On any trip finding the best activities to suit you can be a daunting task. Whether you enjoy the outdoors, art and culture, or indulgent treats, the region of Canterbury and its city of Christchurch have it all. Here are just a few of my favourite things to do in Christchurch and Canterbury! Continue reading “Top Things To Do In Canterbury New Zealand”
A couple of months ago I visited Somerset House for their most recent visiting exhibition – Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent. Always up for trying new things, and especially when art is involved I was eager to visit (and sniff!) this exhibition as soon as I came across it. Continue reading “What To Do This Week In London – Perfume at Somerset House”
A couple of months ago I spontaneously booked a weekend away in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and at long last my late summer mini-break came around at the beginning of September. Here you’ll find what I managed to cram into my weekend and what can be achieved on a budget friendly, two-day visit. Continue reading “A Weekend In Prague – 2 Day Itinerary”
As a traveller, and especially while backpacking, you’re blessed to meet many wise, wonderful, and wacky people. Here are a few of the stereotypical personalities that I stumbled across in my experience. What personality types stand out for you on your travels? Continue reading “All The Travellers You Meet On A Gap Year”
We all get holiday blues on return from travelling, and having been home I’ve seen plenty of friends and colleagues visit the beautiful places I experienced. Besides the obvious envy over the wonderful time they’ve had I’ve been wondering what I would have done differently and what I wish I could see again in more detail. Of course, I wouldn’t change my trip for anything, it was perfect in its occasionally chaotic way! Even at the time I worried about missing out on particular hidden gems and experiences, but with limited time and on a backpacker budget choices always must be made about the priorities of your activities. So, where would I return to see and do more? How has this impacted what places I miss most? Here’s a quick run-down! Continue reading “Should You Revisit Countries You Miss?”
We’ve seen the best things I’m glad I packed in my (not literal) suitcase, and the things I regret lugging about, so what did I find a burning need for? What was I kicking myself over NOT packing? Crossing over with the previous parts, here are a few of the unexpected items I wish I’d had to hand!
During my recent visit to NZ, I was working remotely from home which meant most free time throughout the week was spent chilling out, enjoying the sunshine, and staying close to home in order to get enough rest for an early start at work. However, Kazimir and I still had the pleasure of enjoying some delicious meals out and about Christchurch, and discover some unique bars to have a drink at. While there are loads of places to eat and drink out and about, here are some of my favourite spots around the city!
We’ve heard about the wonders of the spoon in the list of my favourite few items to take travelling, and now here’s the next part in Suzy’s Suitcase! This time we take a look at the things that in hindsight I really shouldn’t have bothered with, and what was better off left behind!
When packing for a long trip, many of us agonise over what to fill our bags with. I had the added pressure when packing because I was about to become a backpacker, AKA trying to fit my life into a small vertical tube. Here are some of the things I should never have bothered with, and some of the things I couldn’t have done without. In part 1 of Suzy’s Suitcase, here’s just a few of the things I would recommend taking on a long trip. Continue reading “Suzy’s Suitcase Part 1: What To Take”
When I was travelling I got addicted to podcasts for a few reasons, but I’d already enjoyed listening to them on my way to and from work because they’re just about the right length of time to make a journey pass faster, and now I’m home I’ve continued that habit. Once I realised I could download them onto my phone while taking up minimum storage, and without using sooo much battery I ended up with plenty of hours to get hooked on long journeys. They’re extremely diverse and you can listen to almost anything to suit your mood, interests, and styles. Ultimately, there’s loads of reasons why I can try to convince you to listen to podcasts, but really, they speak for themselves more than anything. I’ve had tonnes of recommendations from people, and when asked for mine these are always my favourites ones to subscribe to, enjoy!