Cyprus

We visited Cyprus over Thanksgiving this year as I had 4 days off in a row (which is something that rarely happens now!). We flew Aegean Airlines from Heathrow to Larnaca with a total of 4.5 hours total flying time. Before going, I had little knowledge of the country other than the short National Geographic…

Cornwall, England

I finally had a chance to visit my friend in Cornwall this April. Although it was only a few days, it was well worth the 5+ hour train journey from London, Paddington to the Southwest most corner of England. Known for it’s fishing villages in close proximity to each other with picturesque views from all angles,…

Versailles

I had been wanting to go to Versailles and Giverny ever since my first trip to Paris in 2010. That combined with my recent novel of choice – Marie Antoinette’s biography, made the trip a must as soon as possible. In April we decided to do a weekend trip and because we were only there for a weekend, we decided to…

Stockholm in 48 Hours

Stockholm was super hip, sleek, and designer at every turn and in the slightest details. And yet there was no sense of arrogance or superiority that usually comes with the words associated above. We did a weekend trip to Stockholm since I wanted to use up my miles on BA and did a fancy upgrade…

Easter Roadtrip through Andalusia

Over Easter we did a 10 day road trip to the Spanish region of Andalusia. The architecture was beautiful and the tapas were varied and delicious. The region is one I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, I had bought the lonely planet book years ago to start dreaming and planning so was…

Malta

Malta was a country I thought I wouldn’t get to for a long time and somewhere I honestly didn’t know much about until I met some Maltese friends in London. It’s one of those places on the map that you need to zoom into to find much like Singapore. We had heard amazing things about…

Valencia

Ah I love Spain. I’ve only been to Madrid and Barcelona so far so wanted to explore more of the country. On a weekend trip we went to Valencia for some sun, sand and sangria! The proximity to the beach, delicious local paella and charming main town made this the perfect getaway. Although it is the third largest…

Roadtripping through the Baltics; Estonia and Latvia

One day I was flipping through my Eastern Europe Lonely Planet book and realized I had done most of the more known destinations like Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland even Croatia. So I started reading about Estonia and subsequently Latvia and Lithuania. I was hooked and started researching more. Buses and trains seemed to take a lot of time and…

Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the most laid back capitals I’ve visited. It actually felt more like a smaller city than the capital of a country which was a nice surprise. I actually expected it to be a lot like Spain but in reality it was very different. From trying the pastel de natas (Portuguese custard…

Iceland

Iceland was cold. And expensive. But still totally worth it. We had found a good hotel (£88 for 3 days / 4 nights!) and flight deal and since Reykjavik is only 3 hours from London we thought it would be a good opportunity to check out another place. Plus we reallyyyyy wanted to see the…

Christmas Markets

Europe really knows how to do Christmas! I had never been to a Christmas market before this trip so I was blown away by how much FUN this is!! I decided to go to Germany and Austria tour and hit up as many Christmas markets as I could. By the end I was pretty tired…