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Hue – Vietnam

Hue – Vietnam

One of the main cultural highlights of our trip to Vietnam was visiting Hue, the country’s former capital.  Located in central Vietnam by the Perfume River, Hue has a fascinating history of emperor dynasties, invasion and battle.  One of the best ways to learn more...

Hanoi – Vietnam

Hanoi – Vietnam

The northernmost stop on our tour of Vietnam was Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city.  I had heard great things about it - from its fascinating history to the fact that it has a diverse array of influences, including Chinese and French.   If I'm honest, the first thing that...

Hoi An – Vietnam

Hoi An – Vietnam

Vietnam is a country that I have been wanting to visit for a long time, especially as I adore Vietnamese food and I'd heard so many great things about it.  The first proper stop on our trip was to the ancient riverside town of Hoi An.  We had caught a flight from Ho...

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the House of Commons to attend the South Asia and Middle East (SAME) Forum, hosted by chairman Khalid Nadeem, who kindly invited me.  As you enter the House of Commons, you come through St Stephen’s Hall, which is incredibly...

How To Have A Happier Life

How To Have A Happier Life

Happiness is the highest form of wealth and living life in a way that is conducive to happiness can be relatively simple.  I can certainly vouch for the fact that these ten steps have worked wonders for me in terms of improving my overall happiness in life – so...

20 Stories – Manchester

20 Stories – Manchester

Since I moved to Manchester fairly recently, I’ve been keen to try more of the city’s restaurants.  It’s an exciting time for Manchester right now, with so many new bars and restaurants popping up.  20 Stories was one place in particular that I had on my list, after...

7 Things To Do In Queenstown

7 Things To Do In Queenstown

Queenstown was by far one of my favourite places that I visited in the south island of New Zealand.  It is a destination that has it all - incredible mountain ranges, stunning lakes and a great overall vibe.  Here are my top 7 recommendations for things to see and do...

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds

One of the many stops on our tour around the south island of New Zealand was the sun-drenched town of Blenheim, a great base to experience the wine country, not to mention stunning Marlborough Sounds. Keen to try some of New Zealand’s wine whilst in the country, we...

Glaciers In New Zealand

Glaciers In New Zealand

New Zealand has no shortage of incredible views to admire and there's no dispute that the country's glacial mountains provide some of its most spectacular scenery.  Located in the south island of New Zealand, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier draw people in from far...

Glenorchy + Arrowtown

Glenorchy + Arrowtown

Having just spent over 3 weeks travelling around New Zealand’s south island visiting most of the recommended destinations, I can safely say that Queenstown was my favourite of all.  Not just because it’s such a happening destination but also because there’s so much to...

New In: Gianvito Rossi

New In: Gianvito Rossi

I seem to have a new and unintended ‘hobby’.  Recently, I can’t seem to get enough of luxury fashion hauls and unboxing blogs/videos.  Frivolous I know but hear me out.   It’s really quite strange because before, even the name ‘haul’ would make me shiver with...

Views Of Lake Wanaka

Views Of Lake Wanaka

Greetings from New Zealand!  I’ve been off the radar for the past few weeks because I’ve been travelling non-stop around New Zealand’s south island.  There’s plenty more on that to come and I have lots of recommendations to share, which I will be putting up on here in...