As much as I love planning trips in advance I enjoy making spontaneous trips. Last spring when I got redundant at my previous job and was sitting at home and thinking what to do next, I decided to go home and visit my family (also, being without a job in Russia is much cheaper than being in the same situation in London). Last minute tickets to Saint Petersburg are around £250-£300 which is quite expensive. Luckily, I had an American Express credit card (Amex) I had been using to collect miles. How it works is for every £1 spent you earn 1 mile. I use it every time I need to pay for anything, thus I’ve collected thousands of miles over a few years. It’s connected to a British Airways account and you can use it to cover your flight costs. You end up paying only airport taxes, which are vary from one place to another. For the dates I wanted to travel there was no economy class flight available, only business class. I ended up paying £25 and around 17000 miles for a business class ticket home (economy flight for other days cost 7000 miles). Since the only reason…

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  For Easter, I was thinking of going to New York but my friend convinced me to go to Iceland. Why not? I saw a lot of amazing photos of this place and of course wanted to go there too. I didn’t spend a lot of time preparing for this trip, I only looked at some places to visit and booked the cheapest accommodation on Booking.com. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need a car. Road conditions can vary ( we got in a snow storm and a strong storm with a rain), so make sure you book something better than the cheapest option. What can I say… Probably European bank holidays is not the best time to go there because it felt a little crowded. To take a beautiful photo of waterfalls was #missionimpossible (I mean without people on the background). The wreck of the plane was the most popular place, luckily we got there in the late afternoon when the majority of people were already gone. There is one main road (the Golden Circle) that goes around the country, and it’s recommended to have 10 days to go around it.Well, we only had…

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Summer has officially started and I see more and more people coming to the city to enjoy their holidays. Every time I go away I write a list of things to take and places to see. For your visit to London take the most comfortable shoes because even though it doesn’t look big on the map, the city is huge. Here is the list of items from the pic above. Let me know in comments what are your travel essentials 🙂 1. Miss Selfridge Femme Slogan Tee 2. Hollister Ultra Low-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans 3. Kate Spade Sunset Sandals 4. MM6 Maison Margiela Unstructured Backpack 5. London Photo Guide – The Instagram Guide to London 6. is full of food and shopping recommendations. 7. 8. Cat eye Spring Sunglasses 9. Travel Mug Bamboo Melamine Black Zig Zag 10. Doppler Uni Magic Fiber Red Umbrella 11. Juicy Couture Women’s Fergie Casual Watch 12. Swarovski Slake Wrap Bracelet 13. White Triangle Diamond Ring 14. Issey Miyake Geometric Earrings 15. Horizn Studios’ Cabin Trolley with a portable charger Have a great trip!  

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If I’m not mistaken it was Autumn of 2000 when we were studying world explorers at geography class. The teacher wasn’t able to keep an order in a class and everyone was talking and not paying attention to what she had to say. But not me. I was so intrigued and fascinated by those people and what they did so I was dreaming about being an explorer myself. That was the time when I said to 12-year-old self that I have to see a Cape of a Good Hope. I can’t recall why exactly this place, but it’s been on my mind ever since. Fast forward to 2016, I’m on a long flight London – Johannesburg still not believing I’m actually doing this – going to make my childhood dream come true! We spent 10 days exploring Cape Town and it’s surroundings. It’s an incredible place with the most beautiful scenery I ever saw in my life. We spent 10 days exploring Cape Town and it’s surroundings. It’s an incredible place with the most beautiful scenery I ever saw in my life. There are 2 oceans, a massive national park with a Table Mountain, surfing, vineyards, and penguins! What else…

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What I love doing the most is planing my trips and booking this time in my calendar. Yes, I’m a planning geek… Anyway, I recently went to Portugal for work and small holiday after. Lisbon is the place where I got an idea of starting this blog. I was very excited to back and explore this city one more time. The beauty of going to the same place for the second time is there is no rush to see as much as possible. This time I checked all my favourite places in the city centre, had a massive overdose of pastel de nata and spent some on a beach in Cascais. If you go to Lisbon, check out these 2 places: Pastéis de Belém Manteigaria Fábrica de Pastéis de Nata And please, don’t feel guilty about holiday fat after all Pastel de Natas you eat there… It really worth it! 😀   Pin this post

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