An Evening in Cacilhas, Lisbon

You would hardly expect to find a sleepy little fishing town so close to a thriving capital city; and it is exactly this unexpected rurality that gives Cacilhas its charm. Only a short 5-minute boat ride from Lisbon’s main ferry port, Cacilhas is traditional yet urban: an eclectic mix of the two which renders it … Continue reading An Evening in Cacilhas, Lisbon

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto: A Complete Guide

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto area is, in some ways, reminiscent of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde; by day, it is a quiet, shady oasis of pastel-fronted houses with delicate iron balconies and dangling flowers. But, by night, the Bairro Alto leaps into action, its seemingly-abandoned houses morphing suddenly into tiny bars and clubs, with people seeping … Continue reading Lisbon’s Bairro Alto: A Complete Guide

6-Day Vancouver Itinerary: A Complete City Guide

Almost unexpectedly, Vancouver stole my heart. While I tend to enjoy pretty much everywhere I visit, my expectations for this glittering Canadian city were almost non-existent; yet I was immediately drawn in by its jaw-dropping scenery, its smiling, friendly locals, and the strange sense of familiarity that you feel, despite having never stepped foot in … Continue reading 6-Day Vancouver Itinerary: A Complete City Guide

A Perfect Lisbon Food Tour

So, you’ve arrived in Lisbon. Maybe your flight had you up in the early hours of the morning; maybe your train was a little delayed; maybe you’re still buzzing with the excitement of exploring an unknown city. Either way, you are HUNGRY. But where do you start? Cities can be overwhelming in their options. It … Continue reading A Perfect Lisbon Food Tour

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Koyama Sushi

Living directly above Koyama during my final year of university in Edinburgh was a dream. Little-known to tourists, this small, understated sushi restaurant is Japanese-run, with fresh ingredients and impeccable customer service. Walking into the restaurant, you are shown to your table by one of the smiling waiters or waitresses, who are always happy to … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Koyama Sushi

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: 10 to 10 in Delhi

Possibly my favourite spot for a long lunch in the city, 10 to 10 in Delhi is well-known to locals also for its overwhelmingly colourful decoration and cosy venue. Found in the middle of Nicolson Street, close to the university campus, this tiny, authentic restaurant is also a popular favourite with students on their lunch … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: 10 to 10 in Delhi

Hanoi Travel Guide

Over the past few years, Vietnam seems to have morphed from an untouched, mysterious country in South East Asia to a fairly regular travel destination, for visitors and expats alike. For many, it has become the first port of call for anyone looking to venture further than the boundaries of Europe - be it for … Continue reading Hanoi Travel Guide

Top 3 Paris Spots: A City Guide

The City of Love: for good reason, Paris has long been dubbed one of the most beautiful, romantic and fashionable cities on the planet. As elegant as it is edgy, each arrondissement feels unique in what it has to offer. For most people, as a tourist, it is easy to feel that you have only … Continue reading Top 3 Paris Spots: A City Guide