Skiing Shenanigans

Without even asking, my roster fell in such a way that I was able to join my Mum, Dad and Sister for a few days skiing. With a midnight landing meaning I had all of Tuesday off, followed by 3 days off and then a late departure on the Saturday I would get a few…

A Short But Sweet Ski Trip

I know I’ve ONLY just got back from leave, but those two flights clearly tired me out and it was time for me to go and crash my parents ski trip again. I was landing in the early hours from Frankfurt, so I had the whole of Saturday to catch a flight hopefully to either…

Incomparable Iceland

It was time for me to head away on leave again and I was really excited to be exploring outside of the Emirates network and going to Reykjavík in Iceland. Another new country to add to my list, taking my total up to 51! I was going with two of my best friends from home,…

Stopping Off In Singapore

The last stop of our Balinese adventure was to Kuta and we made our way over to the makeshift boat terminal on the beach which was just absolutely packed out with tourists. I couldn’t believe how many people were pulling in and out of here each day. As we pulled back into Padang Bai from…

Going To Gili T

The final stop of our Indonesian adventure was to a different island of Gili Trawangan just east of Bali, and out of the three Gili Islands more known for being a party island. We left our beautiful accommodation in Ubud and drove over to Padang Bai where we would take a fast boat over to…

Idyllic Indonesia

Onto the next leg of the trip we were moving onto Ubud, more in the main land of Bali rather than along the coast. I had booked to stay in an AirBNB and the owner arranged a driver to come and collect us from Seminyak. The drive over took around an hour and 15 minutes…

A Day In Dubai to Sisters In Seminyak

It was finally time for my sister to arrive in Dubai before we headed away on holiday to Bali. She landed into Dubai at 8am on Wednesday morning and we spent a couple of days together in Dubai before I did a quick turn around to Iran and it was off away. Collecting her from…

Kempt Katoomba

The final leg of my trip was in Sydney, one of my favourite cities to visit. Wanting to do something I hadn’t done before, and maybe not so achievable on a layover, myself and Katie (sadly it was back to work for Sophie) decided to head out to the Blue Mountains National Park to the…

The Great Barrier Reef

Continuing on from my previous post… we had finally arrived in Cairns and straight away got speaking to the concierge to pick out the best Great Barrier Reef trip! After flicking through many brochures and listening to her recommendations, we went with the Silverswift Tour which departed 8:30am giving us breakfast on the boat, all…

Picturesque Palm Cove

So my leave plans came together quite nicely actually! I was meant to be going to Hawaii with my room mate Hannah but as she fell and broke her wrist, our plans also fell through and I was left wondering what to do for two weeks. My two friends who I studied abroad with Katie…

A Day Trip To Durham

I thought I would write on a day trip I had whilst on my leave at home. Being at home isn’t very exciting for anyone who’s reading (as it is for me) but for my Mum’s 50th Birthday – sorry for announcing that Mum – me and my sister treated her to a spa day…

A Snowy Skiing Sojourn

I managed to get 5 days off in a row to go and join my mum and dad on their ski trip, they have a place in Austria so I was hoping to fly into Munich and get the train over to Salzburg and meet them at the airport. However, with it being back to…