Welcome to my travel blog. This blog came about by combining two of my favourite past times – travelling and writing.
Last April, I took a year off work to travel the world. Friends asked me to write about my experiences, but I wanted to create a blog that I could continue contributing to when I got home and one that would interest, and hopefully be of use to, other travellers. Hence the delay, while I tried to figure how to do that.
I used to do a lot of research before I travelled and tried to squeeze as much sight-seeing as possible into every day on the road. These days, I’m much more relaxed about travelling and tend to arrive in a place relatively unprepared.
I’m one of those annoying people who love to start up conversations with complete strangers. I do it in queues, on buses, in shops, in restaurants … in fact, no one, anywhere is safe! By talking to local people, or just wandering around, I find out about local travel tips and discover little known gems that are not on the tourist trail. So, I came up with the idea for ‘Local travel tips’ to save you from having to waste time wandering around or annoying those lovely locals yourself.
Please leave a comment, especially if you have any recommendations yourself or any extra information about the places I have visited.