No trip to India is complete without a trip to the Taj Mahal. Known globally as an act of love as well as a wonder of the world, people venture from all over the globe to witness the mausoleum that stands majestically over the River Yamuna in Agra, North India. Millions of people visit every single year, so here at my tips for making your visit as memorable as possible. The Story of the Taj Mahal It was built between 1631 and 1648 by over 20 thousand workers, under the instruction of the Emperor Shah Jahan, for the tomb of… View Post

“To drive in Delhi you must have three things – good breaks, good horn and good luck” We heard this multiple times during our three days stay in Delhi, India, but luckily for us, we were not driving, but it still didn’t stop me holding my breath everytime our driver sharply served to miss a rogue cow or I was practically in touching distance of the man in the tuk-tuk next to us. Before we arrived in Delhi, everyone I spoke to described it was an ‘assault on your senses’ and it is exactly what it is, but once you start… View Post

Furiously button bashing the controller trying to remember how to make Chun Li perform her infamous ‘flying bird kick’ I was taken straight back to my childhood and endless arguments with my older brother over computer games. Not an experience I was expecting on my weekend away in Budapest, but once we spotted it, it was not one we could avoid. As we headed down the stairs into Budapest’s computer game museum we were greeted with a room filled gaming memorabilia, Mario hung from the ceiling, while Yoshi guarded the plug socket and all the retro Tamagotchis that sat around it. Walking on the busy road in… View Post

Liverpool is definitely not renowned for its delicate, exotic cuisine. Not in the grand scheme of traditional things anyway. In fact, if you’re not from my neck of the woods, you probably imagine we all spend every evening tucking into a big old bowl of scouse with a slab of bread & butter on the side but we can refine our palates from time to time, I promise. So when I don’t feel like filling up on meat ‘n’ spuds in the comfort of my Liverpool (Wirral) home, I venture into the very heart of the city and show my… View Post

Glancing at my Fitbit I quickly realised that we had walked 38000 steps and were on target to match the 44000 from the day before, our legs were starting to tire but our minds were still fully set to explore mode. Budapest is very much a city to let your feet take the lead, from crossing the Chain bridge that adjoins Buda to Pest then climbing Castle hill to take in a bird’s eye view of the horizon with Parliament building at the centre.  Of course, there are other means of finding your way around the city, for those less… View Post

‘Our World Kitchen’ is something that I briefly started on here at the start of the year and then failed to continue but it is something that I get so excited about when I think of it, that I need to start it properly. Alongside all the foodie travels on here I have always wanted to post recipes, recipes inspired by our travels around the world and dishes we have loved a long the way. DJ is an incredible chef and is very talented at presenting food, I want to share his skills and inspire more home cooking, and hopefully… View Post

Travelling frequently means always looking for a bargain, for the majority of us anyway, and that often means flying low budget airlines, for me it is a no-brainer, I have now flown the majority of the European low-cost airlines and had varying experiences on all, the most recent being a return flight to Budapest with Wizz Air. Who are Wizz Air? Wizz Air is a Hungarian airline who first took off in 2004 and at present offer 500 routes from 28 destinations (a lot of which are situated in Eastern Europe) all across Europe. Their aim is to provide low-fare… View Post