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The animal lover in me squirmed with joy when I got to know that I am walking with alpacas, as part of the #GreatBritishSurprise campaign. I bloody LOVE alpacas. They are the softest being on earth, the cutest beings and also the most curious beings. I feel like I need to calm down my excitement to actually write this article. Let’s start from the beginning. Alpacaly ever after was born as an interesting idea between Terry and Emma, thinking what to do in their spare time. I completely agree with them – there is nothing better than raise a herd…

One of the most surprising destinations for me has been Ljubljana. I did not necessarily have an expectation to what it should be, however the only word to describe it is – magical. Going to Slovenia for a day and half as I did is merely not enough to admire this stunning country, however even with limited time try and give it a visit. Also, it is almost Christmas time, and if you are in a bit of wonder where to go and what to do, I would strongly recommend this beauty. It will also give you an opportunity to…

Why aye man, I made the trip up North and it was champion. OK, this is all I can handle from my new Northern dictionary. Joke aside, Newcastle and the Lake District – put those destinations on your must visit list in the UK, as they are both amazing. When I opened my #GreatBritishSurprise envelope and it said Newcastle and the Lake District, I was excited but at the same time I did not know what to expect from newcastle in particular. Given most of my information about the town was based on watching Geordie Shore back in the day,…

I feel that so much has already been said about Venice that I am somewhat lost for words. It is also very difficult to describe a feeling a city invokes in a person. How do you describe that warm sensation, like you are constantly being caressed  by the person you are in love with it?  This is Venice to me – perfect, warm, enigmatic and full of untold stories. You can experience Venice in many different shapes or forms. For example, going at 12 pm in Piazza San Marco is probably not the same as going at 7. Walking through…

As much as I did not appreciate Budapest, a much as I was pleasantly surprised by Zagreb. What an authentic place, right in the centre of Europe. There are very few tourists, at least this time of year, and you know what? I really enjoyed it. Listening to locals, blending in and not having someone with a Nikon every 2 meters. Also, given that I am Bulgarian, I kind of understand a good chunk of what is going on around me given the similar languages. Zagreb is cheap. Literally everything is cheap and you will feel like you are getting…

OK, OK… before you start wondering what is wrong with me, hear me out. I just did not click with the town, ad I think there are plenty of reasons for that. I rarely am unimpressed with the places I visit but Budapest was one of those places. I think the hype around it has probably elevated it to an extent, and the reality was a bit more flat in comparison.  Especially given my overall trip together with Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste and Venice.  I will do a proper comparison post but let’s concentrate on Budapest here. The city’s Parliament, Buda…

I had my brief trip to Toronto some time ago, and a smart guy recommended that I should visit Toronto island on the weekend. I now recommend that to you, if you visit Toronto, hop on the ferry and go to the island for a day trip. It is gorgeous. The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (the ferry docks) is located between Bay Street and Yonge Street on Queens Quay. The ferries are ongoing, so pretty much just pop to the terminal, buy your ticket there and get on the next ferry. I believe you can buy tickets online and you…

I recently visited Toronto and one of my first stops on the list was Allan Gardens. I have had massive Instagram FOMO, following Toronto based Instagrammers and their snaps of this gem. It probably resembles the Sky Garden in London but it is quieter and more intimate. The area in which Allan Gardens are located is what I would call up and coming. It is probably something like Brixton 6-7 years ago. The garden is more than a 100 years old and is open to the public, drum roll – free of charge. It is full of gorgeous tropical plants,…

One cannot go to Santa Monica and not visit The Ivy at the shore. Well, you can but you at least need to take a picture with it. Why? Because it probably is the prettiest facade in all of LA. I am kind of assuming it is inspired by our Chelsea favourite – The Ivy on King’s Road. The Ivy at the shore in located right on Ocean Avenue and next to the Santa Monica pier. Ivy at the shore Santa Monica Anyway, we went for full on brunch and here is what I think. Before I start though, I…

OK, those of you who follow me on Instagram know I was in Lisbon back in spring. This post is really (like really) delayed. However, in the meantime life happened and I just had no time to write my destination posts. Those are the ones that take me the longest, as I try to make them as useful as possible and give you a glimpse of travel through my lens. Back on topic – Lisbon. It was my first time in Portugal. I think what surprised me is that the mentality and culture are quiet different to Spain. I found…