Category Archives: Western Europe

La Ville Lumière: An Essential Travel Guide to Paris

One of the first cities in the world to get electricity, Paris was quickly dubbed the City of Lights (La Ville Lumière) and has since become synonymous with romance, with people travelling the world over to spend time in the City of Love. Paris can be somewhat polarising too though.  Before our visit, I must admit, […]

Bouncing Around Barcelona – The bike tour with a difference

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the second most populous municipality in Spain, has many claims to fame – a world-renowned football team, impressive tourism figures and weather to make most jealous – but there’s something special about this incredible city that most people aren’t aware of. It plays host to one of the best […]

Annecy – The Reason We’ve Fallen in Love with South-Eastern France!

Located in South-Eastern France, Annecy seeks to be a marvellous secret that people-in-the-know carefully guard for themselves. Less than an hour from Geneva, Switzerland, Annecy makes a fantastic day trip or weekend away.  Built around an ice-blue coloured lake, lined by the towering French Alps, there are few places we’ve visited as breathtakingly beautiful as […]

Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park – A Must See in France?

The one brand in the world that really needs no introduction. Disney. The happiest place on earth.  Where dreams come true.  Where fantasies come to life and where big kids become small again. As a child it was always a family dream to one day visit Disneyland and when it did eventually happen, I remember […]

Parisians: Is What They Say About Them True?

Parisians have quite the reputation around the world and sure enough, when we booked our flight to France, the warnings started coming in… Don’t let them think you’re from the UK – be sure to tell them you’re Kiwis. Start with as much French as you can – they won’t like if it you speak […]

An Introduction to Teaching in Southern Spain with Sonja

Welcome to the first of (what will hopefully be many posts) featuring teachers from around the world. For people with a love of travelling, teaching is sometimes seen as a way to see the world whilst drawing a steady income and immersing themselves in the local culture.  Teaching can of course be a fabulously fulfilling vocation, […]