• Europe,  Slovenia

    Ljubljana – A guide to Slovenia’s fairytale capital

    Imagine you are looking for a beautiful European city break with cobbled streets and lots of cafes. Tree-lined streets and a river flanked by beautifully architectured bridges are overlooked by a fairytale castle sitting high on a hill. Food and drink aren’t too expensive. The city also is uncrowded, spotlessly clean and easy to get around. It exists, and it is Slovenia’s capital. Welcome to Ljubljana. Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means, at no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you make a purchase. A Mini-break in Ljubljana, Slovenia As one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, Ljubljana can easily be…

  • travel,  UK

    Derry Northern Ireland – 10 things to do

    Derry is Northern Ireland’s second largest city and offers a surprising amount of things to do for visitors. Often overlooked by visitors in favour of Belfast or cities in the Republic, Londonderry / Derry’s troubled history may have hampered the city’s tourist industry in past decades. But, Derry has come leaps and bounds in recent years. The city is now  attracting visitors with its varied history and Irish charm. Today you’ll find a thriving cultural city with good food, beer, and friendly locals. If it wasn’t for the fact that I have family in the city, which brings me here at least once a year over the past 10 years, it…

  • Australia,  travel

    Sydney, Australia in 4 Days – the perfect itinerary

    I loved Sydney more than I expected. So much so, that I felt a weird homesickness when returning to the UK. It was something about the lifestyle here. Sydney is a mix of buzzing, cosmopolitan city with the laid back beach vibes you would expect from Australia. Four days in Sydney felt rushed and I could have easily spent a few more exploring its various areas and spending more time relaxing at the beach. But it’s enough time to see the highlights. Here’s how to spend 4 days in Sydney. Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn…

  • Australia,  travel

    48 hours in Brisbane Australia

    Brisbane was a really special place for me to visit. My mom grew up on the outskirts of Brisbane and I was looking forward to finally seeing a place I’d heard about since I was a kid. I decided to spend about 48 hours in Brisbane Australia exploring and visiting with family. I arrived off an 8-hour flight from Singapore, part of which I spent looking at the window as the plane passed over the reddish desert below. After getting my Aussie SIM card, I boarded a train from the airport to Roma Street. Stepping out of the station, the smell of Jacaranda blossoms hung in the balmy air. I…

  • Singapore,  travel

    Singapore Travel Tips For Your First Visit

    Singapore is a breeze to travel to. This beautiful and diverse city is incredibly safe, modern and full of great things to do. After recently spending 24 hours in Singapore, I definitely fell in love with this city. I even spent a little more on my flight to Australia to be able to spend some time here rather than Dubai (also an incredible city, but I’ve seen it before!). And it was worth it. But I also learned a few things by travelling to a new country, picking up some Singapore travel tips along the way. Here’s my Singapore travel tips for your first visit. Tips for travelling around Singapore…