Myanmar is a beautiful country that is developing at a rapid rate and if you are planning to visit I am sure you will want to see quite a few different places. Whether it is the scarce, ancient lands of Bagan, the majestic and jaw dropping Shwedagon Pagoda or the one foot standing fishermen of Inle lake, Myanmar has a whole new world to offer any type of traveller.
I had so many questions around travelling within Myanmar, could we rent a car? Was flying safe? Are the sleeper buses comfortable and scented? Especially since I get motion sickness so easily! Continue reading “Travelling across Myanmar – The do’s, the don’ts and in betweens”
1.More and more foreigners are visiting Myanmar
Firstly, every year more and more tourists decide to travel to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). When we went to Bagan there were a few restaurants fully filled with French and German tourist. With the recent news about the government banning tourist from climbing the temples in Bagan ( just after our visit to Bagan, phew), it just shows how much is going to change as Myanmar becomes a bigger tourist attraction. So book your flight there now before it becomes the next Thailand.
Continue reading “6 reasons you should visit Myanmar this year”
London is known for many things and while there are the glamourous things to see like the Buckingham palace and MI5 building, there is also a more artsy and expressive side of London.
Many know of Shoreditch and Brick lane – home to the hipsters and some great graffiti and artwork.
Continue reading “The Best of London’s Street Art”
Most people associate Oxford with the infamous Oxford University (sorry Mom that I didn’t decide to get my degree here) and of course, Harry Potter. Spending a day in Oxford allows you enough time to walk around the city centre and take in the great architecture. Continue reading “Oxford’s Gem – Pitt Rivers Museum”
There is an isle, kissed by a smiling sea,
Where all sweet confluents meet: a thing of heaven,
A spent aërolite, that well may be
The missing sister of the starry Seven. – Alfred Austin
We spent a full day in Capri, although I regret not spending more time here. I plan to come back to this beautiful island in the summer and explore the blue grotto and sail out to sea.
Continue reading “Capri – Paradise on earth”
Planning your trip to the Amalfi coast can sometimes be quite stressful, especially because you want to see everything! We had 4 days in Italy and wanted to make the most of it by visiting Pompeii, Amalfi coast and Capri. It was very ambitious, but we actually did it and it all went quite smoothly. Surprisingly, most of the buses and trains we planned to get were all on time, despite the notorious stories we heard about punctuality in Italy.
We decided to base ourselves in Sorrento which lay somewhat between all our “must-sees” and if you want to avoid moving from hotel to hotel with your backpacks, I suggest you do the same thing. Continue reading “The best way to explore the Amalfi Coast”
It’s been nearly 15 months since I moved to London and I have had so many ups and downs in this eccentric, beautiful city. The main stress of London is your living situation. Because the demand is so high, many private owners and agencies can get away with so much more than in any other city in the UK and unfortunately, 80% of the time you just have to accept that. The rent (of a room in a house share) costs a fortune with the average being £550-£600 a month in zone 2/3 and £700 in zone 1- obviously depending on the type/age and size of accommodation. Continue reading “Living in London – What to expect, be aware of and tips”
What does Carnival mean to you? If the bright colours, rhythmic beats and the tropical tastes aren’t reason enough to love Carnival then I don’t what is. Ever since I moved to the UK I have gone to Carnival almost every year, whether in Leeds or the iconic notting hill Carnival, hoping that one day I will get to experience the real deal in Rio.
Before the Thomas Cook Airlines event, which was held in Barrio East in Shoreditch, I didn’t know that Tenerife was home to the world’s second largest Carnival after Rio; ” Carnaval Santa Cruz de Tenerife” and the good news is – it is so much nearer to me and my bank won’t hate me for visiting. Continue reading “Thomas Cook Airline’s Carnival Fiesta”
Just to help you (and me) get over the wet and gloomy summer we have been gifted with in the UK, I will reminisce about my short-lived trip to the Bahamas 3 years ago. I told myself I would be back soon to float on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. And now 3 years have flown by and I haven’t come close.
It wasn’t even planned. We were in Miami, partying it up in Play, accidentally walking into the city´s biggest Strip Club – King of Diamonds when we decided to embark on a day trip to the Bahamas with the Ferry from Fort Lauderdale ( FYI – a day trip ended up being more stressful than relaxing so I would recommend spending more time here).
We literally had 4 hours to spend in the Bahamas before having to catch our very bumpy ferry ride back for our last night in Miami – Liv on Sundays. So we made the most of it when we arrived at Freeport Grand ; indulged in Caribbean delights, laid on the white, delicate sand and took a boat trip out into the emerald painted sea.
We even had enough time to make a new friend:
We then got introduced to Ghost – who made an appearance in the Pirates of the Caribbean. This semi-wrecked ship is docked here and is sometimes used as a tourist trap, although it makes for good pictures along the way. It also brought me a little closer to Johnny depp and Orlando!
Whilst I loved my trip to Miami and the Bahamas, it was just not long enough! And while I´m staring out the window watching people run across the street getting soaked, I am pretty damn close to booking a flight back.
Is there such thing as too much sun and beach?
On that note, I hope the rest of your Summer (or Winter) stays sunny. And if not, I hope you booked your next holiday!