Discovering Greece’s City Breaks in Thessaloniki

48 Hours in Thessaloniki

Why you absolutely should travel to Greece right now! All about my recent Thessaloniki city break, why you should consider a city break to Greece, and why you should visit this country now. A dynamic, off-beat, creative and seriously fun city with a fascinating history…

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Exploring Athens

Exploring Athens

Two and a half thousand years of history, beautiful architecture, awesome street art, and Olympic medal desserts – read the story of my whirlwind weekend love affair with Athens…

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Exploring Brussels

Exploring Brussels

As it turns out, Brussels isn’t just about chocolate and beer. My explorations uncovered fascinating museums, beautiful architecture, incredible views and a little 1930’s glamour…

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Vietnam – First Impressions

Having left the UK a week ago today, I’m feeling a tiny bit ashamed of the lack of Vietnam related blog posts so far. But, I can excuse myself slightly given that we’ve only had about four days actually experiencing the country: our 25 hour flight (which included a lengthy…

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

For more info on what the Inca Jungle Trek actually is, this post on Backpack South America for: What to Expect from the Inca Jungle Trek. There’s also a very handy packing list. After three days of biking, rafting, trekking, zip lining and generally challenging myself at every corner, the day…

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Camel Trek and Camping in Merzouga, Morocco

Large sand dune in the Moroccan Sahara desert

Hassan was an aging berber with a beaming smile under a bushy moustache, a couple of missing teeth and glinting black eyes. We met him at 4am, bleery eyed and blinking in the dim dawn light outside our hotel, and his cheeriness felt like an assult. He showed us how…

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Arriving in Marrakech

Motorbike, Marrakech, Morocco

Pink, dusty, and loud. That’s how I’d summarise Marrakech, a city which bewitched and exasperated me in equal measure. It was beautiful, it was chaotic, it was frequently frustrating… it intoxicated me.  Our arrival in Marrakech was like a beautiful, surreal nightmare. We touched down just after sunset, and immediately…

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