Author - Abbi

Reasons to visit Malta and Gozo

Over the years, the islands of Malta and Gozo have increased in popularity as a holiday destination. After my first visit there in October I can see why. Malta is located in central Mediterranean; nestled in between Sicily and the North African coast.  It therefore enjoys quite favourable weather all year around. Add that to the stunning architecture, fascinating...

A visit to the Gingerbread museum, Radovljica Slovenia

I have never heard of Radovljica in Slovenia, let alone could point it out on a map. However, when staying in the area of Jesenice, not far from the tourist destination of Bled in Slovenia, we took a wander there, as recommended by our Air BnB host. The town is compact and quaint, and has a whole host of events including a chocolate festival which happens each April...

Moving your banking with you when going to a new country

Moving to a new country can be an unpleasant process. There are lots of things to organise, and a lot of bureaucratic hurdles to get over. There can be lengthy processes and complications, whether it’s organising visas, paperwork, storage, luggage or importing a car. At the top of the list of annoyances though, can be sorting out your money. Both opening a new bank...

Spotting the Flamingos at Salt Lake, Larnaca, Cyprus

Sometimes visiting a destination in the low season has its advantages. Namely these are less tourists and cheaper accommodation. Visiting Cyprus in the winter time also meant that we could have the opportunity of seeing some Flamingos. The gracious looking pink feathered birds grace the Salt Lake in Larnaca between November and March. Finding them can be somewhat...

Cave Greco: The blue lagoon of Cyprus

Having researched virtually nothing of Cyprus, which was booked as a wedding anniversary getaway where we hoped to chill in the sun, we found out that there were some stunning caves and a blue lagoon area at the Far Eastern tip of the island. Greco National Park covers an area of 385 hectares and is home to a variety of bird life, and forest area. It also has a...

Vietnam Travel 101: How to Get to Halong Bay From Hanoi

How Can I Get There? You can reach Halong bay from Hanoi by flying into the Noi Bai International airport, which is 40km away of Hanoi (Vietnam’s capital city). From there, you will need to transfer to Halong City, and there are multiple ways to do this. You can do this by hiring a private car, bus or minivan, with a driver this is an inexpensive option, and...

A winter weekend in the French Riveria

When France is between 1 and 2 hours away by air, it is entirely possible to explore it over a weekend period. So with a cheap flight, we did just that. Although the weather wasn’t as hot as I was hoping for (16 degrees the high, and quite chilly after sunset), so if you are travelling in the winter months, pack a coat! Where we went Nice You’ll fly to...

For a great day out, look to the National Trust

I used to think that having a National Trust membership, meant that you were either old, boring or a family. However, I have held a National Trust membership for the past two years, and I can now revise my opinions. What is the National Trust and where is it? The National Trust is one of the UK’s largest charties, and was founded in 1895. Its purpose is to...

Things I have learnt travelling with a photographer

Travelling and photography go hand in hand. It is not often these days that I don’t go anywhere without a camera (or my phone). The perks of modern technology eh! Whereas rewind to 1998 when I went on a school trip to London, with a hand written journal and two disposable cameras with 27 shots in each. Not knowing what I had captured until I could have the...

A spa with a view at QC Terme, Chamonix

Hands up who likes a spa? I know I do. Well how about a spa with a view? Before I go on, I’d like to clarify that I am not a seasoned spa goer. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times I have been to a proper day spa. Whilst in Chamonix (France) recently, we stumbled across the QC Terme Spa, which is a newly opened Italian inspired spa. Chamonix is...

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