10 days in the UAE: What to do in Dubai (Part One)

I've just returned home from 10 days in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), starting off in Dubai and working my way across to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with my family. I was a little bit apprehensive on my flight from London Gatwick to Dubai as it's not my normal kind of holiday...I'm more of … Continue reading 10 days in the UAE: What to do in Dubai (Part One)

Star gazing in La Serena, Chile

Taking a 6 hour bus ride from Santiago you can arrive in the small town of La Serena. From here it's easy to travel deeper into the Elqui valley to pay a visit to La Vicuña and its famous star gazing observatory. The budget conscious traveller  Travelling South America on a tight budget is a pretty difficult … Continue reading Star gazing in La Serena, Chile

São Paulo: buskers, giant avocados and failed bloco’s 

We came to São Paulo after visiting Rio de Janeiro during carnival where the bar was set pretty high on Brazilian cities. Unfortunately by the time we left São Paulo a few days later we were pretty underwhelmed.  Arrival  We arrived fresh(ish) off of the overnight bus from paraty to São Paulo bus terminal at … Continue reading São Paulo: buskers, giant avocados and failed bloco’s