street art in Hamburg
Europe, Germany

A Guide to Sankt Pauli, Hamburg

Sankt Pauli is a neighbourhood I hold dearly in my little lost heart. Which might be a surprise to regular readers; I'm an off the beaten path kind of a gal, often to be found hiking in the wilderness or bumbling through obscure villages with only a handful of residents. Gritty inner-city red light districts… Continue reading A Guide to Sankt Pauli, Hamburg

stunning clear water in Sognefjord
Europe, Norway

The Beauty of Vik, Norway

Vik, Norway. Not to be confused with Vik, Iceland. Or Vic Reeves, comedian. The little village of Vik was a surprise addition to our itinerary, re-routed away from the Baltic Sea after the Russian invasion began in February. We found ourselves sailing on the Norwegian fjords instead, seemingly calling at whichever ports would take us.… Continue reading The Beauty of Vik, Norway

cliff jumping at Ammoudi Bay in August
Europe, Greece

Ammoudi Beach • The best cliff jumping spot in Santorini

Ammoudi Beach is easy to miss, because it's tricky to reach. But whether you're a thrill-seeker in search of the best cliff jumping spot in Santorini, or are simply after a swim and a sun-tan (I fall into the latter group, soz folks), this unique little corner of the island is gorgeous and downright wonderful.… Continue reading Ammoudi Beach • The best cliff jumping spot in Santorini

fresh food in Bergen
Europe, Norway

Bergen Restaurants and Coffee Shops • My Personal Faves in Norway’s Second City

Where to find the best Bergen restaurants and coffee shops. In Bergen, it rains. It rains, a lot. In fact I've had to shelter from the rain in this little Norwegian city more times than I could possibly count. (It's all those Norwegian cruises I end up singing on you see; they really give a… Continue reading Bergen Restaurants and Coffee Shops • My Personal Faves in Norway’s Second City

Amoudi Bay Santorini octopus drying
Europe, Greece

Amoudi Bay Santorini • In the Shadow of Oía

Almost 300 steps pave the way downhill to a huddle of restaurants, tavernas and fishing boats, nestled around a crescent bay at the foot of the cliffs of Oía. An old Venetian castle perches high up on the red rocks, overlooking the zig-zagging pathway where donkeys lazily flick flies from their eyelashes in the heat.… Continue reading Amoudi Bay Santorini • In the Shadow of Oía

Casa Batlló inside
Europe, Spain

Casa Batlló Inside and Out

Casa Batlló inside: is it worth paying to visit Gaudí's famous 'house of bones?' Barcelona is characterised by its weird and wonderful buildings, built in the Catalan Modernista style. Crazy shapes, flowing lines and bright colours can be seen across the whole city, making it a unique place to visit. Although there were several architects… Continue reading Casa Batlló Inside and Out

a pile of tiny chilli peppers
Africa, Seychelles

Things to Do in Victoria • Exploring Seychelles’ Capital City on Mahé Island

The Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean are one of the world's best tropical island destinations, with stunning beaches and a consistently warm climate. The nature on these islands is astounding, making it a perfect destination for beach-lovers as well as hikers. (Trust me; there are some seriously beautiful hikes in the Seychelles). But the… Continue reading Things to Do in Victoria • Exploring Seychelles’ Capital City on Mahé Island

across the caldera in the cyclades
Europe, Greece

Fira to Imerovigli and Skaros Rock • Hiking in Santorini

I wasn’t planning on walking from Fira to Imerovigli and on to Skaros Rock; it just sort of happened. Three kilometres may be quite a distance to accidentally walk the length of, but the hike from Fira to Imerovigli is so beautiful that it was a relatively easy walk to stumble into. Things got slightly… Continue reading Fira to Imerovigli and Skaros Rock • Hiking in Santorini

a yellow fortress in Funchal Madeira
Europe, Portugal

Things to do in Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, on the island of Madeira, is a Portuguese port city filled with the scent of flowers and fruit, and people bustling here there and everywhere. Although there are plenty of visitors to Madeira who can spend time slowly exploring the place, there are just as many who arrive on cruise ships, with only a… Continue reading Things to do in Funchal, Madeira

view from the Long Man of Wilmington
England, Europe, UK

Eastbourne to Alfriston • A summer walk on the South Downs Way

A surprise free day- especially a free day when the sun happens to be shining- is always welcome in my books. Since the pandemic began, I had discovered a new appreciation for all the beauty that can be found on my very own doorstep; hours and hours of trekking across the South Downs and along… Continue reading Eastbourne to Alfriston • A summer walk on the South Downs Way