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

I visited Warsaw for a weekend in April this year, it was part The Money Shop’s £200 challenge, which we marginally failed but you can read more about that here. The weekend break marked my first time in Poland and what I am sure will not be my last. Whether you are touring Poland or looking for a European city break, Warsaw is a place you must visit, the contrast of the old with the new, as well as the history makes for an engaging, at times emotional but overall fascinating visit. Here is your guide for things that you… View Post

What am I expecting from my first trip to India? I am expecting to be shocked. I want to be shocked. I want the complete cultural shock that I mildly found in South East Asia, the now irrational fear that I felt when I first stepped off the train in Mongkok, Hong Kong. You see, every time I mention to one of my ‘non-traveller’ friends that I am heading to India I get the same reaction, the reaction of ‘Really?!’ ‘Are you sure?’, apprehensive reactions built from a mixture of stories and pre judgments. Every time I hear those reactions, I am… View Post