What came first – our love of lists or Buzzfeed? Who knows? Who cares? Lists are great. So I am going to jump right aboard the listy band wagon with my top 5 cheap things to do in Palermo, Sicily.
Age 19 and about to go away on my own for the first time, I seriously considered taking the complete works of Shakespeare with me.
I was about the start an English degree and thought that reading all of Shakespeare pre-course would be a good use of my gap year. I wanted to look as clever as I felt. Like a real grown up clever person. I was also, it seems, a pretentious twat.
Thankfully I changed my mind and didn’t spend 3 months in South Carolina reading The Tempest.
It’s not a generalisation to say that people who travel also like to eat.
One of the best things about going away is trying new food and learning about the food culture of different countries.
I always find it interesting to find out which dishes people recreate when they return home.
You probably haven’t used soap since 1995 but stick with me. You can pretend I am being ironic and retro if it makes things easier. Soap is a travel essential. Here’s why.