Dutch scoot boogie: Kicking off in Fryslân

Ah the Netherlands. Mecca for cyclists and public health professionals who dream of a utopic world where bikes reign supreme, where infrastructure exists to support two-wheeled travel, and everyone frolics happily. When my sister and I decided to visit the Netherlands, rather than take the bikes we love (and that are very suited for a … More Dutch scoot boogie: Kicking off in Fryslân

Bucharest

We ended our Romanian adventure in Bucharest, and as learning nerds, we did multiple walking tours. Communist dictatorship in Romania The first was a tour highlighting the history of communism in Romania. I had not known much about communism in Romania or the years of dictatorship under Nicolae Ceaușescu, so this was a very interesting … More Bucharest

Christmas Prince 4: Romanian adventures with Jen & Lisa

After two years of stasis and stagnation, having the chance to travel again is such a treat. As Covid cases fluctuate and restrictions ebb and flow, booking a flight to Romania seemed a little risky, but the hopeful expectation of travel was well worth the price of a Wizz air flight. And then my bestie … More Christmas Prince 4: Romanian adventures with Jen & Lisa

Old things in a beautiful place: Paphos, Cyprus

After a very low-key rainy Christmas season in London hiding from Omicron and hanging with Carrot on the couch, I needed to get away! Anywhere! My priorities were to find an excellent wifi connection in a place that might have a glimmer of sun without breaking the bank. Paphos, Cyprus emerged as the perfect destination. … More Old things in a beautiful place: Paphos, Cyprus

Drinking water woes: A classic travel conundrum

Staying hydrated while travelling is a constant battle, particularly when you are not sure of the local water quality. The oft-mentioned rule of thumb is that you can drink the tap water in “developed” countries, but not in “developing” countries, however, there are many regions where it is still not a good idea to drink … More Drinking water woes: A classic travel conundrum

Wandering through the wilderness: Petra through the back

After spending a glorious evening at the Little Petra Bedouin Camp, we headed back to Petra, this time through the “back” way, following our new guide, Moh. While I was mesmerised by Petra, when we had explored the previous day, I was completely captivated by our hike through the desert and rocks to get to … More Wandering through the wilderness: Petra through the back