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Things to do in St Paul’s Bay, Malta

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  Many visitors to Malta like to base themselves in the St Paul’s bay area. This area encompasses St Paul’s Bay, Qawra and Bugibba. There are plenty of things to do in St Paul’s Bay and the areas around. There is accommodation to suit all budgets, plenty of restaurants, and easy access to some of the best things to do in Malta. How far is St Paul’s Bay from the… Read More »Things to do in St Paul’s Bay, Malta

3 weeks in Peru – Itinerary and costs!

Peru is a firm favourite among backpackers recently, and rightly so. The country is a beautiful mix of Pacific coastlines, rainforests and rugged mountains. It is also home to the infamous Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Whenever you travel to a new country, it can be difficult to decide where you should go and what you should see. That is why here I have put… Read More »3 weeks in Peru – Itinerary and costs!

5 day Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek

If you are heading to Peru, chances are you are planning on seeing Machu Picchu. One of the 7 wonders of the world, it is usually the highlight of any travellers trip to Peru. There are numerous ways to reach Machu Picchu, and options for all budgets and fitness levels. In November 2018, I did the 5 day Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek. It was the highlight of my 3… Read More »5 day Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek

Hiking Colca Canyon, Peru

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  There are many iconic hikes in Peru. Most people focus on the Inca Trail. But thanks to the stunning mountain range that runs down the spine of Peru, there are many more hikes worth doing. One of my favourite hikes was Colca Canyon. This canyon is famous for the magnificent Andean condors and sheer depth. It is said to be the second deepest canyon in the world, at 3270m… Read More »Hiking Colca Canyon, Peru

3 days in Lima – Our budget and itinerary

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Until several years ago, many travellers visiting Peru would often use Lima as their point of entry only, and rush to get away from the city. Now though, Lima is drawing in visitors with its interesting architecture and trendy neighborhoods. With a population of 11 million, it is certainly not a relaxing destination, however it is worth taking 2 or 3 days in Lima to appreciate what the city has… Read More »3 days in Lima – Our budget and itinerary

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Short walks from Ambleside

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Ambleside is right in the heart of the Lake District, has plenty of things to do and see, and is the perfect base for exploring the outdoors. Many mountains and long hikes can be started from near Ambleside, however there are plenty of shorter walks too. Whether you are just on a quick weekend break, or a longer holiday, you can easily squeeze one of these walks in! For those… Read More »Short walks from Ambleside

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Winter weekend getaway destinations in the UK

As days get shorter, and temperatures plummet, it can start to feel a little bleak in the UK. However, during winter and the Christmas period, there are plenty of places to enjoy a winter weekend getaway in the UK. Small towns come alive with local festivals and Christmas lights, whilst city’s host markets with international cuisine and gifts. Places which are over run by tourists during the summer months become… Read More »Winter weekend getaway destinations in the UK

Best hostels for backpackers in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a backpackers dream. Safe, beautiful and inhabited with friendly people, travellers tend to fall in love. You can hike mountains, swim in waterfalls or lounge on the beach in Costa Rica, but at the end of the day you need somewhere to call home. Here is a list of the best hostels for backpackers in Costa Rica- noted for their social scene, price, amenities and general atmosphere!… Read More »Best hostels for backpackers in Costa Rica

An Evening at Bacchus Restaurant, Mdina

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In the heart of Malta lies the beautiful Mdina. Once the capital of this small country, the small city charms all visitors with its maze of narrow streets and interesting architecture. On top of a hill and surrounded by walls, from Mdina you are rewarded with excellent views in every direction. There are plenty of things to do here and I would recommend spending a day just exploring and soaking… Read More »An Evening at Bacchus Restaurant, Mdina

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The best beaches in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica has quickly established itself as a popular travel destination, with its lush green forests, interesting wildlife and eco friendly resorts. The country is known for the plethora of adventure activities to take part in. Costa Rica is a small country, but has coastline on both the Pacific and Caribbean oceans. This means there are many beaches in the country, and they are all different! For those who wish… Read More »The best beaches in Costa Rica!