Quickfire Tips! Japan #1 – Tattoos

Tattoos are a work of art for some people. I'm a blank canvas myself but I have it on good authority that getting inked can become quite the addiction. Take note that there's a stigma around tattoos in Japan which may not be common knowledge to the Western world. The yakuza (gangsters) traditionally marked their... Continue Reading →

It’s Cocktail O’Clock

I recently stopped off in Valencia for 2 nights, Spain’s third largest city. The original home of traditional Paella and the ‘blow your head off cocktail’, Agua de Valencia. Also known as Valencian water, it is a cava-based cocktail with vodka, gin and orange juice. I can confirm it’s not for the faint hearted! The... Continue Reading →

Why I Won’t Visit Museums

Museum lovers click the back button now or risk being utterly offended. I got chatting to an older gent in a restaurant in Florence a few years ago and he mentioned how comical he found it that so many young people seem to visit museums solely to impress others (particularly the opposite sex). I'm attached,... Continue Reading →

Guilty!

Do you consider yourself to be a law abiding citizen? It’s always advisable to do your research before visititing another country but there are always a few unusual laws that could catch you out. Check out some illegalities from around the world that I’ve come across. Snapping a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night... Continue Reading →

The Edinburgh Fringe

First, a little history lesson. I'm always curious as to how long running events began. Dating back to 1947, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been celebrating over 70 years of success. The International Festival was in full flow when 8 theatre companies turned up uninvited and performed their own shows alongside the official Festival acts.... Continue Reading →

INMusic Festival 2018

I love live music and I've always been a regular gig-goer. In the UK I'm used to paying at least £50 for one 2 hour performance. I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that I could pay less than £50 for 3 days worth of music! INMusic Festival in Zagreb, Croatia is now in its 14th... Continue Reading →

A Whistle Stop Tour of Reykjavik

Working the regular 9-5pm means that holidays are precious. You have to manage your time wisely. I enjoy planning in a few long weekend trips away to help break up the year and give me something to look forward to. Is it possible to do Reykjavik in just two days? Absolutely! Day 1 I'm not normally... Continue Reading →

Cannes Film Festival 2018

My first time visiting the Cannes Film Festival was back in 2010 when I was still a student. I remember quite vividly strutting down the main boulevard (La Croisette) in my ‘finest Primark’ dress, thinking I was the bees knees and eagerly looking out for A-list celebs. This year I returned to the festival with... Continue Reading →

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