East of Croydon, Travels through South East Asia: Book Review

East of Croydon takes us out on location with a camera crew to make a travel inspired documentary for the BBC. Perkins starts off in Vietnam where rice is like ‘white gold’ and rice farming proves to be back breaking work.  East of Croydon: Let the games begin! Perkins laps up the generous hospitality of […]

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Question Time: Overrated Travel Experience?

Have you ever been on holiday somewhere and returned home feeing completely underwhelmed, an overrated travel experience? The bloggersphere, social media, travel magazines etc. never stop bombarding us with ‘must see’ attractions and destinations. Great Expectations  What a terribly sad and somewhat psycho story that was! 😆Hopefully none of us will react that badly to […]

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22 Rumours about your Morocco Holiday: Setting the Record Straight!

People who have had a Morocco holiday seem to have quite strong opinions about the place, I guess that’s because it’s such a distinct country and culturally rich experience (certainly not a predictable and run of the mill holiday destination). Should you believe all the hype about Morocco? Here are a few of my ‘before […]

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Bahai Palace, Royal Beauty in Marrakech

Yes, Bahai Palace is one of the most commonly talked about tourist attractions in Marrakech and it seems like absolutely everyone goes there in droves, but I actually found Bahai Palace to be quite impressive and worth the whistle stop visit. Everywhere you look there are ornate arches, exquisite ceilings, handsome doors and colourful mosaics, […]

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Out and about Marrakech: The Souks, Headaches from Haggling and a Pharmacy Appointment!

You will never be underwhelmed by Marrakech, it lives up to it’s reputation and has you in a trance the moment you arrive. Marrakesh is the centre point of Moroccan tourism, bursting with colour, movement, smells and sounds to make you forget the world you left behind when you stepped of the plane. I enjoyed […]

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Out and About in Mauritius #4

Next, a quick visit to one of the best sugar factories I’ve see on my travels so far, (well actually it wasn’t quick, it  was a pretty long visit given the size of the factory and outside grounds) an interesting tour at the L’Aventure du Sucre (Sugar Adventure), in Pamplemousse Mauritius. You’ll learn some of the history behind […]

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Books on the Beach: Cycling from India to Europe for Love?

What a beautifully written story, a true story. The author of ‘The Amazing Story of the Man who Travelled to India for Love’ uses such rich and vivid description that I felt like ‘I was there’ with the characters right from the opening chapter, absorbing the sounds, their sights, tastes, thoughts and feelings throughout. The […]

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Yellow Bird Hotel: Barbados

Budget friendly, highly praised and value for money I’m a stickler for reviews, Trip Adviser etc…and was really impressed with the overwhelming positive feedback on the Yellow Bird Hotel Barbados. Furthermore, it’s very reasonably priced in comparison to the big east/west coast, all-inclusive resorts. If you’re on a tight budget, or want to claw back more […]

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Barbados: St Lawrence Gap is Where it’s at?

Anyone who knows anything about Barbados will be familiar with all the hype surrounding St Lawrence Gap. Party scene Clubs Bars Restaurants Nightlife Street vendors All things touristy Down to earth Affordable hotels Lively vibe Dover beach Close to Oistins and Bridgetown It just wouldn’t be right not to spend at least a few nights in the […]

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Welcome to Grenada! Rude Staff at Maurice Bishop International Airport.

After long flight, rude staff at Maurice Bishop International Airport is the last thing you need. Nobody expected to be greeted with the rude and hostile attitude of some ‘female’ immigration staff we encountered, and these women were and embarrassment to Grenada. What a welcome!! Perhaps these staff did not wish to encourage tourism into Grenada […]

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