Travel is such a personal thing, and we all have our reasons for wanting to jet off abroad. For some, it’s a chance to relax and take a break from the daily grind. For others, it’s a chance to learn more about different places in the world. Some people love to travel to attend festivals celebrating music, religion and art- and others will want to find out more about culinary dishes across the world. If you travel often, chances are you love going away for all of the above reasons! If you’re thinking of ideas for your next getaway, here are some recommendations based on the kind of break you’re after.
We have been throwing coins into fountains for as long as we have had fountains to throw coins into. The main reason for this is that water is required for life, therefore, statues of Gods were often found near wells/water sources turning them into shrines.
Ahead of me, I could see something stumbling across the road. Unsteady on its feet and squeaking. A tiny tabby kitten, hungry and alone. Or so I thought. I scooped her up and held her tight to soothe her and let her know it was going to be alright. Against a wall lay another kitten, ginger, lying still, limp and completely covered with ants. The were no signs of life until I gave him a gentle nudge. He gasped and fell still again. I brushed away the ants and held him with his sister and tried to give them some water.
Okay, so don’t judge too harshly. Don’t worry – I’m not one of those flashpacking types! Neither am I the sort of girl who would rather do one month of luxury travel instead of six months “slumming” it in various countries. Quite simply, no traveller has lived until they have spent a night in an Indian sleeper! All the same, I don’t enjoy calling people for the way they like to experience new things. At least they are getting out of England and seeing the world. If anything, I see their point of view. So, even with the nagging fear I’ll get excommunicated by the community, here’s my case for a bit of R&R.
As daunting as the idea of travelling alone may be – everyone should experience it at least once in their lives. You might think that you’d never have the confidence to set off out into the world alone, but once you’ve taken that first step, you’ll realise how much you control your own destiny.
There have been a lot of reports in the media about Ryanair splitting up passengers who do not pay for an upgrade. This is my recent experience.
I have flown Ryanair many times, and although I am ranting away about them, I will most likely fly with them again. Why? Because they are a budget airline and I am a budget traveller. I like cheap flights to great places. I love a great deal, and if you know how to handle them properly, Ryanair will give you just that . . .cheap flights.