12 things to do in Barcelona

Things to do in Barcelona - Casa Mila

Barcelona is a popular tourist destination and for good reason, it’s a great place to visit! There is a host of things to do in Barcelona and you can fill your time there with ease. From museums to walking tours to relaxing, this post looks at 12 things to do in the city. Barcelona has a reputation for its popularity with tourists and whilst that can be controversial it certainly… Read more12 things to do in Barcelona

Italy backpacking itinerary (3 weeks long and adaptable)

Italy backpacking itinerary

Italy is a wonderful country full of culture, history and great food! It is also a remarkably easy country for backpackers to explore, there are plenty of hostels and infrastructure in place to support those journeying around. This Italy backpacking itinerary gives a good introduction to the country for any first time visitor.  This 3 week Italy backpacking itinerary covers some of the major highlights and can be used as the backbone… Read moreItaly backpacking itinerary (3 weeks long and adaptable)

Exploring Stockholm 2018

Stockholm Posing in front of the Royal Palace across the water

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has a wonderful old town, amazing views and plenty of museums to explore. The city is spread across 14 islands which means you are never far from the water, which makes for a pleasant atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful urban areas in Europe, if not the world. Stockholm has always been somewhere I’ve planned to visit, and it did not disappoint. I’d only… Read moreExploring Stockholm 2018

Bulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Sofia Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and has a long history since it was founded by the Thracians as ‘Serdica’. It’s since been controlled by the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and became the capital of the newly liberated Bulgarian Kingdom in 1879. Of course more recently the country was Communist under Soviet influence. Nearby the Rila Monastery and city of Plovdiv offer great day trip options. Now is an interesting time to visit as the… Read moreBulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Southeast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary covers the typical backpacking route of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Myanmar has been added now that the country has started to open up to tourists. There are a few stops in Peninsular Malaysia then Singapore to finish. This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary should take around 6 months to complete if you are travelling at a normal pace. This means where you can spend a few days here… Read moreSoutheast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Photo Highlights – Temples of Angkor

Angkor War

Temples of Angkor Photo Highlights Any trip to Cambodia is not complete without a visit to the amazing site of the Temples of Angkor. Once the capital of the Khmer empire it’s now a vast archaeological zone. The most famous site here is of course Angkor Wat. Other well known sites are Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom which includes the Bayon Temple, but they are only 3  of many to see. I wrote… Read morePhoto Highlights – Temples of Angkor

Solo Travel Advice

Temples of Bagan - Solo Travel Pose!

Solo travel can be a very liberating experience and really help a person discover what they enjoy about living in this world. But solo travel can also cause some interesting reactions from people and often they fall on the negative side. This can be in the form of someone trying to detract you from doing it, being dismissive of you or even your own fears and anxieties putting you off…. Read moreSolo Travel Advice

Photo Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park The Sukhothai Historical Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Thailand is the remains of an ancient city. It was once at the centre of the Kingdom Of Sukhothai, one of the precursors of modern day Thailand. This Kingdom lasted from 1238 until 1438.  After this it gradually merged into the Ayutthayan Empire who had already invaded in 1349 and made the Kingdom its tributary. Consequently the city… Read morePhoto Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park