Tag Archives: Travelling

2017 Year in Review

2017 has been a busy year full of travel and self discovery but sadly very little blogging.  That’s one New Year resolution made… The start of 2017 was marred by sickness and being diagnosed with a fatty liver disease.  Completely reversible but a lifestyle change needed to happen immediately.  I have been sober for 8 […]

36 hours in Venice

My first visit to Venice was way back in 1996 on a orchestra tour of Lake Garda and surroundings.  Since that first visit I had longed to return, finally twenty years later I booked a cheeky weekend before heading off to Slovenia for a weeks adventure.  As I had been before and already ticked off the main sights and […]

Magical Krakow!

I’m so lucky living in the UK that Europe is literally on my doorstep.  Europe is so accessible and fairly cheap to travel so at least once a year I like to do a multi-country trip.  Sometimes the trip means I only spend one or two days in one of the main cities in the country, but as far […]

The wonderful world of hostels

I can guarantee in this day and age where words such as “boutique”, “vintage” and “hipster” are widely used, so has the same been applied to the new range of hostels that have been coming into the market over the past few years. Hostelworld just published this article about 11 boutique hostels that will blow you away! which […]

Myanmar – Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw and Pindaya Caves

Depending on how long you tend to visit Myanmar for, most people will visit Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake – previous post: http://bit.ly/MyanmarPartA.  But I also recommend Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw and Pindaya Caves.  All set in the hills, offering a cooler climate and a slower pace of life. My two weeks itinerary looked like […]

Myanmar – Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

My two week itinerary was quite concise but definitely manageable. Yangon > Bagan > Mandalay > (day trip) Sagaing, Inwa, Amarapura > Pyin Oo Lwin > Mandalay > Kalaw > Pindaya Caves > Inle Lake > Yangon If you prefer to take things at a slower pace then ultimately you will probably find yourself in Yangon, […]

Myanmar, the introduction

Reflection is a great thing.  Writing up a trip after the return, rather than during, can possibly end up with the blog post and memories being more positive, romantic and invigorating after having that time of reflection.  I had planned for the first time to blog from the road.  From the moment I arrived in […]

5 weeks to go……

…… till Burma! Let me take you on a roller coaster of my mind…. First, book the flights months in advance.  Then buy at least ten publications – both fiction and non fiction on the country that I will be visiting. Enthusiastically start reading the first book.  Take six months to read it.  Then have only 5 […]

Paris – Best Bits and then some…

J’adore Paris!  Or is that too much of a cliché?!  Just over two hours journey on the Eurostar from London St Pancras and with tickets as little as £59 (if bought way in advance), Paris should be on everyone’s visited list. It’s on my ‘visited’ list erm, five times.  First time I went on tour with the […]