After finding out that I could buy 14 bottles of lush French red wine for under £20, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the country that little bit more… I do love a bargain… And I good like a good vino…win win!!
When you don’t speak the language that the menu is written in it’s nothing unusual to just point at a random dish and hope for the best. Lesson learnt, I now know that I am not a fan of raw minced beef, known locally as tartare de boeuf…. Better luck next time!
Guest post: Georgia Evans, age 11 PGL (Parents Get Lost) is an activity centre for kids. A couple of weeks ago I went to the one in Lincolnshire with the school for 5 days. And it was a very fun week! My mum was surprised to pick me up from the trip carrying a bag […]
Just as my ears began to pop from racing up 70 floors in the lift of the tallest hotel in Tokyo, I spotted this earthquake survival pack in the corner. Great to be prepared but if I wasn’t on edge before, I certainly was after seeing that!
When many think of Thailand they think of Thai brides, ping pong shows and Lady Boys. However, there is so much more to the country than this! I once watched a documentary explaining how sex tourism is such a big money maker for Thai’s that many families living in rural areas will send their women […]
Since returning from my trip to the Gambia a few weeks ago I have done some research into the country, the people, and the way of life. There are a couple of reasons I came across the information that I am about to share with you. Firstly, a ‘friend’ I made out there became a […]
When I found out I was going to be visiting Tokyo the first thing that came to mind were the images I had seen of the zebra crossings there. To many, being excited about seeing a zebra crossing may seem rather dull. But these aren’t just any zebra crossings, their crazily hectic zebra crossings like […]
The Giraffe Centre in Nairobi offers a unique opportunity in that they situate you on a platform level with the giraffe’s heads, allowing you to closely observe and feed them! Giraffes are generally quite timid animals, but when food is involved, these giraffes were there in a shot! As I walked into the centre I […]
The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi, is a wonderfully insightful place. Whilst visiting I had lots of fun, however I also experienced great sadness. I will explain. Fun When entering the orphanage you are greeted by the many warm, welcoming faces of the staff, they are happy to help and are clearly very enthusiastic about […]
Have you ever eaten something abroad that you have had a thousand times before back home and thought there is something different about this? My traveling taste buds have taught me that this is often the case. There are varying examples of this, some with reasons for their differing taste, and others perhaps not. Here […]