Backpackers guide to the galaxy
Corporate professional Ansoo Gupta has been travelling for 20 years,and her most recent journey was a…
Added by Ansoo Gupta on April 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Whether you preferred style of travel is back-packing around the world, luxury spa breaks or cheap package holidays, I believe that everyone should take each chance they can to soak up the local culture. However, it is always useful to have a heads up on local customs and…Continue
Added by Kathryn Burrington on March 29, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments
We are very excited about the launch of Girl About the World and what better way to celebrate than to kick things off with a competition!
We have a great prize for one lucky winner…
This hilarious book has great tips for 60 different countries – “an…Continue
Added by Girl About the World on March 18, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments
Wellington isn’t exactly known for its great weather. But, on a rare day when the sun comes out and the wind dies out, there is nothing quite like it. And when that sunny day happens to fall on a Saturday, it’s even better.
Recently we were lucky enough to be in Wellington on one of those once in a blue moon Saturdays, and here’s our list of the best things to do in Wellington when it is sunny:…Continue
Added by Bonnie Etherington on March 17, 2013 at 4:16am — No Comments
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The ITB Berlin, the world’s leading fair for the travel industry,attracts also bloggers like us since 2012 .
This year it should have been about 250 bloggers who have had a look at the fair. Nearly 10,000 exhibitors and a series of programs and lectures made sure that none of the bloggers, visiting the fair, waists his time.…
Added by Udo Weisner on March 15, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments
We’ve been working on this blog for a little while now and can definitely say we are ready to get started, there is only so much planning you can do, at some point you just have to get on and do it!
So, a little bit about us – Girl About the World is a travel blog… We have a passion for travel, writing, cool photos, adventurous activities and generally just doing fun stuff! With that in mind, you probably know what to expect… Stories, news, reviews,…Continue
Added by Girl About the World on March 13, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
While it’s raining and cold in the middle of our British weather I was delighted to take refuge in the warm and welcoming Palm House at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to experience the Malaysian Glasshouse Trail.
Entering the Glasshouses through the famous 19th Century Palm House, I had my first introduction to the Malaysia Trail. Throughout the trail, there are panels that detail the scientific significance of each of the plants in addition to explaining the past and current…
Added by Alison Cryer on February 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Germans usually get a bad rap for their food as being flavourless, fattening, or just plain boring and many people think it's all about the <em>wurst</em>. Sure, this place boasts over 1500 different kinds of sausages but in the Bavarian region lots of other dishes crafted from age old home recipes are some of the coziest comfort food you'll find. I discovered there really is more to Germans than their wieners.
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I was in the shower when the postman rang. Hurriedly, I threw on a dressing gown, and went to see what he wanted. Nice dressing gown, said the postman, as I signed for my Recorded Delivery parcel.
So it is. A Chinese silk one, which I bought in Singapore a few years ago. That’s a city in which it’s possible to pub-crawl, shop and look for somewhere to eat all at once, and the dressing gown was bought on just such an expedition. We ended that evening with the Singapore speciality,…Continue
Added by Keith Kellett on January 10, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments
That world is like that bird I saw today, he just glanced over his shoulder while sitting on my balcony, and with almost a wink, flies off into that very blue dot. And I think... If he can! We sure as hell can to.
Get busy living or get busy dying
Added by Adam&Amanda on January 9, 2013 at 3:01am — No Comments
High Street on New Years Day, and not a shop in sight! A couple of weeks ago we set off to walk over Mardale and were thwarted by road works en-route to the car park. Not to be deterred we had a pretty good walk at the other end of the valley over Bampton Fell.
The first day of 2013 was the first fine day,…Continue
Added by Alvina Labsvirs on January 7, 2013 at 9:10pm — No Comments
The other day I was engaged in a very fun conversation at #TNI (Traveler’s Night In) which is a weekly travel chat on Twitter (every Thursday, 15:30-17:00 ET – join in, it’s great fun!). One of the discussions was about letting your kids travel alone. Some people are comfortable enough to do just that, but some are worried about letting their kids travel.
This post is not meant to give you parental advice since I…Continue
Added by Aggy on January 5, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments
2012 is almost over and I must say it has been a great year. I got to travel to a lot of places, mostly those destinations I’ve always wanted to go.
During those travels, I was also lucky enough to try delicious cuisines. Here are some of my favourite food (and drink!) during 2012.
Added by Aggy on December 29, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments
As I pulled apart my Big Mac, I couldn't help…Continue
Added by Darren Crocker on December 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Besides traveling one of my favourite things to do is cook! I’m not a great chef, but I do know how to mix together tasty ingredients from time to time. For family get-togethers, I make these yummy Sicilian Croquettes or arancini all Siciliana. They are always a hit and I often get asked for the recipe.
Arancini are considered a typical southern Italian dish from the city of Messina, Sicily where they may have originated from some time in the 10 century. The fillings vary…Continue
Added by Cristina on December 21, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments
Ever since I discovered Aggy’s blog and read her posts about Bucharest, I couldn’t stop comparing our experiences when living in this interesting city. This post is a way to share with you my personal story of how I ended up living in Romania for a year. I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And hope that after reading it you would consider spending few days in this city full of contrasts even if it lacks this “wow…Continue
Added by Aggy on December 19, 2012 at 11:34pm — No Comments
Hop on Tram 15 from downtown's Figueira Square or Comercio Square or take the railway train from Cais do Sodré to the small town of Belém for the creamiest, softest, (and oldest)…Continue
Added by Cristina on December 15, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I visited Kauai Hawaii last April and wrote a blog post about my top 5 things to do over there.Continue
Added by Freya Renders on December 2, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments