Here are three reasons why clearing the clutter help you travel.
This week I’ve been delving into the exciting world of podcasts. Here’s my first effort (recorded under a duvet)!
I’m having a bit of trouble embedding it into this post so here’s the link. Enjoy.
I moved to Warsaw in 2006 and lived in a furnished flat in the Wola district. Like most of Warsaw the buildings were modern but the neighbourhood had reputation for being the place where old people lived. It was quiet and suburban despite being close to centre. The small communal outdoor spaces were full of old ladies in mohair berets letting their sausage dogs shit by scrubby bushes.
What’s Eastern Europe’s best kept secret / hidden gem / next big thing (or whatever travel cliché you prefer)?
If those ‘places you must visit in 2017’ articles are to be believed it’s Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. Continue reading
St Naum is an easy day trip from Ohrid. Here’s how to make the most of it. Continue reading
I’m the girl who went to Kosovo to visit a library.
The Met Office is forecasting chilly weather in the UK this week. Or, as the Guardian subs nicely put it, expect temperatures colder than Kiev.
After spending 2 winters Moscow – a properly cold place – I feel qualified to dish out some advice on how to keep warm when the temperature drops.
January 2016 is over and everyone seems very pleased to see the back of it. Most of us were skint, people were making half-arsed attempts not to drink (well done if you completed dry January) and the weather in the UK was predictably rotten.
But despite all the gloom and self-imposed misery, there were some inspirational travel stories.
Read on for the highlights. Continue reading
Inspired by the #take12trips challenge that has been popular with travel bloggers for the last couple of years, I have put together my own set of 12 travel resolutions for 2016.
For me #take12trips is too broad (I’m in an inspiration rut) so I focused on experiences rather than destinations.
In 2016, I want to:
- Take an internet-free trip
- Take a trip without a camera
- Sleep under the stars
- Go to a festival
- Take a trip alone
- Take a trip with a family member
- Explore my hometown like a tourist
- Visit somewhere new in the UK
- Visit somewhere new abroad
- Revisit somewhere
- Travel with hand luggage only
- Go on a super budget trip (£50 a day for everything)
So although I don’t have any definite plans for 2016, this list should get me going!
What have you got planned this year? Are you taking the #take12trips challenge?