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Paragliding Over The Best Mountain Ranges In The World

Paragliding just so happens to be one of our favourite things to do whilst abroad (apart from scuba/snorkelling), and we are so lucky to say we've experienced it in two of the most incredible place. Over the Alps in Austria, and over the Himalayas in Nepal. Both experiences we as unforgettable as each other. Pokhara, [...]

A Short Guide to Kerala

Kerala, India. As we were only in India for one month, even visiting Kerala was a stretch, but it just looked so beautiful! We decided on two destinations, Aleppey and Munnar. Alleppey Why Visit? Home of the beautiful backwaters, Alleppey is undeniably one of the most beautiful and popular places in the south of India. [...]

A Short Guide To Goa

Goa, India. We were lucky enough to visit Goa twice in our month backpacking trip around India. It provided the ultimate respite from the busy and chaotic north. The best way to travel? Motorbikes! Bikes can be rented for 300RPS per day, and petrol is pretty cheap too. Mopeds are probably better to rent for [...]

Nepal Accommodation List

A list of hostels and accommodation we stayed at during our two week trip, and links to book! Kathmandu The Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel- £ During our short 2 night stay in Kathmandu, we stayed at the Sparkling Turtle Backpackers Hostel for £3 a night in a 5 bed mixed dorm room. There wasn't anyone [...]

Exploring Udaipur

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. After travelling through cities for the last week (Delhi and Agra) it was so nice to get into the more relaxed feel of Udaipur. Laying beside to two lakes, this town is the ultimate picturesque retreat. With rooftop pools to chill at, or the city palace and lakes to explore, it's definitely [...]

Exploring Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Otherwise known as the pink city, Jaipur is home to impressive forts and markets. We had just travelled from Delhi and Agra, so were pretty tired of crowded streets and hagglers, but were excited to explore the city nonetheless. Jal Mahal We started off with a sunrise visit to the Jal Mahal [...]

When We Visited The Taj Mahal!

Agra, India. Our First Try We first decided to travel to Agra to see the Taj a few days after Diwali, not even considering that the pollution would be an issue. Visibility was terrible in Delhi because of the festival of lights and all the pollution that came with it. We didn't imagine it would [...]

Pokhara at a Glance

Pokhara, Nepal. Surrounded with incredible mountains and a view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas on a clear day, Pokhara is the ultimate chill out after a trek or away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. You will be spoilt for choice as to where to eat and drink. With types of food [...]

Kathmandu at a Glance

Kathmandu, Nepal Not knowing what to expect from a trip is often the best way to fully arrive with an open mind, and that's exactly what you are going to need to bring when you land in this extraordinary city. Normally we would have both been pretty overwhelmed with the whole hustle and bustle of [...]

Being a Semi-Tourist in London

Living 30 mins away from Central London, you would have thought we have done all of the touristy stuff, but no! I think when you live somewhere you end up taking venues or landmarks for granted as they have always been on your doorstep. So we decided to get our tourist on and get to the museums.

Thermal Bath Raves, Food Markets and Copious Alcohol.

Budapest, Hungary. To celebrate/cry about the end of university, my Uni friend Lauren and I went on a much needed 3 day boozy trip to Budapest. For this trip, and very unlike me, I had done next to no research about the city, but was super excited nonetheless. Szechenyi Thermal Bath We landed at 9pm [...]

5 Ways to Ace Your City Break

Here are 5 simple steps we have put together to ensure that you get the most out of your city break! Get accommodation in the perfect location. It is always important when only staying somewhere for a short period of time, to make sure you don't spend half of the weekend walking backwards and forwards to [...]