Archive for the Travel Category
With a melange of places to visit and tons of low cost flights to make it possible, traveling has become one of the best ways to spend our free time. And although it’s always pleasant to travel with friends and family, sometimes you’ve just got to do it solo. However, traveling alone can also be quite lonely sometimes. So it’s best to try and make some travel friends on our journeys when possible.
Yes, it might prove to be difficult at first. But sometimes you’ll find a friendly face in the most unlikely of places. Below you’ll find a few ideas of how to make travel friends when out and about in the country you’re exploring!
How to Make Friends When Traveling Alone
Believe me, I’m all for traveling. In fact, I consider myself to be a bit of a travel junkie; it’s my addiction. And whilst most of my travel experiences were simply amazing, I’ve also had my fair share of unpleasant travel experiences. After all,who hasn’t? Here’s the travel lessons I’ve learnt through those unforgettable experiences.
Perched on the plug of an ancient dormant volcano, called Castle Rock, sits a beautiful castle which towers over the seemingly small buildings belonging to the ancient Scottish capital. It’s a place that echoes the footsteps of its past royal residents, the firing of cannons and the suffering of its prisoners. Indeed, some of you might have guessed it and others may have not, but the castle I’m on about is none other than the iconic Edinburgh Castle which I recently had the pleasure of visiting.
Whilst on my last vacation in Scotland a few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to visit the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden which allowed me to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the city. It also granted me the opportunity to relax on a bench and enjoy the simple things nature has to offer – the scents, the fresh air and the pretty colors. But the highlight of the day spent at the garden was definitely having a look and exploring inside the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden glass house. Have a look at some of the photos I took whilst there below!
As the colourful Luzzu stares out at the Mediterrean sea, knowing that his owner will soon appear, the sea gently rocks him from side to side attempting to lull him to sleep. But his eyes do not close. They continue to gaze fixedly out at sea, waiting apprehensively for the moustached man to show up in the early hours of the morning. For he knows that he must not sleep; he has a duty to protect his owner from evil at sea.
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Amsterdam is perhaps most famous for its canals, coffee shops and lush green parks. Yet, the colorful city is also pretty artistic too! Apart from the array of fine museums,which can be quite costly to enter but otherwise completely worthwhile, there’s also plenty of street art to see in Amsterdam’s open-air museum. So, if you happen to have some free time to explore the Venice of the north, rent a bike and get ready to explore the world of Amsterdam Street Art! Below our article highlights a few murals and works of art that can be found all around the city. Have a read through this post and find out where you can spot them!
Amsterdam Street Art Guide
Tucked away round the back of one of the most visited sites in Rome, one can find a small but immensely captivating obelisk which will most likely arouse your curiosity as it did mine on passing the statue. Indeed, the obelisk in question I’m making reference to is none other than the one and only found in Piazza Santa Maria sopra Minerva called the ‘Elephant and the Obelisk’.
The Story Behind the Bernini Elephant
As with most monuments, each one has a story to tell and this obelisk which is elevated on a unique pedestal is certainly no exception. It’s unprecedented Egyptian appearance, captivating history and interesting legend is one which ultimately stimulates thought about the past Roman civilization and leaves us yearning to learn more.
Situated by the Aniene River, just 30 kilometers east of Rome, is a wonderful town named Tivoli which emanates much of what Italy has to offer. With its terracotta buildings, cascading waterfalls, churches, medieval castle, fountains, lush greenery and monuments, it’s evident that Tivoli is brimming with character. If you’ve never been, you can get one step closer by looking at some of shots I took whilst on my visit!
The ancient city of Rome is regarded as a cultural mecca of sorts by many avid travelers around the globe. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, the place is always bustling with people of all ages and nationalities who are keen to enjoy all that Rome has to offer. And who could possibly blame them? The Italian capital is undeniably peppered with illustrious sites, some of the best art museums in Europe as well as fantastic restaurants serving up some of the tastiest Italian eats around. If you’re currently thinking about going off on a short holiday, a trip to the archaic city is one you should definitely consider. I’d say 5 Days in Rome will more than satisfy your desire to walk down its cobbled streets and to get well-acquainted with Italy’s culture. Have a look at our top attractions in Rome below, to get an idea of places to visit whilst you’re in the Italian capital.
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Smack in the north west of London lies a small part of the city which epitomizes the word alternative. Indeed, Camden town is one of London’s hidden gems. It’s as colorful as it is spectacular with its artsy streets, musical sounds, fabulous shops and mouthwatering scents. So, if you’re in London to shop till you drop, forget Oxford street, where you’ll find the big chains, and opt to hit Camden instead! Discover more about Camden Town in return full guide. Read More >>>>