Home Blog
Wax Palms Valle de Cocora
The Valle de Cocora hike is one of Colombia’s iconic hiking experiences, a true must when visiting Salento and the Coffee region. The famous wax palms are stunning, and it feels so unreal to walk through the cloud forest. I had seen the pictures and I absolutely wanted to see these amazing palms in real life. The Valle de...
Winkworth Arboretum
On a beautiful Saturday in October, David and I decided to head out to the Surrey countryside and visit Winkworth Arboretum. I had never heard of it before, but a quick search online made me believe it would be a great place to see some amazing autumn colours. David was questioning why we had to drive so far out...
Hiking Scottish hills
It’s the beginning of 2018, and this year's January has been one of reflection for me. As other people have been asking me about my resolutions for the new year, I have started thinking about my life and whether there are things I like to change or improve. One thing that has massively gained importance to me lately is...
Solo travel in Prague
I wrote this on my way back home when my Interrail trip had finished. It was the last leg, a fast train from Germany to the Netherlands, where I would stop at my parents’ house to repack my suitcase and take a coach back to London. This was my first time to experience solo travel and on the way...
Kyoto Garden Holland Park London
Autumn has undoubtedly arrived in London with beautiful scenery throughout the capital. A colourful range of yellows and reds have appeared amongst the greenery in all shades you can possibly imagine. Days become shorter and mornings foggy. Winter will soon be making its appearance. But there is still some time left to enjoy the beauty of autumn in London. So...
Seven Hills view Blue Mosque
Dear reader of my blog, there aren’t a lot of you, so I appreciate you even more for it. Unfortunately, I have to disappoint you a little bit. On my trip to Istanbul I’ve not been a good blogger. When visiting restaurants in Istanbul, the food looked so tasty that I ate it straight away, forgetting to take pictures...
Santa Fe de Antioquia
After visiting Medellín’s Comuna 13 in the morning, it was time to venture out of the city in the afternoon. I completely love being surrounded by historical architecture, so Santa Fé de Antioquia was high on my list and it has not disappointed! Santa Fé de Antioquia is a very charming old looking town. The reason for its historical look...
Austrian mountains
Tomorrow I’m hopping on a train for a three-week interrail trip to Central Europe on my own. I’m planning to visit Munich, Salzburg, Ljubljana, Vienna, Krakow, Prague and Berlin. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. This is going to be my first real solo trip. I’ve taken many flights on my own, spent the occasional day alone...
Sunlit leaves Sunny Journeys
Today we find ourselves exactly in the middle of the year. This isn’t normally anything I pay attention to, but I thought that this year it would be a good opportunity to evaluate my project of New Year’s resolutions. The project hasn’t worked out exactly how I thought it would, but does anything ever? I’m still very happy I...
Big Bazaar Istanbul
During your time in Istanbul, there is one phenomena that I’m pretty sure you’ll be unable to escape: the pushy sales techniques from shopkeepers trying to sell you anything and everything! Carpet anyone?! It all started on the first day of our visit to Istanbul, when we went to the Grand Bazaar to buy a scarf for mosque visits. I...