Niseko vs. Hakuba

As it is a Sunday, I thought I’d take on a lighter tone from the more serious posts of the last few weeks. It seems that my most popular posts are essentially sarcastic rants about materialistic luxury items (see ‘Favourite Luxury Items‘ and ‘How to Dress Cool‘). This makes me wonder if the reason they are so popular is because it’s; A) Actually funny B) … Continue reading Niseko vs. Hakuba

Finding Your Serendipity

Since the end of its civil war a number of years ago, Sri Lanka is fast becoming the new Vietnam/Thailand as a holiday destination. It’s currently still in its development stage (the Ritz Carton is being constructed as we speak), which is why if you’ve ever fancied experiencing a place prior to a full ‘western tourist’ make over, Sri Lanka would have to be up there … Continue reading Finding Your Serendipity

There’s Something Magical About Barcelona

Did I ever tell you about the time I went backpacking across Western Europe? I was just outside of Barcelona, hiking in the foothills of Mount Tibidabo….. For those of you not familiar with this story, it’s from the TV Show Friends and it’s known as the magic story you use when you want to have sex (Youtube link here – Part 1, Part 2). I’m … Continue reading There’s Something Magical About Barcelona

A Second Round of Expectations

Paris. Many people say you either love it or hate it. I probably fall into the ‘love it’ column, simply because it’s a city I would always go back to. There are obviously many highs of Paris (e.g. Tour Eiffel) and yes there are unavoidable lows (Paris is comparatively dirty to London). Yet this generally isn’t a problem for places that you haven’t built up such … Continue reading A Second Round of Expectations