Visiting Indonesia’s Komodo Island and seeing Komodo dragons in their natural habitat is on many a traveller’s bucket list. However, getting there on a budget isn’t exactly a quick and easy trip. We took a four day boat journey from Lombok to Flores, which resulted in an almost shipwreck and a few disasters before we finally made it to Komodo Island.
Agra is all about the Taj Mahal. Perhaps India’s most famous landmark, it draws people from around the world to witness the beauty and the detailed design of a tomb built for Shah Jahan’s favourite wife.
While many come to Agra just to see the Taj Mahal, it’s lesser known mini-me, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is definitely worth seeing. Continue Reading
For many travellers, visiting Komodo Island is a must-do when in Indonesia. However, getting there on a budget isn’t exactly a quick and easy trip. We took a four day boat journey from Lombok to Flores, which resulted in an almost shipwreck and a few disasters before we finally made it to Komodo Island. Continue Reading
Before visiting Morocco, we were excited to stay in a riad. Moroccan riads are old family homes that now house tourists in beautiful settings and offer a guesthouse-like atmosphere.
We didn’t know just how beautiful and reasonable these riads would be, until we arrived in Marrakech. Continue Reading
That’s the sound of travel satisfaction, and that’s exactly how I’m feeling after my trip to Morocco. Sa-tis-fied.
When you’re travelling, you will come across some memorable toilet situations. From holes in the ground to no toilets at all, peeing on the road can be a challenge.
If you are travelling around Asia, Africa and the Middle East you’re likely going to have to use a squat toilet. While some of these toilets are less than ideal places to pee, once you master a few key tips, you’ll be able to relieve yourself where ever you need. Continue Reading
The journey to Phnom Penh was long and uncomfortable, as many a journey in South East Asia can be. A boat, a tuk-tuk, a minibus and a coach brought us from Laos’ 4000 Islands to the Cambodian border where we were herded into the harsh sunlight and sticky, heavy heat. Continue Reading
Last weekend I was lucky to attend a wedding in Nerja, Spain.
Nerja is located on the eastern part of Malaga’s Costa del Sol. Nerja and nearby Frigiliana are so beautiful and relaxing, and the ideal locations for a wedding! Continue Reading
While traveling is just the greatest, the reality is that it often must come to an end. Before you know it, you’ve swapped your flip flops for boots, your Kingfisher for an over-priced pint, and sunshine for rain (at least in Ireland!)
Coming back from traveling can be tough, let’s be honest. When I returned to Ireland after years abroad, it was challenging. I’m not going to lie, at times it was really, really hard. Continue Reading
After days spent wandering around idyllic Ubud, eating so much great food, playing with monkeys and doing a lot of walking, we were ready to see more of Bali.
With little time to spare, we opted for a full day tour that brought us to visit some temples, to see Mount and lake Batur and with a visit to a Bali coffee plantation thrown in.
This week, I’m excited to share this guest post, ‘The Insider’s Guide to Beijing’ from Jess Signet of Tripelio. Jess is a travel blogger who lived in China for nine months, so who better than to give us the inside scoop on Beijing?