19 Reasons to visit Colombia (and some tips for when you decide to go)

It’s easy to fall in love with Colombia, with its beautiful beaches, quaint colonial towns, ancient historical sites, bustling cities and colourful countryside, it literally has it all.

Colombia is an amazing country and its popularity as a tourist destination has increased over the last few years. So, don’t let its past put you off visiting and let my 19 reasons to visit Colombia persuade you to go see it for yourself. (more…)


Dubai Travel Guide – Sightseeing, Activities, Budget Tips

The Burj Khalifa – The Worlds Tallest Building

Dubai is a place that needs no any introduction. The city is famous for its many iconic landmarks, the Burj Khalifa, the Palms Island and the Burj Al-Arab but to name a few. It’s also a city that is renowned for its massive wealth, which can be seen all over the place from the buildings to the cars to the high end shops, a fairly big change for me as I stopped off on the way back from a few months in South East Asia! With massive wealth from oil sales, the city has become the business hub of the Middle East and with Etihad and Emirates flying through Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it has become a transport hub too. Tourists here generally range from those on a couple of days stopover to those here on holiday for a week or two.

 

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See what Cuba has to offer in two weeks!

Only got two weeks to travel around Cuba – Don’t worry here is our two week Cuba itinerary!

The colours of Havana Vieja
Cuba is a magical country that should be on everyone’s travel list. It has something to offer everyone from backpackers on a budget (me!) to those who prefer a little bit of luxury when they travel.

As I said in my last post (read here) there’s the easy and not-so easy way to travel around Cuba and regardless of which way you decide you still need to plan where you want to go and what you want to see. Before we left for Cuba I spent a lot of time researching the places I wanted to visit, how I was going to get there, what each place had to offer and most importantly how long I was going to spend on a bus getting there, the last thing I wanted to do was spend most of my holiday admiring Cuba out the window of a bus. After all this research we decided to stick to exploring the west coast,  ok so we didn’t get to see the entire country but we did get to really see the places we visited and experience Cuba and Cuban life.  Cuba is a place that shouldn’t be rushed, it’s a place where you need to take it slow and live it to really appreciate how unique it really is.

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Our top tips on travelling in Cuba

White and blue in Varadeo

Cuba is high on many travellers’ bucket lists and it should be, as it is one of the most interesting and enigmatic countries that I have ever visited.

To me, there are two ways to do Cuba, the easy way and the not-so easy way. The easy way means popping into your travel agents and booking a fun all-inclusive trip and allowing them to do all the work for you.

However, if like me you would rather not stay in a resort then the not-so easy way is for you! This way does involve more pre-trip preparation and research (something I really enjoy!) but it can lead to you having the trip of a lifetime. (more…)