snowdonia, wales.

one of the perks of teaching here in the uk is the frequency of the holidays. so in the feb half-term break, my friend emma + i took a trip to snowdonia, wales. it was not the trip we expected - storm dennis had other plans! but it meant we could read plenty and watch …

venice.

new year's day 2020 saw us riding shotgun in a flixbus, through ljubljana and the slovenian mountains, arriving in venice in the early evening. based in an area called cannaregio, our airbnb's location meant we were well away from the main tourist hotspots, where we managed to find some nice, quiet local restaurants to eat …

copenhagen.

i first visited the nordic region on a trip to stockholm, sweden all the way back in 2012, so i vaguely knew what to expect: stylish folk, great food and everything designed supremely well. copenhagen certainly didn't disappoint. along with the most glorious sunshiny spring weather, we met up with one of josh's best friends …

dubai.

dubai  - the city of endless deserts, towering skyscrapers and excess. we extended our layover and spent a couple of days wandering through the malls and soukhs, where shopkeepers did their best to con us into conversation by literally throwing their scarves and other goods our way. the highlight for me was an afternoon out …

thailand.

sleeping soundly on an overnight bus from siem reap to bangkok, we arrived in thailand refreshed and ready to explore. we were mostly looking forward to the food, and just like vietnam, it did not disappoint. stand outs for me included incredible, authentic thai green curries, freshly squeezed mango & passionfruit juices, pad thai and …

cambodia.

to be quite honest, i had very few expectations of cambodia and we went into it with a pretty loose itinerary, save for visiting the temples in siem reap. we took our first tuk tuk ride and explored phnom penh, including a tour with a nice local from our hostel, sampling local delicacies and exploring …