It’s amazing isn’t it how much time we spend thinking about, planning and travelling abroad for holidays and trips. It’s all about where we can get the cheapest flight to or the most exotic beach destination. Last weekend, however, I discovered something so beautiful and the best thing about it was just how close to home it is. I’ve lived in Chiswick, London for over six months now (many more to come hopefully) and much to my flatmate’s dismay, I’m ashamed to say that until this weekend I had not yet made it down to the river at all. The River Thames is right on my doorstep and snakes through the whole city, and I’ve admired it many times – from afar, from the top of the London Eye, from rooftop bars and buildings, from riverside pubs in Richmond, but I’ve never followed its banks to the district I now call home. Well, on Sunday it was a beautiful day: cold, crisp and bright. One of those days where the wind is so bitingly cold …
From Siem Reap, we took a short flight north to Hanoi. The first dramatic change of weather we had experienced – from the 30 degree heat to the cold!
This post is part of my Photography series, showcasing my own snaps of everything from scenery, nature and wildlife to cityscapes, monuments and people – all from my personal travels around the world.
I absolutely love Hong Kong! It was a few years ago now that I visited – as a stopover on the way to Malaysia – and was immediately captured by its beauty, unique culture, cleanliness and efficiency whilst also being a bustling major city of the world.
This post is part of my Quick Guides: City Series, designed as a mini introduction to the destination in question: activities, accommodation, how long to spend there, transport, local food – and whatever else comes to mind!
When we first moved to Melbourne, I was expecting to immediately fall in love with the city. In my head, it would be really easy to find a job and when this didn’t happen straight away, along with a couple of other things, like on our first week here when we got fined twice on the tram, I felt like somehow the city was against me…
Bordeaux is one of my all-time favourite cities and I couldn’t help but fall in love with it!…Although this is slightly biased as it was my hometown for around 4 months during my year abroad.
Siem Reap In comparison to Thailand and Vietnam and a few other countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is tiny! A visit to Cambodia is not complete without seeing the jewel of its kingdom, Angkor Wat.
Bangkok It is one of the most interesting cities I’ve ever visited, but it is also smelly, dirty, loud and hectic, and you’ll probably have had enough of it after a few days of being hounded by street merchants and fighting your way through the crowds on Khao San Road. But Bangkok is definitely a great way to start a trip in Southeast Asia!