In Tepotzlán you’ll find restaurants, bars, cafes, beautiful coloured buildings, authentic Mexican markets full of amazing food and a pretty challenging hike to the remains of Tepozteco temple. The town is about 40 minutes away from Mexico City and an hour away from Cuernavaca where we took the bus from outside the Adolfo Lópes Mateos market for just 20MXN. Once we arrived we visited the market which you can find on the main street near the cathedral. The food market has a lot of traditional…Continue Reading “A Guide to Tepotzlán, Mexico”

After a slightly delayed flight I arrived in Vietnam and had to immediately navigate the taxi system. There are two trusted taxi companies, Mai Linh Taxi and Vinasun Taxi but you’ll find it much cheaper to get an Uber. Mine cost £2.50 to get from the airport to Lee Hostel in District 1. Although Lee hostel is the cheapest, the breakfast included is really just a piece of bread and the water didn’t work at all during my first morning there, which meant no shower….Continue Reading “Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam”

You can get a lot done in three days in Copenhagen and also spend a lot of money. The best thing about the city is that all the tourist attractions are within walking or cycling distance. So our relaxing city break turned into a full blown walking holiday. We arrived early on Wednesday and took the metro from the airport to the Kongens Nytorv and had the pleasure of walking along Nyhavn on our way to the Bedwood Hostel. The location of this hostel in…Continue Reading “3-day Itinerary for Copenhagen, Denmark”

Zurich is a small city with a lot of character. The architecture reminds me of ski chalets and, with the mountains just a train ride away, you can even go skiing for a day just outside the city as part of your weekend away. There is also a wealth of museums and galleries within the city. The Kunsthaus is one of the biggest galleries featuring modern art, classical modernism and an impressive collection on illusionism. I visited the exhibition on Abraham Cruzvillegas, the Mexican artist,…Continue Reading “Things To Do on a Weekend in Zurich, Switzerland”

Angloville is a company which specialises in providing full English language immersion. Participants are given speaking sessions throughout the day and in just a week can make vast improvements in fluency. Volunteers receive the opportunity to see some of the sights in Warsaw and free accommodation during the programme. I spent one week with Angloville as a volunteer on their adult programme. These sessions involve full days of working with participants to improve their conversation skills and the intensity of the programme really provides results….Continue Reading “Volunteering with Angloville in Warsaw, Poland”

Cartagena was one of my favourite places to visit during my time in Colombia and you can explore a lot of surrounding islands and beaches from this city. Firstly, we decided to take a trip to the incredible floating hostel Casa en el Agua which is located a couple of hours away from Cartagena by boat. But a couple of hours can become six if you travel during choppy conditions. After getting soaked by the waves and enduring a lot of painful bumps along the way, we…Continue Reading “Cartagena and Surrounding Islands, Colombia”

I took a chiva (colourful Colombian bus) from my home in Santa Veronica to Santa Marta near Tyrona national park to continue exploring the Caribbean coast. The chiva took me as far as the nearest city, Barranquilla, for just 4,000 pesos (£1.11) and took a minibus from there to Santa Marta for 20,000 pesos (£5.62). The entire journey took about 4 hours to cover a pretty large stretch of the coast. Having been to Santa Marta a few times, I’ve stayed in a couple of…Continue Reading “More on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia: Santa Marta, Costeno Beach and Taganga”