Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to your Emirates flight from Sydney to London. We trust you enjoyed your private limousine ride to the airport this morning. In the First Class cabin, you will find an amenities kit stocked full of pyjamas, socks, Bvlgari shower gels and other on-board essentials. As you are escorted … Continue reading Emirates First Class Review
Throughout Italy, P and I travelled via train, across from Rome to Venice, on to Verona, Florence, Pompeii, Sorrento, Cinque Terre, Naples, Pisa...The question is after all this travel: train travel through Italy, yay or nay? PROS No turning up at an airport (largely out of town and at least an hour from the city) … Continue reading Train Travel Through Italy
Happy birthday to this little blog of mine!! I'm proud to say that I've made it a year blogging, at least once or twice a week, for an entire 365 days, which is crazy considering how many blogs I've started before that have hardly reached the one month mark! From a place to cushion my … Continue reading Of Tea and England Turns 1!
1 Sydney - Dubai - London Gatwick Sydney became a tiny pin dot as the A380 soared towards more adventurous lands. Inside the cabin, I was busy writing a letter to myself, not to be opened for at least 6 months. "Here's to hoping everything turns out so much better than even your dreams could … Continue reading Flights
"Fira-Kamari!" It is the anthem of Santorini, along with "Fira-Oia" and "Fira-Perissa", a host of coaches well-worn ferrying eager travellers across Santorini island. After a day of lounging in the sun at Villa Manos (our hotel, with one epic view, might I add), P and I went to board a bus to Kamari. P hopped … Continue reading Fira-Kamari, This Bus!
From up here the tiny town of Vernazza looked a mere toy town, with little wooden people almost entirely still on the sand and in the sea, and perfectly pastel houses too pretty to possibly be real. The battlements upon which we stood was worth the steep climb and winding steps, as we took in … Continue reading Views from Vernazza, Cinque Terre
Nick laughed as I ducked behind a statue of a pilot in all its multicoloured glory (for the kids, obvs) with Lewis saying, "You're finally tall enough!" I jumped out from my perch as the staff came in and ushered everyone towards a media room, which in reality had a bunch of chairs set up … Continue reading Touring the Concorde, Manchester Airport
Let's ignore the fact that my legs are more sunburnt than C's were when I accidentally gave her poisonous sunscreen to use (don't ask), but hey! Look! Everything's blue, and incredible, and hot and sunny and ahhhhh here comes the sunburn again... There's nothing like chasing your friend from pit stop to pit stop on … Continue reading Volcano Hopping in Santorini
1 Europe is RIGHT there (and yes, flights are so so so cheap!) In the six months I was living in England, I flew to Europe 8 times, and the MOST I spent on any one flight out of the UK was $180, and that was the most by a long shot. We got 2 … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Every 20-Something Should Live in the UK for at Least a Year
I've recently become enamoured with the idea of manifesting and visualisation (the renowned The Secret definitely came to play here after my friend, N, swore that it completely changed her life!) And, given my blog, my thoughts, my dreams and my wish list, travel is a major part of my personal vision board. So, without … Continue reading Travel Vision Board