I don’t know about you, but whenever I visit a new destination I spend hours researching the best things to do, coolest places to visit and the prettiest bars / cafes / brunch spots. Usually the first things that pop up just aren’t what I’m about – a stream of walking tour ideas, historic monuments, museums, various sports grounds etc…and this stuff is exactly what popped up when I starting googling places to visit in Manchester. ugh no thanks, call me uncultured but I’d rather watch paint dry.
I recently returned from a weekend in Manchester, and although it rained a little (actually a lot…Manchester sort your shit out) I had a really good time. So much so that even though I’ve always vowed never to live anywhere other than London when I’m in the UK, I could actually see myself living up there…and I don’t say that about many places (sorry mum).
Kalkan is a little jewel of a town hidden along the Turkish coast that I have had the pleasure of visiting on more than one occasion. I now consider the place my second home and am constantly checking momondo.com for the best and cheapest flight deals (as low as £98 return at times…absolute no brainer).
The town has turquoise blue bays, white sandy beaches, winding cobbled streets, rooftop restaurants and pink bougainvillea blossoming out of every orifice (lol). NOT HARD to see why it’s so popular. If this is the first you’re hearing of the place, take it from me…you need to check. it. out.
The minute you land in Marrakech you are transported into a world of colourful chaos and unique culture, one that, if it’s your first time to the city, you may not be prepared for…!
SO…here are 11 essential tips for visiting Marrakech for the first time:
The Gili islands…a group of 3 paradisiacal islands in Indonesia that have been welcoming travellers for years to enjoy their crystal clear waters & white sand beaches. Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno are 3 places that should definitely be on your bucket list, and any trip to Indonesia definitely isn’t complete without them.