Whitstable is a Kentish coastal town only about 1h 20m from London by train (from either St Pancras International or Victoria station). A day trip is more than enough for this small town and I can assure you, you will feel refreshed after walking along the pebbly beaches, enjoying the sea air, eating deliciously fresh seafood and exploring the many independent… Continue reading Day trip to Whitstable, Kent
Paraty is a beautiful and very well preserved colonial town backed by a stunning mountain range on Brazil's Costa Verde. With quaint, cobblestone streets (more like boulders actually!) and white 17th-18th century buildings with colourful windows and doors, it is a photographer's paradise. Paraty got on the map mainly because of the Brazilian Gold Rush… Continue reading Exploring Paraty, Brazil
It is difficult to try and think of adjectives that can really do justice to the Iguazu Falls. It is a spectacular, awe-inspiring sight and all other waterfalls now pale in comparison! It really does live up to its name which means 'big water' in native Guarani Indian language. To put it into perspective, it is… Continue reading Beautiful Iguazu Falls
Santa Marta sits on the Caribbean coast line and serves as a gateway to Colombia’s nicer beaches, mountains (the Sierra Nevada) and national parks. It is a very hectic, urban city and has a rep for being quite run down in places but you'll still find tourists here as they head to explore the surrounding… Continue reading Santa Marta, Colombia – is it worth it?
Getsemani is such a cool part of Cartagena and only a 10 minute walk away from the old town. It is so colourful and full of creativity, mainly displayed through the numerous street murals everywhere you look. Getsemani is vibrant though a little run run down in places but I think this just adds to the… Continue reading Arty vibes in Getsemani, Cartagena
Burano is a bright, cheery and colourful island in the Venice lagoon, renowned for its handmade lace as well as for its picturesque canals and colourful houses. In fact the island takes its colour palette so seriously that locals must apply to the government before they can paint their houses and can only choose from… Continue reading Colourful Burano
Even though I've been to Venice before (previous post), as soon as I reached and heard the gondoliers singing, I couldn't wait to explore the city once again! I've learnt that no matter how many times you come to Venice, it still manages to retain its charm and mystique. And as touristy as Venice can… Continue reading Back to Venice