Can This Request Get You a Room Upgrade for Free?

Have you ever been given a room upgrade for FREE? We have…but it wasn’t by making this request that apparently can give you more space for the same amount of money. First of all, what is the request? ‘Please may I have a corner room?’ Apparently, in a lot of hotels, the corner rooms offer…

Travel Blog Q&A with TL Travel

We were delighted to be contacted by TL Travel, who interviewed us recently regarding our blog. Here is the Q&A, and you can read the whole article here! TL TRAVEL: Have you always been interested in travel writing, or is this something that came about after you began your travels? DANIEL: My interest in travel started very young….

Could the Perfect Shot Ruin your Perfect Trip?

Ah travelling with a photographer. There are pros and cons. On one hand, you have incredible photographs that you can enjoy for years after an adventure, and on the other, you can end up standing around for hours waiting for your photographing friend to get that ideal shot. You may have noticed that we don’t…

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…

The Terracotta Warriors – A Photo Diary

  When we visited China we unfortunately did not get the chance to visit one of our bucket list sights, the Terracotta Warriors, so we were delighted to hear that a selection would be shown in in Liverpool for a limited amount of time. The exhibition was fascinating, giving insight to the discovery of the…

A Snapshot of…Beijing

Well, we did a poll and asked which city our followers would like to read about next. The answer came back, and it was Beijing! So here is our snapshot, we hope you enjoy it. When to Visit: Beijing is freezing cold in the Winter and swelteringly hot the Summer, so, we recommend Spring or…

Dealing with Culture Shock

Culture shock can be an issue for even the most seasoned of travellers. We all have our ideals, our attitudes and our individual creature comforts. So, when you enter a totally new environment where these aspects of what make you who you are aren’t there, you are thrown into disarray. It can be difficult to…

The Eden Project – A Photo Diary

This weekend we visited the incredible Eden Project in Cornwall, and for once, we are going to let our photographs to the talking for us. Here are some of the sights, with a strong recommendation to go! The Eden Project is an educational charity, and you can find out more here: http://www.edenproject.com