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Best of Central America: 4. Honduras

For me, Honduras was the country I was a little anxious about visiting for a few reasons. But this tour gave me the perfect opportunity to get a feel for the country. We spent a short 48 hours here and I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely it was! Hondurans call themselves Cataracha – not quite […]

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Best of Central America: 3. El Salvador

El Salvador (which literally translates as The Saviour) is the smallest of the Central America countries. As you probably guessed from my first posts of the series, it was also previously part of the Republic of Central America. It was interesting to move through here as security was visible outside most shops and in the […]

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Best of Central America: 2. Nicaragua

After literally living the pure life in Costa Rica, I was excited for the next 7 days in country number 2. Nicaragua has an interesting history…particularly the fact that it has gained independence three times (first from the Spanish, then the Mexicans and finally from the Republic of Central America). Although Pura Vida wasn’t a […]

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Best of Central America: 1. Costa Rica

Costa Rica was our first destination in the Central America tour. It was one of 5 countries in the Federal Republic of Central America – whose independence occurred on September 15th 1821. Historically, it has been a pretty peaceful country, having only had one 44 day civil war which ended in 1948 and resulted in the […]

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Slovenia

Europe is always a good idea in the summer…and Eastern Europe is an even better one! I visited the lovely country of Slovenia in August 2017 with one of my friends and I guarantee you that by the end of this post, you’ll be ready to book your flights! We flew with EasyJet from London Gatwick […]

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Peru

I visited Peru in May ‘17 with one of my friends for a busy 10 day trip including travel time! Considering that the quickest journey from London to Lima was a whole 12 hours, we had a lot of planning and prioritising to do! Luckily May is outside of the peak season so we didn’t […]

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Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is one of my favourite festivals. I love the intricate designs, beautiful red lanterns, traditional clothing and excellent food. It usually occurs between late Jan to Mid February, on different dates each year due to the lunisolar cycles. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Dogs are a (hu)man’s best friend and very […]

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Marrakech

Marrakech was my second visit to Africa (after Accra). Morocco is becoming more of a tourist hotspot year after year but they still maintain their traditions and Islamic culture. I did a lot of reading before I visited to make sure we were well prepared for the experience. Few tips: 1. If you know any Arabic […]

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Copenhagen

Hygge is the Danish concept of being cozy and is all the rage during wintertime. My first trip to Scandinavia was during a bitter cold February 2017. It had snowed heavily in the days before we arrived so the city looked gorgeous but also dangerously icy in some parts . Luckily I had come prepared in […]

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Weekend in Paris

Paris is always a good idea. It’s the city of love and probably has the one of highest proposal rates in the world! It’s London’s well dressed, cool and cultural neighbour. I first visited aged 13 on a school trip to Disneyland which was great. But my most recent trip was during November ‘16 for a brief […]

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