Thursday, 26 May 2016

Coffee In The Clouds, Cloud 23 At The Hilton

What coffee date can be better than one 23 floors up overlooking the busy streets of Manchester?

One of the greatest things about living just outside of the city of Manchester, is the fact that whenever an overdue catch up with a friend is needed - the city has an unlimited amount of restaurants and cafe's to beach up at for the next 3 hours over a hot coffee and a good gossip. Today's was with friend and fellow blogger, Rachel (have a nosey at her blog here... ) at the famous Cloud 23 Bar on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Hotel which boasts an amazing panoramic view over the city.

After a quick attendance to a nearby fashion and blogging event in aid of Manchester Fashion Week, we took to the skies, grabbed the menu and chatted away the next few hours.

P.s - Make sure you take a trip to the toilets, the cloudy cubicle design is totally instagram-able.

The food here is absolutely amazing, so make sure you grab a few dishes and desserts to try between you. They're not big portions though, so it's good to order a couple and have a little pick at everything like we decided to do. Oh, and definitely try the macaroons... I am a huge macaroon fan and have tried them from so many different places but trust me, these are hands down the best ones yet! So, if you fancy a little trip here it's definitely the perfect place to have a catch up with a friend like I did, as well as the ideal late night date spot. 

The views are incredible and I can only imagine how stunning it would look at night overlooking the  
cities buildings and landmarks below. We had the best few hours! 

Rachel's Blog - What Rachel Wrote
Hilton Hotel - Cloud 23 Champagne & Cocktail Bar

Outfit Details:
- Black Denim Ripped Jeans - Topshop
- Black Leather Jacket - H&M
- Grey 'California' T-Shirt - Primark
- Gold Coin Necklace - Topshop
- Black Chelsea Boots - River Island
- Over The Shoulder Bag - Mulberry


Sunday, 22 May 2016

I'm KeraStraight's #4 Blogger & Reviewer of 2015!

Guess who's KeraStraight's number 4 blogger and reviewer of 2015?! Eeeeeeeek.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Kerastraight: 4 Months On

It's been almost 4 months since I mark the day Kerastraight was brought into my life. And what a life changing 4 months they have been so far. If you have naturally wavy, curly or un-manageable hair, or even if you're simply considering getting Kerastraight - then this post is just for you.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Blogging On The Go: The Truths

Blogging is something I delved into right at the deep end. Instead of sitting in that cosy spot in my room or downstairs on the sofa, I pretty much took it straight around Asia with me. Here's the truths about blogging on the go, and just how I'd make it easier for myself next time.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Endless Blues, Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Our next stop was the famous Koh Phi Phi. And what better way to spend one of our days here than sailing around the islands, paddling in the tropical waters and snorkelling in Leo Dicaprio's Maya Bay.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Arriving In Paradise, Koh Lanta Thailand

When I booked this trip, the islands in Thailand were hands down the part I was looking forward to the most. So when I arrived, I couldn't help but stare with my mouth wide open and snap away at the most amazing views I've ever seen.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

Just a 2 hour boat ride away from Otres Beach and you'll find yourself at Koh Rong island. Also known as the island that gives you the mysterious food poisoning. But determined not the let it ruin our experience, we hopped on the boat and headed on over for the night.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Friday, 11 March 2016

The Backpacking Route: Vietnam

Whether you're going North to South or South to North, here's the main backpacking route that tends to be done and the places that you won't want to miss out on.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

15 Backpacking Survival Tips

At the beginning of this trip I was both terrified and bursting with excitement to be travelling around new countries for 3 months. And here's some of the best tips I've learnt along the way.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Cruising Down The Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City

Making the most of our time in Ho Chi Minh, we decided to add a trip down the Mekong Delta River to our agenda. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Cù Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

Planning my visit to Vietnam back in July, I knew the Cù Chi Tunnels were an absolute must do on my list of places to visit.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Ho Chi Minh City In The Fast Lane

For Christmas my brother bought me what turned out to be the best present ever.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

White Sand Dunes and Sunrises, Mui Ne

Yesterday we woke up at 3:30am, jumped into a jeep and headed out to watch the most amazing sunrise on the famous white sand dunes of Mui Ne.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Five Days In Paradise, Mui Ne

After 8 weeks of non-stop travelling, living in and out of hostels and being hit now and then by rain - we thought it was only right to treat ourselves to a little bit of luxury. 

