I was standing in the beating down sun at the side of a road in the tiny Greek village of Argyrades, waiting for a bus to turn up and take me to Kerkyra- the main town on the island of Corfu. My plan was to catch a ferry to Albania at around 5pm, but knowing… Continue reading Saved by a Stranger in Greece
Also known as Sarandë, this colourful Mediterranean city is a great place to stay if you want to explore more of the Albanian Riviera. If any place in the world ever involves the word 'riviera,' you can pretty much guarantee that means it will be beaut, and the Albanian Riviera- a stretch of olive grove-smattered… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Saranda, Albania
Honestly the only reason I decided to visit Albania was because I saw how quick, easy, and cheap it was to reach it by ferry from the Greek island of Corfu. And I didn't really know a lot about the place I would be visiting, because let's face it guys- not a lot of people go… Continue reading Is Albania Safe for Solo Female Travellers?
It was early December and myself and three fellow singers from the ship had been asked to make the trip to the Vatican to make a film to be shown to the passengers in the build-up to Christmas. Glory, glory, Hallelujah! A trip to the Vatican!! I'd been before, a couple of times, but in… Continue reading A Christmas Story: That Time I Got Kicked Out of the Vatican City
The first time I visited Barcelona was at the height of Summer about five years ago, and despite the fact that it was chockablock with people, I still fell in love with the city. The architecture is like something from another planet, the sun was shining, and the Catalan way of life is just as… Continue reading Barcelona is Better in Winter! (7 reasons to visit during off-season)
All research that I'd done prior to my arrival in Albania, was that many a person makes a day trip from Sarandë to Gjirokastër; but not so many opt to stay overnight in the mountain city. And I am just here to tell you guys: staying a night in Gjirokastër is 100%, absolutely, without a… Continue reading 24 Hours in Gjirokastër, Albania (That time I fell in love with an actual town)
I'll be honest here guys- the thing that really brought the Greek island of Corfu to my attention, was the fact that The Durrells in Corfu is set here- based on the true story of The Durrell family, who moved to the island in 1935. The TV series paints a very nostalgic and beautiful picture… Continue reading I Basically Went Time-Travelling…in The Village of Argyrades, Corfu
What some people don't realise is that when you're a crew member of a ship you're technically not getting paid to travel the world; you're getting paid to work, and the travel is a side bonus. On the day in question that we arrived in Lisbon, sailing down the river to be greeted with beautiful… Continue reading One night in Cascais (It was pitch dark and I still loved it)