London has to be one of our favourite cities. It’s full of museums, beautiful buildings, and awesome places to just explore. Living in Manchester means that we get to visit quite often. Every time we go we turn into instant tourists, cameras at the ready. There is so much to see and do in the city, which is why we have put together this ultimate guide to being a tourist in London.
Liverpool is a cultural gem located in the North of England. In 2008 it was crowned the European Capital of Culture and walking around this city it is not hard to see why. Liverpool has a rich musical history, synonymous with The Beatles . These days people flock from all around the world to see where it all began for the fab four. If you are planning to visit Liverpool this is our guide for music lovers. Continue Reading
Rome is one of the most visited places in Europe with incredible sights like the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum. With so much to see and do when in Rome, we have formulated a list of the top 10 to do when you visit the Italian capital. Continue Reading
Rome is one of those places on a lot of people’s bucket list. It has a fascinating history and let’s face it so many things to see and do. If you are planning to visit there are a few things you should know before visiting Rome. I had really mixed feelings after our trip. On the one hand the attractions are incredible. But on the other hand it is really touristy and people can be really pushy trying to sell you things. So what should you expect when visiting Rome? Well read on for our tips. Continue Reading
If you are wanting to visit an Irish town with less hustle and bustle than Dublin or Cork then you must visit Kilkenny. It is a picturesque city with quaint narrow lanes and some incredible pubs. We spent 24 hours in the city and these are our thoughts.
Norway has always been a dream destination for us. It is a place that conjures up thoughts of fjords and forests, and little red cabins. So when we found a cheap flight to Oslo with Ryanair we just had to go. Even better was when we started looking at accommodation, and stumbled upon a cheap, well priced hotel. And so we thought we were going to have a budget weekend getaway. We were wrong. There is a reason Google comes up with a predictive “is Oslo expensive” suggestion. Oslo is really expensive. But it is also really beautiful with so many amazing attractions and so much natural beauty. We really wanted to provide a frank and honest guide for people thinking of spending a weekend in Oslo. Here are our thoughts.
I have been lucky enough to live abroad a lot in my life. The first time in my early twenties I moved from Australia to England for a study abroad semester. The second time I spent a year in Canada on a working holiday. And now I have spent the last several years living abroad back in the UK. It is something that everyone should consider doing at least once in their lives. For me living overseas was life changing. I had to work hard to adjust to my new life abroad and in the process learnt so much about myself. Here are our 10 reasons you should experience living abroad.
The first time we visited Whitby we fell in love. It is one of those places you must visit in England. For starters it’s quaint, it’s quirky and it’s really really picturesque. If you haven’t been to this coastal gem then you have been missing out. Take a look at our post below and see for yourself the reasons you must visit Whitby.
My first experience away from home was when I went to study abroad in the UK at the ripe old age of 20. It is probably fair to say that this was one of the best experiences of my life. So when it came time to come home I had mixed feelings.I was so used to living abroad and doing my own thing that moving back home was hard. And so I experienced reverse culture shock. The definition of reverse culture shock or re entry culture shock is a period of difficulty in readjusting to the culture and values of your home country. This is because what was previously familiar has now become unfamiliar.Here are some of the points that I struggled with upon coming home and that led to my reverse culture shock. Please feel free to add your own experiences in the comments section. Continue Reading