Author - Abbi

Where did my 20s go, and where I’m I going for my 30th?

This year, I will turn 30. Turning 30 is a milestone often celebrated with lavish parties and with a large gathering of friends. For some, it is a milestone that they’d rather not reach. It can suddenly make you feel old, and reevaluate your life.  Being in your 20s is exciting. You feel youthful, vibrant and that you can achieve anything. However, you can also...

A view from the Shard, London

I love visiting London; there is always so much to see and do. However, sometimes it can get a little chaotic down on the streets, which is why you should get yourself up to the viewing platform of the Shard, which is incidentally the tallest building and viewing platform in London; so you know you’ll get the best views. Prior to leaving England, I watched in...

Flying into the Park Inn by Radisson, Amsterdam Airport

The alarm goes off at 5am, and bleary eyed you hit the snooze button, thinking that it can’t quite be time to get up. Early morning flights are often the cheapest, and can be better, as you’ll get to spend a full first day at your destination. However, it’s the getting up, and trekking to the airport that is no fun, unless of course you are at an airport hotel...

On the edge of three countries at Marco das Três Fronteiras, Argentina

There is something rather exciting about getting to cross a land border on foot; it feels like a massive step to take from one country to another, were in reality it is really not. When visiting the Iguacu Falls in Brazil lately, I got the chance to stand in one country, and peer out to two other countries. The three border landmark, as it is unofficially known as...

Chasing waterfalls at the Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Louis Armstrong famously sung a song entitled, ‘What a Wonderful World’  and it is just that, isn’t it? After all, there are several lists which state all the wonders of the World (and we all love a good list, don’t we?) There used to be just one list of wonders of the World. However, this list has evolved somewhat, and now there are several...

Sleeping in a shipping container in Brazil: Tetris Container Hostel

As I woke, it was virtually silent, it was warm, and I had slept incredibly well, for the first time since I had landed in Brazil. The walls were metal, and various pipes ran along the roof. I had just woken up in a shipping container! Now before you think that I had done something dodgy, or had tried to smuggle myself across some precarious land border. I...

The Brazilian BBQ experience in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Have you ever been to a restaurant and eaten a meal, that you were not sure what you were actually eating? This doesn’t often happen does it? In most places, you’ll get a menu, choose something that sounds nice, and it’ll be served to you. When travelling in countries were English is not the primary language, this can be a little challenging. In the...

Exploring the street art of Vila Madalena, São Paulo

The hipster movement is literally taking over the World. It is a contemporary subculture that is continually evolving. It may be slightly different in various parts of the World, but is generally associated with the arty, and trendy types. If you live in London, Shoreditch is were you’ll gravitate to as a hipster, and for New York, it is all about Williamsburg...

Walking the largest city in South America: Sao Paulo Free Walking Tour

When you think about large cities, places like New York, or London will often come to mind. However, these are not the most populated cities in the World (though they nearly are in their respective continents). When planning my trip to Brazil, a lot of people warned me away from Sao Paulo. ‘It is a bit of a beast’ they said. ‘Full of skyscrapers and...

Get out of London: 5 trips away from the Capital

Let me start off by saying that I love London. It is diverse, and vibrant and has plenty to see, great places to eat and stay. However, there are times when I question myself, when I’ve wandered into the capital, why I am there – when I am being trodden on by several tourists, who are shoving their selfie sticks in my face, or just being trampled upon by...

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