TALLINN, perhaps not a place that jumps to mind for an interrailing itinerary, or the most obvious choice for a quick city-break, but the 2011 Capital of Culture and the birthplace of Skype offers a unique blend of modern, medieval and Soviet charm that completely won me over. Nestled between Russia and Finland, the Estonian … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2013
I’m going to Madrid… and Seville… and Granada!
I’m very excited to say that I’m visiting Spain again! Unfortunately I’ll only be there for a week (I was determined to pack in a visit during my final semester at university – especially as England has been horrendously sun deprived this year) but I’m planning on making every minute count. I’m flying into Madrid … Continue reading
What to do in Barcelona for 3 days
BARCELONA is one my favourite cities. My trip there left me swooning over the bustling, bright Catalan capital. With a brilliant beach, a distinctive culture and heaps of amazing sights and things to do it’s hardly surprising that Barcelona is firmly entrenched on the backpacking circuit. As with much of Western Europe, the city isn’t … Continue reading
Visiting a Kampot pepper plantation
KAMPOT pepper was once a world famous commodity, shipped all the way out to Europe, coveted by the most venerated chefs, and a must-have at the tables of the finest restaurants, its reputation was second to none. Then the Khmer Rouge happened, and Kampot’s pepper plantations were ripped up during the following years of senseless … Continue reading