Leaving those amazing views of Jerusalem at The Tower of David, we started off our visit to the old city of Jerusalem in the Armenian Quarter. Our visit to the Armenian quarter was fairly fleeting and more to get a sense of what it looked like. We didn’t see too much in terms of sights, … Continue Reading

Jerusalem has always been a place that fascinated me. I went to a Catholic school and read all the bible stories so the idea that you could actually visit places names in the bible was just something that had always intrigued me. Arriving into Jerusalem though, I knew there was so much about this area … Continue Reading

Geneva’s old town is absolutely gorgeous and is perhaps more what people would expect from the city compared to say – paragliding into the city from France or chilling by a beach club. The best way to explore this is really, as I mentioned before, to just ‘get lost’ here. Wander through the city slowly, … Continue Reading

Back in colourful St Johns (after all our afternoon of wildlife in Newfoundland), we dropped off the car at the hotel and proceed to traipse through St John’s on foot. That’s the beauty of cities like St John’s, it’s a proper city but it’s so walkable that it feels a lot more intimate than one. … Continue Reading

After our brilliant morning in the Vatican, we decided to head back towards the hotel to cool off. At the hotel, we remembered that the hotel had offered free drinks on the roof terrace when we checked in so we figured we might as well grab those! Not wanting to move from this respite from … Continue Reading

Puffins are perhaps my most favourite wild-birds. Actually, my most favourite birds as a whole are actually chickens – I’ve had them as pets since I was little and so have a very soft spot for them but in the wild, puffins are my absolute fave. They’re clumsy colourful little clowns of the ocean and … Continue Reading

After an adrenaline-fueled afternoon paragliding from France to Switzerland, we figured the rest of our day might as well be spent chilling in Geneva and with that, we headed down to the lake for what is easily one of the most fun, chilled things to in Geneva. See, down by the lake, there’s something of … Continue Reading

We arrived into Newfoundland in the middle of the night and suffice to say, did pretty much nothing that night except have dinner and go to sleep. I’d wanted to visit Newfoundland, more specifically – St John’s for quite some time (I think I saw photos somewhere online once and knew I had to do … Continue Reading

By the way, the queue to get in here is incredibly long! It goes round several blocks/streets and then some. By any standards of queues anywhere else we’ve been, it’s long! I can’t speak to how fast the queue moves though (maybe it moves fast enough to make it not so tedious for those on … Continue Reading

One of the best ways to truly explore almost anywhere in Canada is to get out in nature and so, after a rather hurried breakfast in Moncton (we were limited on timing due to changes in tide – will explain more about that later below), we headed over to Hopewell Rocks – one of the … Continue Reading

Visiting the Vatican city in Rome was something of a big deal when we visited. For starters, I’d read about it, seen photos about it and heard so many stories for so long that my excitement was through the roof at finally being able to visit. Then there’s the fact that you have to prepare … Continue Reading

We arrived in Geneva on a delightfully sunny day – the kind that makes you wanna hurriedly chuck your luggage into your hotel room and head out exploring straight away! And so that’s what we did! The hotel was thankfully within walking distance of the city centre so we head out on foot, strolling leisurely … Continue Reading

Leaving the pretty little town of Lunenburg, we made our way over to Wolfville, which is where we would pitch our tent for the night (figuratively speaking, of course) at The Blomidon Inn. The Blomidon Inn is another one of Nova Scotia’s historic hotels and is just the perfect picturesque hotel to finish up a … Continue Reading

There’s a part of Canada we’d never fully gotten to explore in the past and ironically, that part is one of the bits that’s actually closest to the UK. Said-part is, broadly-speaking, Atlantic Canada – the bits on the East Coast of Canada which, ironically, are the parts of Canada that are closest to the … Continue Reading