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Puerto Princesa: the first time I feel out of my depth

Puerto Princesa Palawan Philippine

I’ve debated with myself over whether to write this post. How will this make me look? I asked myself, when there are other travel bloggers writing about navigating their way through more difficult countries. But after just a few weeks…
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Hiroshima: an afternoon in the city of peace

Hiroshima city of peace A-bomb dome

Hiroshima was a late addition to my Japan itinerary. I decided that I couldn’t miss it out, especially as it was sort-of on the way to Kagoshima from Tokyo, but I would only be staying one night, so I had…
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Tokyo : a bento box of old and new

Tokyo old and new

First off, I can’t claim credit for the analogy in the title of this post! When I was waiting for my follow-up appointment at the hospital in Tokyo, I was chatting to the guy who was translating for me about…
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Getting sick in Tokyo

Getting sick ill in Tokyo

So my trip didn’t get off to the best start. It was a fairly disastrous start in fact. I’ve not been well since the beginning of January, but I thought I’d mostly fought it off, until, a few days before…
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Five top train journeys in Europe

Train journeys Europe Cascais Portugal

There’s something special about travelling by train in Europe; perhaps it’s the many different terrains you can see from the window, the idea of passing seamlessly from one country to another, romantic notions from old films, or simply the joy…
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Gluten free and dairy free in Barcelona

dairy free gluten free Barcelona

I’m going to start this post with a massive disclaimer. I’m not coeliac and I don’t have severe allergies. I have a dairy intolerance and, at the time of my trip, also had a suspected gluten intolerance, both linked to…
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How to plan a solo trip to New York City

Solo trip New York City

New York City is one of those places that’s high on the list of many travel-lovers, but with so much to see and do there, working out a plan for your trip can be daunting, especially when you’re alone! Here’s…
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Brighton rocks: a perfect seaside escape from London

Brighton day trip from London

We Brits love to head to the nearest beach when the sun deigns to make an appearance. Pick up any British newspaper or switch on the television here when there’s a heatwave on, and you’ll see pictures of happy people…
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Solo travel hotel review: La Isla Hostal, Barcelona

La Isla Hostal solo travel Barcelona

Trying to choose somewhere to stay in Barcelona as a solo traveller took me ages; the choice of accommodation and areas was overwhelming, and it wasn’t looking cheap. Eventually I settled on La Isla Hostal, a small guesthouse on the…
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How to see Barcelona (without hopping on the tourist bus)

Barcelona solo travel

There’s nothing wrong with the hop-on hop-off tourist bus, of course – it will take you to the well-known sites and save your feet on a hot day – but if you want to take things more slowly, save your…
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