Grenoble I took a trip out to Lyon a couple of times. These two French cities are pretty close by but Lyon is far more cosmopolitan with more shopping, Michelin star restaurants in Lyon and more. If you're planning a weekend in Lyon or a holiday in Lyon then check out this list of things to see in Lyon for your Lyon itinerary. About Lyon Lyon is France’s third largest city ...

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 for your London trip. Borough Market is 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 and expect crowds at Borough Market on Saturday. There are so many delicious places to eat in Borough ...

27 things to do in Grenoble by a former local!

During my university degree, I spend 8 months living in the town of Grenoble, France. I taught English in three primary schools in the Grenoble suburbs, spent my weekend skiing, mornings exploring and vastly improved my French. If you're planning on visiting Grenoble then check out this list of the best things to do in Grenoble from a former local. About Grenoble Grenoble is a city in France known for its winter sports, hiking, museums, ...

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 ...