Barter Books – a magical destination for book lovers

Barter Books is a charming (quite huge!) second hand bookshop in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. It’s unique in that it is situated inside a disused railway station - complete with original fixtures and fittings that look wonderfully old fashioned and retro while surrounded by shelves upon shelves of pre-loved books.  Thanks to Lauren & Luke Gibson… Continue reading Barter Books – a magical destination for book lovers

Culture & Chocolate Cake In Berlin

For years, I’ve wanted to visit Berlin. From its turbulent history, to its grungy modernity, this city seemed like a must-see place on my bucket list.

Escape to Terrasini

Terrasini: small town by the sea. If you’ve ever needed an escape, an idyllic getaway or a break from the city rat-race, this is the place for you. Terrasini is a beautiful fishing town on the north-west coast of Sicily, just under an hour away from Palermo. It’s a place where Italian laisse-faire meets tourist… Continue reading Escape to Terrasini

Top places to eat & drink in Dubrovnik

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I spent a glorious seven days in Croatia. Having never been to Dubrovnik old town (or anywhere else in Croatia for that matter!) I was not expecting to see such beautiful, old architecture and marble cobbled streets. It felt like being transported to a medieval world, untouched by… Continue reading Top places to eat & drink in Dubrovnik

The Palmy Hotel

Before we left for Vietnam we had only organised three vital details of the trip: our return flights, our first hostel, and “The Palmy Hotel and Spa”. For our final night in Hanoi (before a 15 hour flight home with a 10 hour wait in the airport!) we decided to treat ourselves by staying in… Continue reading The Palmy Hotel

East Asian Utopia

Firstly, a note to say that we stopped in Hanoi in order to get the boat to Halong Bay. This stop off was somewhat plagued with sickness, torrential rain and accommodation frustration. Nevertheless, it was a means to the most beautiful end…Halong Bay. We signed up to an overnight cruise with our Hanoi hostel, Backpackers,… Continue reading East Asian Utopia

Conquering fears in Phong Nha

Ok, I know I said Hoi An was probably my favourite place (and I stand by this!) but Phong Nha was by far my favourite experience. Phong Nha national park is a beautiful area of stunning caves and breath-taking mountainous regions. We stayed at a fantastic hostel called Easy Tiger (well, to be honest, we… Continue reading Conquering fears in Phong Nha