Tags archives: city-travel

Moving abroad during the pandemic: What can you expect?

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In March of this year, I was in New Zealand. I had landed after three months in Australia, ready to commence my working holiday via. Coronavirus was, at the time, a purely European issue - and despite being from the UK, I naively assumed it would never reach the Southern Hemisphere. Since we all lived through it, I’m sure you can guess what happened nex[...]

Why This Carpark is Sydney's Best Kept Secret

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Driving through Alexandria, there’s little to keep your eyes off the road. A blur of brick and mortar speeds by, just another suburb in the city on the sea. However, if you do happen to cast your eyes to your surroundings, you may notice a steady flow of people hanging around one of the central parking lots. There’s little to assume from looking at[...]

Could This Be The Best View in Melbourne?

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Like a gaudy bejewelled crown glittering against the velvet night and shining like freshly polished silverware by day, the Melbourne Star is an iconic treasure within Melbourne’s city skyline. Yes, observation wheels like this can now be found all over the world, but Melbourne’s is quite unique. Perhaps not by design, but most definitely by charac[...]

The 10 Most Surprising Things About My First Trip to China

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China is a bucket list destination, with so much to learn about the country with the largest population and one of the world’s earliest civilisations. During a week spent in two beautiful cities which are close to Shanghai - Suzhou and Nanjing, I learned so much about China! At least, Eastern China. Overall, leave your preconceptions about China at home[...]

Dubai's best hotel (probably)

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Every summer I take my son on a 3-4 week break somewhere we haven't been before and this year our choice fell on Mauritius. The flight there would have us stop over in Dubai and in a an effort to avoid being stuck at Dubai airport over night, I decided to treat him and I to a 3 day stint in Dubai. The decision wasn't easily made, after all it would be full o[...]

15 fun things to do in Bangkok

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I'm pretty sure that every blogpost I ever wrote about Thailand and Bangkok in particular was essentially just one big love fest. It's true that the most popular of destinations in Asia is simply always guaranteed to provide a good time, pretty much regardless of weather, company or budget. It's a bit like a Disneyland for adults with fun people, amazing foo[...]

A weekend in Boston

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Boston is a city of firsts – it’s home to the first public library, the first institution of higher education, the first subway system and the first marathon was run in Boston. It was also in Boston that Alexander Bell invented the first ever telephone. Because of this, the city is steeped in history and has a rich heritage which surpasses that of many o[...]

Falling in Love with Contemporary Saint Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe; just a few hours by plane from many European cities, but underrated and still unknown to many. Russia’s beautiful northern city is home to magnificent palaces, golden rooftops, and an impressive history, but above all, a lively scene of young and thriving creative people. I loved St. Peters[...]

The Travelettes guide to Jordaan, Amsterdam

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Oh Amsterdam, how’d you get so beautiful? I ask myself this every morning. I’ve not always lived inner city, but oh boy, have I ended up in a good one. Just the other day I was walking down the canal side and overheard a man on his phone describing Amsterdam as ‘a mix of Venice and San Francisco’. Now, I’ve been to a lot of cities, but I[...]

5 best places to visit on a day trip from Mexico City

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Mexico City is one of the country’s most vibrant cities. It has it all. History, check. Museums, check. Culture, check. Hipster coffee shops, check. Amazing tacos, check. World class tequila, check. The capital is home to around 9 million people in the city alone. A constantly underestimated tourist spot, travelers have long preferred to visit Me[...]