Category : Europe

First Impressions of Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife)

On my third visit to Tenerife I decided to check out the north of the island more by staying in Puerto de la Cruz. These are my first impressions of the town. Rocky Coastline The one thing that stuck me about Puerto de la Cruz is the stunning rocky coastline. It may not be the best […]

8 Cities in Europe with Hostels for Under £5

Using a range of hostel booking sites, I’ve compiled a list of what I believe are the 8 cheapest cities in Europe (for hostel prices). If you’re travelling on a budget, hopefully this will help you when trip planning for Europe. Please note: Any hostel mentioned here is not a recommendation. I’m just telling you what the cheapest price I found […]

5 Last-Minute (Budget) Destinations to Travel to this Christmas

I’m about to spend yet another Christmas abroad and it got me thinking that there may still be people thinking about a last-minute trip who can’t decide where to go! For that reason, here are my top last-minute destinations to spend this year’s festive period. Tenerife If you want near-perfect sunshine weather and an easy lie-by-the-beach […]

Photo Essay: Girona (Costa Brava, Spain)

Just before I took my break from travelling, I forgot to tell you that I visited the beautiful town of Girona in the Costa Brava region of Spain. It’s quite simply one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever visited on my travels architecturally, and here’s why: (Please note: All photos taken with my phone)

Thoughts on the UK General Election Result

I couldn’t quite muster the energy to write this post in the immediate aftermath of the UK General Election. Aside from the lack of sleep that comes with doing an all nighter to watch the votes come in, I wasn’t entirely sure if we’d got the result we wanted in Scotland. On one hand I was over […]

While you holiday in the Mediterranean this summer, migrants are dying in it.

Apologies for the severe tone to the headline of this article, but the unfortunate reality is that it’s true. While many of us in the UK & Northern Europe will spend our holidays in Mediterranean resorts this summer, many migrants seeking asylum will die trying to cross the Med from Africa and the Middle East. And the worst part of […]

How to beat the pick-pockets in Barcelona!

I’ve been in Barcelona almost 2 months now, and despite the larger police presence in tourist areas of the city (which I’m pleased to say does seem to be making a difference), Barcelona is still a destination where pick-pocketing and bag snatching is rife! I’ve yet to come across a reliable source of stats, but I […]

How to find a job and get your NIE number in Barcelona!

In case you missed a previous post on the matter, I have recently moved to Barcelona. Now, whilst I’m still very much in the ‘settling in’ phase, I’ve already learned a lot about how to get set up here (both through my own trial and error and from talking to other recent expats.) In turn, I thought it would be useful to pass on […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barcelona

I’ve been based in Barcelona for 2 weeks now, and whether or not I can stay here permanently will depend a lot on how fast I can build up my freelance portfolio and/or whether a good job opportunity comes up, but already there are some things I really love about living here. 1. The Sunsets The sunsets in Barcelona are exceptional! They make […]

23 Free Things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Before I decided that I wanted to live in Barcelona, I considered many Eastern European cities as a place to call home. Sofia, Bulgaria, a city I visited in 2013, was one of the strong contenders primarily because it is super cheap! It’s the place to go if budget is your main concern and you want to live […]