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Month: January 2019

5 Things… Europe Is Best At

5 Things… Europe Is Best At

From amazing cathedrals to stunning beaches, thrilling nightlife and mountains peaks straight out of the national geographic, here are the 5 things that Europe is best at. 1. History Yes, there’s wonderful history across the whole world, except for probably Canada. Some of my family members are older than that place, but for their sheer number, diversity and ease of access, Europe has to win this one. You can spend the morning having coffee in the shadows of the Eiffel…

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First Impressions of Taiwan

First Impressions of Taiwan

My first impressions of Taiwan. Touchdown, the screeching thud of wheels smashing back into the earth, and an overwhelming sense of relief were my first sessions on my arrival in Taiwan. Having survived yet another AirAsia jaunt. That and the insatiable heat that made Kuala Lumpur seem like a frosty morning in March. Passing through the easy passport control and buying myself an unlimited SIM data card, Taiwan has ridiculously fast mobile internet, I found myself rather overdressed and dumped…

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5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

When you ask a youngish adult where they want to go travelling too, frequently South East Asia springs forth from their lips, whether it’s the temples of Siem Reap or the islands of Thailand. It doesn’t matter if you are from Europe, Australia or America, Asia seems to be first on the list. Here though, with a bit of help from age-old colonist, I’ll try and put a definitive answer on why so many young folks head out east. 1….

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My Baltic Adventure – Part 8 – Ending in Užupis

My Baltic Adventure – Part 8 – Ending in Užupis

So, here it is, the one you have all been waiting for with bated breath, the final part of my trip through the Baltics, welcome to Lithuania and of course Užupis. Unlike all the disaster that had befuddled me, my arrival in Lithuania was a positive breeze, the hotel receptionist was kind, sweet, and positively human. Instead of the hotel being across a deserted drug-ridden car park, it was on the side of a quiet road with a little laundrette…

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