Our Favourite Coffee Shops (Worldwide List!)

Going for coffee is one of our favourite things to do wherever we are, so this blog post was a must-write. If you’re anything like us and are looking for that next hit of caffeine – read on! Beijing, China Soloist Coffee Co. is close to the entrance of the Art District, and is a…

Travelling in Taxis…Sofia.

Here is the next instalment in our ‘Travelling in Taxis’ series, this time focussing on Sofia, Bulgaria. While we have had mixed experiences of taxi journey’s in Bulgaria (including a time when a taxi driver got angry with us for asking him to take us to the airport), our first ever taxi journey pleased us…

Our First Year of Travel Blogging

The Year in Review We started our travel blog on 29th May 2017, after a visit to the incredible Lake Garda and Verona, Italy. We have been travelling together for almost six years, and have been ‘meaning to’ start our travel blog for as long. So what suddenly gave us the push to set it…

A Snapshot of Sofia

We’ve been to Sofia a couple of times now and we love it. At a glance, the city may appear to be in a state of disrepair. Many buildings require re-plastering and repainting and the pavements are peppered with potholes. The architecture displays the tell-tale brutalism of a former soviet state but this isn’t to…

Why Travel Blogging Goals are Important

We have found that travel blogging is not always easy. Even running a travel Instagram account can be difficult, finding the right hashtags aside. This is because of time. Our blog is a year old this month, and that means that there were five years of travelling before that where we got into the habit…

A Snapshot of…Plovdiv 

Vibrant green spring leaves hang overhead and the scent of jasmine wafts gently by in Plovdiv’s old town. We’re here in April and it is fair to say that spring has sprung. Traditionally Bulgarians will exchange red and white threads woven into bracelets during martenitsa. These are worn until the first stork or blossoming tree…

When Airbnb Goes Wrong…

We’ve written previously about a sightly dodgy AirBnB experience in Barcelona. I’m now sitting outside a pre booked apartmebt in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We are sat on the floor, with the host’s phone turned off, and a lovely local beer beating at the gates of my second penile sphincter. What to do when your host doesn’t…