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Destinations, Europe, Italy

Italy planning

There’s very little time left until I go to Italy for a month *eek* Following on from my previous Italy planning post, I wanted to write an update about where I’m at now in the planning stage, and what’s still left to do. What’s been happening? There’ve been periods of […]

Asia, Singapore

Five days in Singapore

Futuristic, cutting edge, hip and innovative mixed with traditional and multiculturally-infused: Singapore is an expansive, complex melting-pot of a city. Expect to see packed-out temples sitting alongside reflective sky-reaching, sci-fi-esque hotels and office blocks resembling gardens in the clouds. And then there’s chic and boho shophouses serving all the latest […]

Asia, Destinations, Malaysia

A week in Langkawi, Malaysia

If you’re looking for somewhere as breathtakingly beautiful as Thailand’s islands and beaches but without the hordes of travellers and rapidly-increasing commercialism, then the stunningly picturesque Langkawi in Malaysia is definitely your place.  Turquoise waters, pristine powdery white-sand beaches, swaying coconut trees, intact jungle-covered hills, pretty paddy fields, refreshing waterfalls, […]

Destinations, Europe, Italy

Fam-go Italiano

Bad puns aside, I’m going to Italy; initial flights were booked nearly 6 months ago, and now the trip is getting excitingly and frighteningly close. Why Italy? My only experience of Italy so far was a trip to Rome around 8 years ago – I loved it. The country has […]

City breaks, Europe, Norway

Two days in Oslo

Norway. Vast pine forests, stunningly beautiful fjords, clear air and prosperous people. It’s a winter wonderland and a summertime adventure playground. But if you’re anything like me, Oslo has never featured especially highly on your ‘bucket-list’ (yes, I hate that phrase too!) As it turns out, that was exactly why […]