Have you ever wondered what is it about travelling that inspires people to leave their homes and explore the far corners of the globe? I believe travelling changes people for the better – it helps them discover and even reinvent themselves. Journeying across continents is an exhilarating and richly rewarding experience, one that shouldn’t be put off . The tourism industry is booming with nearly four trillion pounds being spent on the travel sector every year. In fact, there’s never been a better time to see the beauty of the world for yourself, and all the excuses you’ve been making to postpone your travel dreams are just not good enough.
Oh, lovely Cambodia, where do I start? First, I need to say that Cambodia was never on my bucket list. At least until last year when a couple of friends told me about Angkor temples. It took me just a few clicks to realize I needed to see this UNESCO heritage site ASAP. The only question left was: what else to do in Cambodia for one week. Digging deeper for things to do in Cambodia I found a piece of paradise just a short flight away. The island of Koh Rong Sanloem seemed like a perfect choice to escape the European winter and extend Cambodian adventure.
Barcelona is one of the most beloved and cherished cities in Spain thanks to its art, culture and stunning architectural designs. Known for its vibrancy, as well as being the capital of the Catalonia region, once you visit Barcelona, you will be astounded by how incredible the city is. The magical Mediterranean climate will make your holiday better by ensuring you get an experience of a lifetime. Despite the beauty and attractiveness of the city as a whole, here are 5 things to see in Barcelona which you simply cannot miss.
If you ever visit Umbria, the green heart of Italy, please do yourself a favor and don’t stay in an ordinary hotel. Stay in a local farmhouse or better yet, stay in a castle. First of all, castles are usually situated in great locations with fantastic views. Second, they are much more intimate. And last but not the least, you don’t get to wake up as a king or a princess every day, right? If you do, please drop me a line and tell me your secret 😉 Castello di Giomici (Giomici castle in English) is a pet friendly retreat that offers perfect getaway from everyday hustle and bustle in the green oasis of Umbria.
I believe it is safe to say Gorenjska is the most beautiful region in Slovenia. If you visit Slovenia you definitely shouldn’t miss world famous Bled with the small island in the middle of the lake, its bigger brother Bohinj lake, Kranjska gora area, alpine valleys with scenic drives and waterfalls, not to mention the limitless hiking opportunities in Triglav national park. However, if you don’t have enough time to visit Gorenjska but you still want to feel the touch of beautiful Slovene nature, visiting Brdo Park near Ljubljana airport is a nice alternative. Brdo Estate is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs if you have a few hours before your flight, or if you are staying close to the airport.
After I found out about Angkor and saw the photos of those gorgeous temples, the decision to visit Cambodia was very easy. The harder part was figuring out the details, such as: how many days I need to visit the temples, what to wear, whether to hire a tour guide or to do it by ourselves… you know, all the basic questions everyone else asks before visiting such a magnificent place for the first time. This is probably one of the reasons you found my post, right? 😉 Lucky for you (and me of course), I did A LOT of homework before fixing our Siem Reap itinerary so now I can give you all the answers on a silver platter. You can thank me by using my Booking.com link where we both earn 15€ with your hotel booking. So now you can thank me twice. 😉
Before making any concrete plans, be sure to read my Visit Los Angeles post which will provide you with basic information and travel tips about visiting the City of Angels. If you already decided to visit only the popular highlights, or if you are for some reason short on time, here are my suggestions of 5 things to do in Los Angeles which will optimise your time and make the most out of your LA trip. This could actually be quite a decent example of your »weekend in Los Angeles« itinerary.