A Guide to Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Berlin

Blog updated: April 2020

Berlin is easily one of my favourite cities in the world. There’s so much good food and so many great and interesting bars. It’s also a good city to be in both if you’re a backpacker on a budget and if you want to treat yourself. I must admit, during my summer in the city, the main thing I did was eat so this guide will mainly focus on that but since many of these places also do good drinks, that really is a win win.  Continue reading “A Guide to Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Berlin”

A Guide to Bucharest’s Museums & Galleries

Bucharest is home to several museums and galleries and, during my six month stay in the city, I made it to five of them. My experience of each was a bit hit and miss and this was often due to the amount of information available in English. Most of the information on display at the Village Museum and the art galleries I frequented was in both Romanian and English but neither the National History Museum nor the Natural History Museum had this level of English translations, making them harder to appreciate. However, each museum and each gallery still contained an array of interesting and different exhibitions.

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A Guide to Berlin’s Christmas Markets

Blog updated: January 2019

As much as I do hate winter, Christmas is probably my favourite time of year. I love the food, I love the festiveness and I love the markets. I first went to actual German markets back in 2004 when I was 13 and I went on a school trip to visit the ones in Aachen and Cologne. They were amazing. They were rustic and festive and I was able to find some lovely gifts, whilst munching away on tasty market sweet treats.

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A Guide to Brunching in London

I don’t think this is a particularly controversial thing for me to say (as I can’t imagine anyone will disagree) but brunch is easily the best meal of the day. Probably because if you’re working a 9-5 then brunch is a meal that is only possible two days a week so it has more of a novelty value. Poached eggs with a runny yolk, pancakes, Eggs Benedict, bacon … these are some of my favourite things. As such, I’ve brunched often since my move to London so I’ve complied a list of where I’ve been. Since I’ve done this alphabetically, I didn’t mean to leave the best until last but that is basically what has happened (although there are some other greats elsewhere on the list as well) – so make sure you make it to the end of this post! Continue reading “A Guide to Brunching in London”

Croatia Part Three: food and drink in Hvar

3 – 6 June 2016

When travelling on a budget and staying in hostels, I always feel like I should be making the most of the kitchen facilities, eating light and pre-drinking in the common areas but now that I am technically growing up (even though my budget might not have expanded as much as I would like – thank you London rental prices), I feel more justified in buying food out as much as possible and checking out the local nightlife. Since Hvar has so many options for both, I racked up quite a decent list during my three day stay.  (If you want to check out what else I got up to in Hvar, where I stayed and how I got around here)
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Croatia Part Two: activities, transport and accommodation in Hvar

3 – 6 June 2016

Before I went to Croatia, I spoke to several friends who had been to get recommendations for where to go and what to do. My holiday buddies did the same thing. Without fail, every person we asked told us to go to Hvar. After I arrived, it took me all of 30 seconds to see why. I spent three nights on the island but I could easily have spent my entire week there. Its pretty, its relaxing and there are loads of good places to eat and drink.  Continue reading “Croatia Part Two: activities, transport and accommodation in Hvar”

Croatia Part One: Dubrovnik

2 – 3 June 2016

My trip to Croatia had an early start: 3.30am to be precise. My flight was at 7am, I had to be a Gatwick at 5am and so I needed to leave the house (having ordered by first ever Uber) at 4am. Ew. Thankfully I was so excited I could just about manage it. My week long trip to Croatia was going to start in Dubronik before taking me onto Hvar and then Split. At the airport, I treated myself to a croissant from Apostrophe – stuffed with ham and cheese. My four travel buddies all went for healthier options but this was a holiday. Our flight was only two and a half hours so it wasn’t long before we touched down, leaving cold England to the brilliant sun of Dubrovnik.  Continue reading “Croatia Part One: Dubrovnik”

A Guide to Street Food in London

I’ve said it before but I will say it again – street food is God’s gift to Londoner’s on a budget. You can have a meal out with friends for less than a tenner and it will be seriously tasty. For some reason that I just cannot fathom, England has a reputation for having awful food. I know I am biased, but I do have the experience to know that this is not the case. Seriously, I’ve eaten out enough to make sure. London’s street food scene is just one example of how wrong this stereotype is. Just look at the pictures.  Continue reading “A Guide to Street Food in London”

Guide To My Singapore Trip

I went to Singapore as part of my Great Big Gap Year Adventure in 2010. After America and Australasia, it was my first ever experience of Asia. I was only there for a couple of days but during this time I stayed with the Gap Year Buddy’s aunt and uncle, who took us out and recommended some sites. At the time, I thought that a couple of days was enough to explore Singapore – a sentiment which I have heard expressed by others – but in hindsight I’m sure there is much that I did not get to discover. This guide, however, tells you what I did get to see.  Continue reading “Guide To My Singapore Trip”