A land of desert planes covered in the dust of the Sahara desert, many visitors approach Sal with the view that there is not much to do and that it is a simple fly-and-flop with little chance for anything else. Having visited the Cape Verdean island recently for just this purpose we found ourselves drawn in by the island’s sights and found heaps of things to fill our time. Read on for some of my favourite things to do across the island with some pointers on things to avoid.
Travelling through Cape Verde is a whirlwind of new discoveries with the island of Sal being no exception. Broken up by one-of-a-kind sights, this Mars-like landscape is home to friendly inhabitants and drifting animal life varying from nesting Loggerhead turtles to the rescued animals of the oasis that is the botanical gardens (a must-see). Read on for my super condensed starter guide to this beautiful island and stay tuned for more tips coming up!
So today I received my new travel journal! 😀 Isn’t it beautiful?!
A few weeks ago I got in touch with a lovely family who I will be Au Pairing with for a few months (exciting times! :D) So what better opportunity to splash out (well a mini splash anyway) on a new journal? 😀 Whenever I go anywhere I love to keep track of all of my experiences in a scrapbook with pictures and tickets and all sorts thrown in there to look back on (check out my scrapbooking essentials guide here). During my time studying in the States I had tons of fun with this, collecting stamped coins and all sorts to throw in there and they are now some of my most prized possessions. These things are also great to keep track of all of the restaurants and other places I want to visit again and things I learned from the trip that I will need to remember if I ever go there again.
Usually I use the mixed page journals from Badbooks on Etsy as they are super helpful in the design process, but this time I thought I should go with something a little different in preparation for my trip to Au Pair in Spain (something you will be hearing ALL about in the coming months). Mainly, I love that I can slot the pages in and out of it and the mini aeroplane marker to hold my place it so cute! I’m going to have a LOT of fun scribbling away in this one! Pictures to come soon… 😀
A short while ago I found myself stuck in an airport with my Mum having to somehow book and plan a trip within a few hours after we missed our flight to Stuttgart. Thankfully it all worked out and we managed to find flights for that afternoon to Amsterdam! 😀 You can read all about what happened and read my last-minute booking tips here.
The purpose of this post is to give you ideas on what to do, where to go, how to get there and lots of other ideas about visiting Amsterdam based on my own experiences. This is not a be-all-and-end-all guide to Amsterdam merely tricks I have learned on my travels and places I have loved.