I recently flew to and from Bali with Qatar Airlines… I have to confess that I’d never really heard of them (I’ve mainly flown with British Airways or Virgin when travelling long haul) but, after a quick google, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is actually the ‘most on time’ airline and that economy had pretty good reviews! Following these discoveries, I quickly booked my flights and mentally prepared myself for 18 hours in the air….
I can say that overall I was impressed with Qatar Airways and would definitely fly with them again! But lets break the experience down:
Just wanted to make a quick post to apologies for my recent inactivity on ‘Earths Magical Places’! I’ve been busy exploring the islands of Indonesia and as such I’ve had little time to write posts and keep up to date with comments!
However, I’m now back with good WiFi and many stories to share with you all – yay!
Here’s some teaser photos from my travels for you to feast your eyes on in the meantime 😉
Have you ever started packing and realised there’s absolutely no way everything you want to take on your trip will fit into your bag? Yeah me too… I’m a self-proclaimed overpacker, and will admit to times of shame where I’ve resorted to sitting on my case!
You could say I like to travel prepared for any situation and is that really a bad thing? Well yes (god damn weight restrictions). Still, over my recent travel adventures I’ve managed to curb my chronic overpacking using the below tips 🙂
Berlin is now a city that celebrates creativeness and individualism. However, it was once the power house behind Nazi Germany and later came to represent the height of Cold War Tensions… In other words, it has history oozing out of every street corner.
In this way, when I arrived in Berlin, I put on my walking shoes and set out to visit as many historic locations as I could squeeze into my short, 48 hour trip:
Yesterday I woke up to the news that there had been yet another cowardly terrorist attack in my nations capital of London. This comes less than two weeks after the heartbreaking bombing at Manchester Arena. These atrocities, have not only left me heartbroken but also fearful about the state of the world.
Following the equally as tragic attacks in Paris, Nice and Berlin late last year, I can’t help but feel as though we’re stepping on eggshells; where and when will these monsters strike again? Thus leading to the question: Should we stop travelling to Europe’s cities?
For me the answer is very simple – No.
Like most, on previous trips I’ve exchanged my currency and headed abroad with an abundance of cash. However, having ample spending money to hand in this way result’s in paranoia that all my hard earn cash will be stolen! Leaving me constantly looking over my shoulder and protecting my bag like its a new born child…
The Alternative of using my credit card however has just never seemed worth it! With card transaction fees (applied at around 2.99%) and ATM withdrawal charges, you end up spending so much more money than you bargained for!
A friend of mine recently suggested I purchased a Revolut Travel card… This provided an answer to all my travel prays! To be honest, I now have no idea how I managed to travel without one for so long!
Here’s all you need to know:
My Uncle is lucky enough to call the The Algarve (Portugal) his home. Although this has resulted in envy inspiring tails of his days spent in the sun, it’s also meant my family and I have enjoyed many cheap and cheerful trips to this beautiful part of the world – yay!
Visiting Portugal’s southernmost region countless times, I’ve learnt one thing: there’s so much to see and do! Stunning Mediterranean beach’s, charming towns and water sports galore are all boxed together and wrapped with a bow of glorious weather…
As a result, narrowing down my favourite places to visit in the Algarve was tricky. But, I powered through ;)… Below are my favourite four things to see and do, Because who doesn’t appreciate a good list?