Saturday, 27 September 2014

10 tipples to try on your travels

When I'm travelling, I tend to be more of a soft drink drinker. Often sipping on a fresh fruit (Mrs Pa) shake (read more about that under Food and Drink in my post 'Wat a lot of temples and my recommendations', from my visit to Chiang Mai, Thailand) or a can of whatever soft drink is available  - Lemon Fanta (Spain), 100 Plus (Malaysia) or Inca Cola (Peru) are my favourites. Although when it's hot I'm happy gulping down just water...

I miss Mrs Pa fruit shakes, Chiang Mai, Thailand

When it comes to alcohol, I'm not a big drinker, but I do love the red stuff, and a glass of Malbec will always be my first choice when choosing something alcoholic.

Beer seems to feature on the menu much more often however, and this means trying the local brew becomes almost compulsory at every destination. Sometimes there is a unique local tipple to try. Some of these are definitely worth seeking out:

Sunday, 14 September 2014

10 things to do in Southwark, London

Southwark is a borough in central London. As I shared in my last London post 'On a Budget: Free and Discounted things to do in London', wandering the streets of London is free, and one of the best walks is in Southwark, along the Southbank of the Thames, from the London Eye to Tower Bridge.

Much of the area of Southwark can be seen easily in a day, but you may want to take your time working your way through all the sights and activities that this part of London has to offer.

Over the last few weeks, I have been exploring, as a tourist and as a local, taking in as much as possible in order to share with you my highlights and recommendations, to help in making the best use of your time in this area.

So whether you're visiting as a tourist or local yourself, I am sure there will be something in my list that appeals for a day out in London's borough of Southwark.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Take a risk with Airbnb

Airbnb has been in the press recently for its controversial change of logo and new partnership with Concur. The jury is still out on whether this indicates a change in strategy, but it is starting to look like we may soon be looking elsewhere for affordable and quirky accommodation.

Last month, I decided to expand my experiences and check out what Airbnb had to offer in the way of accommodation for a flashpacking couple, in comparison to where we would normally stay.