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May 22, 2015

I lost my luggage again. Thanks Vueling

YOU LOST YOUR LUGGAGE? AGAIN?!    I posted the Facebook update from Rome airport at 2am. When feeling miserable and fishing for sympathy, Facebook is our dear friend. The responses I got from friends were partly sympathetic. Some were in a less generous mode and saying they travelled carry-on only. Then there was my friend […]

December 8, 2014

How I met Gunter, the best taxi driver in Vienna & Austria

  Follow my blog with Bloglovin That’s a picture of me and Gunter at Vienna airport. Who is Gunter? I don’t know his surname or what his favourite colour is but I can tell you this much: he is the nicest, the best taxi driver you will find in Vienna and maybe Austria. I met […]

October 16, 2014

The world is your oyster and Galway is its home

  “You need stamina and a good liver to enjoy all of the events. However for the festival-wise, who know how to pace themselves, it can be done; but, no-where else in the world do you get the unique combination of fun, friendly people, fine food and lively entertainment”. Former Galway Oyster Festival chairperson, John […]

October 8, 2014

Ljubljana: the second coming

  There is so much of the world to see. Only one lifetime to see it all. Yet this summer instead of ticking off places I had long planned to visit, I kept getting drawn back to my old favourite haunts. Ljubljana was somewhere I was long due a revisit. I first went two years […]

September 1, 2014

Jazz. Puglia. You have firmly entered my imagination now.

The bustling food markets of Naples , the fragrant lemon gardens of Sorrento and the ancient cave homes of Matera- these are all places that are a figment of my imagination. I have never been south of Rome in Italy until now. I received an invitation last month to head far south of Rome. To […]

August 18, 2014

The miracle of flying

    Disclaimer: This post comes to you, courtesy of Vueling Airlines, who cancelled my flight not once but twice.   This is a story about me being stuck in Bari Airport for 12 hours. A story about misery: the special misery of a journey that just never ends. It’s also a story about a […]

June 13, 2014

Tomorrow, my blogging life comes full circle

Tomorrow, my blogging life comes full circle. I’ll be going back to Lake District and the YHA Ambleside after a gap of 5 years. My Lake District trip was the first ever professional assignment I undertook in my fledging blogging career. I had been blogging for 6 months. It was my first blog and it […]

April 30, 2014

Why visiting South Africa might be my craziest trip yet

I’ll be the first person to admit that I am not the world’s most adventurous traveller.     I am more a urban creature, city dweller. My comfort zone is the coffee shop. With great free wifi of course and good coffee too. I love my street food. I’ll spend hours on a mission to […]

April 6, 2014

I love travelling everyday of the week except Sunday

I love travelling everyday of the week except Sunday. I am not following that rule today.  I am back on the ‘road.’ I’ve escaped through a hidden portal in time and find myself back in the city I lived in for almost 9 years.  Yet, having been away from Edinburgh for so long, I feel like […]

January 31, 2014

Paris, in 40 photos & 20 songs

Here are 40 pictures I took from my latest jaunt to Paris. Pictures are taken with my humble iPhone 4s. To accompany the pictures I’ve also created a Spotify playlist of 20 songs that have inspired my past and present trips to Paris. Press play. Sit back and enjoy this little November ride through the streets […]