Friday Photo: Spooky Souvenir

Since it was Halloween yesterday and the #FriFotos theme is Souvenirs this week, it seemed appropriate to put the two together. I must warn you: this is not a photo for the faint of heart. This is not the ‘cute pumpkin’ version of Halloween; it is the...

Moving to a New City

Whether moving to a new city for work, family, opportunity or necessity, relocating is always a huge upheaval. Even if, like me, you’ve done it so many times that if people ask where you’re from, you end up talking at them for half an hour, leaving them...

The Art of Haggling (and when not to do it)

  Wherever I am in the world, one of my favourite pastimes is browsing the local markets, whether it’s a flea market in London, a souk in Morocco, or a small stall in Bolivia. Markets give you a real flavour of local culture, there is always a buzz of...

A Blogger Relay with Olympic Spirit

Olympic spirit: internationalism, sportsmanship and a competitive streak. Well, you’ll find all of that here, in a new blogging relay organised by Low Cost Holidays. There are five teams: Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple and RED. I’m captaining Team Red, if you...

Friday Photo: Summer

The theme for this week’s #FriFotos is Summer. I only wish summer would arrive here already! I have never known a year like it – it’s mid-July, but instead of BBQs and lazy afternoons in the park or at the beach, we’re battling  endless rain...
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