Venice, Italy – #travelthursdays

Venice, Italy – #travelthursdays

Six years ago, I fell in love. As with most love affairs it was brief but torrid. I fell hook line and sinker for Italy. We spent two weeks in total in the most gorgeous country I’ve ever been to yet; 4 days in Venice, 3 days in Pisa (finding a surprisingly good beach tucked away), 3 days in Florence, and 4 days in Rome. Rome left me a little cool, it was busy and crazy.… View Post

Northern Ireland #travelthursdays

Northern Ireland #travelthursdays

I rather enjoy Thursdays. Not quite as much as Fridays, or Saturdays, and Sundays, but there is something rather nice about having reached the back end of the week, and being able to start planning weekend shenanigans (not this month though it’s going to be a little ridiculous). Thursdays are also perfect for planning long weekends away.   One of the best things about living in England (other than the afternoon tea) is the vicinity… View Post

Prague: #TravelThursdays

Prague: #TravelThursdays

One Kiwi, one disposable camera, one week of holiday, a few pounds saved from bar-wenching and the whole of Europe to choose from – the only real question was where to begin my European marauderings? Which one of the big four left to choose (London was conquered already) – chic Paris, the Tuscan richness of Italy, history drenched Germany or the relaxed bohemian way of life in Spain? Sun drenched Prague it is. Frank Gehry’s Fred & Ginger Building or, how… View Post

Wales: The All Blacks, a road trip, and …

Wales: The All Blacks, a road trip, and some daffs – sorry, Taffs.

Kiwis are synonymous with our love of rugby, the All Blacks, and Sheep. Lets forget about the Sheep thing for now, and concentrate on the two we are the most proud of.    Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium was simple magnificent. Twickenham is fun, but shows it’s age.     Some Kiwi fans like to wear buckets on their heads… whilst the Taffs like to wear Daffodils, Leeks, Goals and Dragons. It’s definately a manly game though. … View Post

Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

Fancy exploring Barcelona? It’s a fascinating city – beautiful, mad architecture, freely flowing Sangria and pintxos for days. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion. Sagrada Familia: No question, this place is… View Post