If only I packed my glittery red slippers…

I open the window to a beautiful blue-sky day and excitedly put on my sandals.  Normally, I would put on sensible walking shoes, but I’ve come from my first winter in Melbourne and am desperate for some warm sun and open toed shoes.  Plus I plan to take it pretty easy and apart from starting…

Round Up

Here’s a bit of a round up of my travels – what I liked, what I didn’t, what worked well, what I’d do differently next time and just other general bits and pieces. London London in late June (early summer) is light.  It’s light at around 3.30/4.00am in the morning until around 10pm at night.  I…

Pretending to be Made in Chelsea

Day 4:  London My love of Made in Chelsea Grabbing a glass of champagne she toasted to the birthday boys, before adding “A second toast to my best friend Rosie for hooking up with my boyfriend Hugo Taylor when we were together and then lying about it”.  After a collective gasp around the room, she…

London by Bus

Day 3:  London OMG what a noisy city at night London is.  There are constant sirens and they all seem to stop close by.  Either that or they just turn their sirens on for the time they are passing by my hotel, and then continue on their way in silence… Anyway, it’s Sunday morning, which gives…

Wheeling Around London

Day 2:  London I know I should probably try and sleep in this morning, but I just can’t.  Half of it is that I’m just excited, and the other half is because I just actually can’t sleep.  Oh and the fact its light at around 4am!  I may as well jump straight into it and…

Learning to Deal with Long Haul Flights

Day 1:  London Extremely early start this morning.  But if anyone’s used to it, it should be me. This is my first long haul flight ever and my also my first time flying with Emirates.  I read somewhere that you can kind of counteract the effects of jetlag if you set your watch to the…

The Wonder of Google Maps

Everyone knows I’m a planner by now.  So it’ll come as no surprise to you that before I go on a trip, I get on Google Maps and scope out the destination I’m travelling too.  Part of it is just excitement building up, and the other part is that I can see what is going…

Journey to the (Other) End of the World

Having conquered my solo trip to Japan, I now have another new challenge in mind. Typically I have always travelled through Asia. I love that the culture, beliefs, language and the food are just so totally different than those in my home country of Australia. Its just fascinating and I can’t say I’ve ever had a…