Archive | February, 2014

Premier Inn Newcastle Quayside Review

This past weekend I stayed at the Premier Inn Newcastle Quayside hotel. For those of you who may not know, the Premier Inn (formerly known as the Travel Inn), is the largest UK hotel brand with over 650 hotels and 50,000 rooms. They focus primarily on the budget end of the market, offering affordably priced hotels rooms across the UK. It […]

10 Things You Should Know If You’re Coming To South America

I recently completed 5 months of travelling in South America, and as with any place that you have spent several months in, you learn a lot while you’re there. Despite being an experienced traveller before this venture I’ve learned a lot about travel (and life) since I came and went to South America, much of which I could […]

First Impressions of Cartagena (Colombia)

If you’re thinking of visiting the Colombian city of Cartagena at some point in the future then you may be interested in my opinions of the city (which I visited in January.) Hopefully they help give you an idea of what to expect before you go to Cartagena and you can therefore plan accordingly. Hot and humid! Cartagena is […]

10 Reasons Why Rio de Janeiro is Awesome!

Many times on my travels I have found there are cities that are hyped up to be something extra-ordinary, extra special, something spectacular, only to get there and feel disappointed because it just didn’t live up to the huge promotion it was given. I expected this to happen in Rio de Janeiro. I expected it not to be as good as […]

First Impressions of Bogotá (Colombia)

I recently spent 4 days in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. Whilst 4 days is never enough to get to know a city from a locals perspective, it is enough time to gauge a first impression, to see whether or not you want to make a return visit to that place in the future. With that in mind below […]