Thursday, 31 July 2014

On a budget: Copenhagen, it's not that expensive unless there's food involved

Aside from being probably the cosiest city in Scandinavia, Copenhagen's also deemed as an expensive destination, so during a long weekend visit, I endeavoured to hunt down the things you can do on a budget there.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Restrictions for flights in Europe, July 2014

If you are planning a trip to Europe sometime soon, ensure you check the latest travel restrictions before you travel.

If you are in the UK, like myself, the website here, should be updated for changes, although I have summarised the latest restrictions below.

Most of us pack far more than we need. An extra pair of shoes, a hairdryer and a jacket are all things that could probably be left at home. Just think back to your last trip: did you really use every single item you packed?

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Gift ideas for travellers, whatever their travel style

Whether you know a long term traveller who is constantly on the road, a periodic traveller who has a permanent base, or just someone who lives to travel, finding gifts can be difficult.

Let's face it, finding gifts generally can often be difficult.

If you're searching for a gift for someone who likes to travel, just figure out the recipients travel style and determine a suitable gift accordingly.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Experiencing Malaysia during Ramadan

Ramadan started this week, commencing on Sunday (29th June) and lasts a month, until Hari Raya on 28th July.

Travelling during Ramadan, in predominantly Muslim areas, can be frustrating if you are not prepared. However it can also be an interesting and rewarding cultural experience.

Ketupat palas (sticky rice parcels wrapped in palm leaves)
Last year I spent Ramadan and Hari Raya, which succeeds the month of fasting, in Malaysia. However we hadn't really planned for this until we realised the next few weeks would take us into some of the most Muslim areas in the country.