We’ve been to Sofia a couple of times now and we love it. At a glance, the city may appear to be in a state of disrepair. Many buildings require re-plastering and repainting and the pavements are peppered with potholes. The architecture displays the tell-tale brutalism of a former soviet state but this isn’t to… Continue reading A Snapshot of Sofia
Travel blogging is fun, hard work, and addictive. But how do you continuously come up with ideas? We are budget travellers, and our travelling styles is Travel, Work, Save, Repeat (see here for more info!). When you are travelling continuously, the hardest thing is finding the time to write. But what happens when you are in… Continue reading Travel Blogging Content: Coming Up With Ideas
Have you ever been given a room upgrade for FREE? We have…but it wasn’t by making this request that apparently can give you more space for the same amount of money. First of all, what is the request? ‘Please may I have a corner room?’ Apparently, in a lot of hotels, the corner rooms offer… Continue reading Can This Request Get You a Room Upgrade for Free?
We were delighted to be contacted by TL Travel, who interviewed us recently regarding our blog. Here is the Q&A, and you can read the whole article here! TL TRAVEL: Have you always been interested in travel writing, or is this something that came about after you began your travels? DANIEL: My interest in travel started very young.… Continue reading Travel Blog Q&A with TL Travel
Where does inspiration for travel come from? Sometimes we are inspired by a photograph, the price of a plane ticket (that one more than often for us!), or it could even be a work of fiction. I (Rachel) have just finished reading The Miniaturist (recommended, by the way – click here to read more about it),… Continue reading You Need to Read These 3 Books to Inspire your Next Adventure!
Ah travelling with a photographer. There are pros and cons. On one hand, you have incredible photographs that you can enjoy for years after an adventure, and on the other, you can end up standing around for hours waiting for your photographing friend to get that ideal shot. You may have noticed that we don't… Continue reading Could the Perfect Shot Ruin your Perfect Trip?
Vibrant green spring leaves hang overhead and the scent of jasmine wafts gently by in Plovdiv's old town. We're here in April and it is fair to say that spring has sprung. Traditionally Bulgarians will exchange red and white threads woven into bracelets during martenitsa. These are worn until the first stork or blossoming tree… Continue reading A Snapshot of…Plovdiv
We've written previously about a sightly dodgy AirBnB experience in Barcelona. I'm now sitting outside a pre booked apartmebt in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We are sat on the floor, with the host's phone turned off, and a lovely local beer beating at the gates of my second penile sphincter. What to do when your host doesn't… Continue reading When Airbnb Goes Wrong…
I didn’t want to go to the rainforest. Even before we had booked our trip to Malaysia, I had said these words. Why? Fear. I was afraid of everything to do with the rainforest, from the leeches that crawled beneath the feet, to the sheer volume of space. Easy to get lost, easy to run… Continue reading Blow Darts and Bug Bites – A Journey through Taman Negara Rainforest
We started our travel blog in May 2017, after a glorious visit to Lake Garda, Italy. It was something that we have been discussing for many years, but the beauty of Lake Garda compelled us to finally sit down and tell our stories. Since then, we have learnt some important lessons about blogging, but most… Continue reading Tips for Starting Your Travel Blog