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Alicioustravels: 7 travel-related books I didn’t enjoy nearly as much as they were hyped

Yes, I love reading. Especially about travel (and food, of course). Even when I don’t immediately get immersed in the story of a book I will usually keep reading: To find out if it gets better and sometimes simply to finish it (I’ve come so far, I may as well).

At times I will be completely captivated a few pages on. At other times, upon finishing the book, I will wonder what all those people praising it had found in it that I couldn’t.

Or if they ever read it at all. Continue reading Alicioustravels: 7 travel-related books I didn’t enjoy nearly as much as they were hyped

Alicioustravels: My 10 favourite travel books

As you may have noticed, I love reading. I have since I was a child and will still prefer a night with a book on the couch to a night out. The following books have seriously inspired my wanderlust, (almost) made me want to go to certain places and kept me day dreaming. Continue reading Alicioustravels: My 10 favourite travel books

Alicioustravels: My travel plans for 2015

It’s late April now and finally our travel plans for 2015 are coming together:

  • In late May we are spending four days in Istanbul.
  • In September we are looking into 2 weeks in Portugal (Lisbon, then driving down the coast-ish)
  • In December I will take my then-retired Mum to New York and Boston to celebrate.

Continue reading Alicioustravels: My travel plans for 2015

Alicioustravels: The 4 most under-rated capital cities

Whenever you travel you will come across places that are disappointing in the way that they don’t live up to the high expectations you had of them (for myself, such places were Paris or Cinque Terre in Italy). They live off legends created by films or literature and end up being neither unique nor overly special once you visit.

However, you  will also find yourself in locations you had no clear expectations of or places that people tend to voluntarily miss out on their travels because they’ve heard – usually from someone who’s never been – that these places are  dull/ dangerous/ not worth getting off the bus. Suddenly you will  wish you had more time or you are going to completely ruin your travel schedule as you’ll spend a lot more time there than you had planned. Continue reading Alicioustravels: The 4 most under-rated capital cities

Alicioustravels: Australia

Before I decided to move to Australia for a year in 2007, I travelled the country quite extensively. I wanted to know the place and its people and get a feeling for it before committing to spending what initially looked like an indefinite amount of time there. Over the course of 3 months I travelled from coast to coast, up and down and right through the centre. I also visited my relatives in Tasmania for the first time (hi there, Mel!).

My route was as follows: Continue reading Alicioustravels: Australia