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Pedalo Fun and Cable Cars, Da Lat

Our next day in Da Lat consisted of being big kids - and by that I mean hiring a pedalo and riding through the mountains on a cable car. 

Saturday, 20 February 2016

The Crazy House, Da Lat

If you're ever thinking of visiting Da Lat in Vietnam, 'The Crazy House' is a must see on your checklist of places to go to.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

A Happy Vienamese New Year From Hoi An

Vietnam has been building up for their New Year over the last few weeks - and boy did they go out with a bang. 

Friday, 12 February 2016

As Pretty As A Postcard, Hoi An

Hoi An is hands down one of the prettiest towns I've ever visited. Not only in Asia itself, but out of every country I've been to. 

A Taste Of Vietnam, Hoi An

The next stop on our path through Vietnam was the beautiful old town of Hoi An. And what better way to get a taste of the town itself than a trip straight to the food market!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

How To Survive The Sleeper Bus, Vietnam

Along with sleeper trains, sleeper buses are one of the most popular ways for travellers to get around Vietnam. Everyone has their own experience, but here is mine.

Exploring A Rainy Hanoi, Vietnam

After just over a week of travelling through Laos it was time to move onto our next destination, Vietnam. And where did we choose to begin? Amongst the craziness of the mopeds in Hanoi. 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Discovering Street Food, Vientiane

So we're a third of the way into our 3 month trip and we've finally decided to pluck up the courage and sample some of the local street stall delicacies. 

The Buddah Park, Vientiane

How many Buddhas can you see in a day? Well on this particular day, I think we saw them all.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Waterfalls & Rockpools, Luang Prabang

If you want to be blown away by nature, then the Kuang Si Waterfall a short Tuk-Tuk ride outside of Luang Prabang is the place for you. 

Getting From A to B: The Laos Slowboat

We always knew that the travelling from place to place thing was going to be the hardest part of this trip. But the 3 day slow boat from Chiang Mai, Thailand, to Luang Prabang, Laos, exceeded all of our expectations.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Chiang Mai In A Nutshell

There's so much to do in Chiang Mai and having stayed there for 2 weeks, we pretty much saw the lot of it. Here's what to do, where to stay and what to see.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Learning To Cook The Thai Way

At home I'm a rubbish cook. Honestly, the most advanced I go is beans on toast or something involving a poached egg and again, toast... So we thought a cooking lesson was the perfect thing to try out.

Jungle Trekking & Staying With A Tribe

On Wednesday morning we got picked up bright and early and headed into the jungle for 48 hours of trekking, rafting and a lot of eating. 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Chiang Mai

For anyone who is a huge animal lover like myself, this post is for you. Sadly Thailand is infamous for its elephant rides but we happened to find the best sanctuary you can visit.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

14 Hours On A Sleeper Train

After 2 nights in Bangkok, it was time to head up North to Chiang Mai. We took the overnight sleeper train and it was one of the best things I've done so far on this trip.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Beware Of The T.i.T Scam, Bangkok

So it's the second day into our Bangkok visit and we've been scammed... by £160. Here's what happened and how to avoid it.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Khaosan Road, Bangkok

Our first night in Bangkok was insane. After arriving in the airport at 10pm after a 4 hour flight, of course the first natural thing to do was to hit Khaosan Road.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

The Hong Kong Experience

First things first, Happy New Year! I've only been in Hong Kong for 4 days but it's already on my top 10 list of favourite cities that I've visited. 
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