Is it Worth Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland?

29 August, 2018

Before we visited Iceland, we debated on whether to book a trip to the Blue Lagoon but ultimately decided against it because we felt like it was likely overhyped and a bit too touristy for our liking. Plus, we were on a budget and Iceland is not cheap! However, a couple of days into our Icelandic adventure, we started to regret the decision of not pre-booking or planning a trip to the Blue Lagoon so, on a whim, we booked our tickets & a return bus for the following day from our Airbnb in Reykjavik. You could say that the FOMO truly got the better of us. But, was it worth it?

Discovering The Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica with The Roman Guy

27 August, 2018
The Vatican Museums Rome

During our long weekend in Rome earlier this year, we took two tours with The Roman Guy; one was a personal tour of the Colosseum and the second was an early access tour of the Vatican Museums, which I'm going to cover in this post.

I had visited the Vatican Museums before on a trip to Rome many years ago but back then I didn't take a guided tour, nor did I pre-book meaning that I had to join the ridiculous winding queue to get in, which took a good few hours out of the day. Up to 25,000 people per day descend upon the Vatican City so a big draw point of The Roman Guy's tours is that they always tend to have a 'skip-the-queue' priority. Our particular tour met at 7:30am just opposite the main entrance to the museum ready for an 8am entry. The museums actually officially open at 9am but The Roman Guy's "privileged entrance" tour allows you access to the museums an hour before the general public so it's totally worth it!

Review | Samsara Foodhouse, Cluj-Napoca

24 August, 2018
Samsara Food House Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant, Cluj-Napoca

There's no skirting around the subject; eating vegan when I was in Romania for Electric Castle festival was tough. Most days I lived off of packed lunches after seeking out the local Lidl or just opted for chips or crisps. Basically, I consumed a lot of potatoes during my four days in Cluj-Napoca. However, one afternoon after a frantic Google search, we found Samsara Foodhouse, an entirely vegetarian and vegan restaurant, was just a 10-minute walk away from St. Michael's church.

The Most Comfortable & Colourful Jumpsuit In The World

21 August, 2018

The past couple of weekends, I've actually been able to stay in London rather than galavanting off to another city like I usually do. Sometimes I forget just how lucky I am to be in a position to live in one of the most desirable cities in the world and I forget to appreciate what's on my doorstep. Whilst I work full-time in the week and don't really see much of the city other than the inbetween runs of my 30-minute commute, I still have the weekends I'm home to appreciate the city.

Little London Guide | Kentish Town

19 August, 2018
Kentish Town train station

Little London Guide is a blog series on Fox & Feather where I explore and show you little snippets of London in more manageable chunks. The UK's capital is overwhelmingly huge spanning over an area of 1,572 km² and is home to over 8 million people so I've taken it upon myself, as a Londoner, to compose smaller guides that focus on different areas within the city. Just think of it as your bitesize guide to the city complete with recommendations from a London local!

Everyone's heard of Camden Town but have you heard of its close neighbouring district, Kentish Town? Kentish Town is often overlooked by those visiting London in favour of Camden due to Camden's food offerings, history, music scene and markets. However, just five minutes up the road is the charming Kentish Town, which offers a welcome escape from the bustle and sirens of Camden. Kentish Town is an area where the more built-up city centre of London starts to meet the north London residential suburbs meaning its a concoction of independent and chain restaurants, boutique little shops, multiple pubs, picturesque pastel houses with vintage cars parked outside. If you're ever in Camden, make sure you take a few hours to explore the less tourist-packed Kentish Town that's full of local charm!

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