Our Perfect £30 a Night Kefalonian Cottage

From the moment we arrived in our pastel-pink villa in Kefalonia, I knew I’d stumbled across a hidden gem. The £30 a night cottage sprawled across the ground floor of an elegant house and contained a large double-bedroom, hallway, bathroom, dining-kitchen as well as our own private terrace. It was heavenly. It was in the… Read More

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Flying to Kefalonia, Greece In a Storm

Crash. What was that? I scratched my head for a moment before I resumed packing, slipping my last items into my hand-luggage before zipping it up proudly. Outside of my bedroom window, the wind raged. I could see leaves being thrown up and spun in a violent circle on my driveway. I was due to… Read More

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

A Missed Flight, A Speeding Ticket and Food Poisoning in One Day

It wasn’t the best day. I mean, it started off nice enough. I woke up to our last day in the sunny island of Mallorca. With a flight tonight at 5 minutes past midnight, I had the entire day to explore and relax. Today we were exploring the gorgeous village of Valldemossa which has been… Read More

Sunday, 4 August 2019

An Afternoon in Beautiful Sóller, Mallorca

My body was still shaking as we wound round the mountains on narrow, bending roads. My run-in with the Mallorcan police had left me in a state of shock and the last thing I wanted to do was return back to our villa. My blood was pumping through my veins, fuelled by adrenaline and frustration.… Read More

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Discovering The Southern Tip of Mallorca

Mallorca is a holiday hot-spot during the summer months. Millions of people flock to the Spanish island to enjoy the 29° temperatures and sandy beaches. Popular areas range from the capital city of Palma, the party town of Magaluf or the far north with picturesque Pollença. However, very rarely to we hear about the south… Read More

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Mallorca Eating-Out Guide: The Best Restaurants in Mallorca

Mallorca is a destination that I keep returning to again and again. There are many reasons why one may fall in love with this island paradise. You only need to glance at some of the many incredible things you can do in Mallorca in order to be sold on arranging a trip. But when I… Read More

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

The Worst 24 Hours in Sri Lanka

I woke up to a dull ache in my stomach. Groaning, I flipped over, hoping it would subside. But it only got worse. Beside me, Lewis was tossing and turning, his distress and pain evident. Eventually he couldn’t tolerate it any longer. “Bathroom.” He groaned feebly before stumbling towards the en suite. I rolled over… Read More

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Off the Beaten Track in Bentota, Sri Lanka

The shrill scream of a peacock sounded in my ears. It was a sound that sent shivers down my spine as I got immediate recollections from all those nature documentaries I used to binge-watch as a kid. Their sound is unmistakable, almost like a cry. The rain thumped on the canopy above us as we… Read More

Monday, 22 July 2019

Falling for Rotis but Having my Heart Broken by Beaches in Mirissa

It was a typical morning in Sri Lanka. And what a typical morning involves is being woken up at ridiculous-o’clock by some kind of racket on the street. This time it sounded like the neighbours were starting up a house-party at what I can only assume was 6am as the sunlight was only just starting… Read More

Thursday, 18 July 2019