I am aware that yesterday marked the first day of autumn. I am also aware that temperatures in Seville today are just about the same as they were during my visit to Eastbourne this summer. Sunny days, cooler nights, blue skies and inviting temperatures that make you want to spend your time outside. Perfect! … More Sussex summer, Seville autumn.
Rural France is charming, there is no other way to describe it. … More St. Fraimbault: a flowery village in France
Four great reasons to stay at a hostel … More The perks of staying at a hostel
Morning in Sintra Sintra. We’d heard all about Sintra. We’d planned a visit. In fact, we even took the 40 minute train ride out there from Lisbon. Everyone had promised it was a magical, fairytale kind of village, full of palaces and castles and wonders worth visiting. And I’m sure they weren’t wrong. However, we … More Visiting Lisbon. Part 3
We wandered through the colourful neighbourhoods of Lisbon. Alfama, Chiado, Barrio Alto, Mouraria, Baixa… Every corner held a surprise, every turn opening out to another spot that would make us stare in wonder. … More Visiting Lisbon. Part 2
It’s hard to think about Lisbon’s sunny plazas, its bright yellow trams, the cobbled streets, delicious cuisine, the friendly people, and not want to return. … More Visiting Lisbon. Part 1
At least once in a lifetime you should just go for it and travel solo. Córdoba was the perfect destination. … More Solo trip to Córdoba in January
I’d begun the year with adventure on my heart and I wanted more of it. … More Mountains and hills. Gaining perspective for another year.
One thing I remember from trips to the UK when I was younger is looking down from the aeroplane to the land below and seeing the stark contrast of colours between my host country and my passport country. … More If England were a colour…
I couldn’t remember a time I’d been on deck and not worn an extra layer. Today, however, it was a joy to stand outside, waving goodbye to France and the fishermen on the dock. The sun shone brightly, the sky was pure blue and a warm breeze caressed the loose strands of hair that kept … More Calm seas, choppy waters