I spy pretty places https://ispyprettyplaces.com An expat travel blog Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:00:46 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://i0.wp.com/ispyprettyplaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-ispyprettyplaces-social-media.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1I spy pretty placeshttps://ispyprettyplaces.com 32 32 112622089 A Guide to the Tailors in Hoi Anhttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/a-guide-to-the-tailors-in-hoi-an/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/a-guide-to-the-tailors-in-hoi-an/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:00:46 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=2159  I was keen to experience tailor-made clothing after the Northerner had much success with his Bangkok tailors (read here for more). Unfortunately, the tailors in Bangkok I looked up didn’t have the fabric I wanted, nor the time to knock up my creation in the time we had. Slightly disappointed, I left Bangkok with no […]

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Trastevere: Rome’s prettiest neighbourhoodhttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/trastevere-romes-prettiest-neighbourhood/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/trastevere-romes-prettiest-neighbourhood/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:06:17 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=3157 So you’ve seen all the sights and are now ready to enjoy something off the tourist track in Rome. It’s now time you checked out Trastevere, Rome’s prettiest neighbourhood. Located just across the River Tiber, lies the colourful, enchanting neighbourhood with plenty to see and do. It’s only 20 mins by tram outside the city […]

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Top tips for travelling in Romehttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/top-tips-for-travelling-in-rome/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/top-tips-for-travelling-in-rome/#respond Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:05:18 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=3162 I’ve visited many a European capital in my days but felt that reading about Rome beforehand was necessary to have an enjoyable experience. A capital city with some of the most famous ancient landmarks of the world, it is understandable that the city witnesses flocks of tourists, especially in the summer. However, for me, visiting […]

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Repatriation: Resettling in Londonhttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/repatriation-resettling-in-london/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/repatriation-resettling-in-london/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:52:18 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=3108 When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. -Samuel Johnson Repatriation has a reputation of being challenging. For this reason I knew resettling in London was never going to be easy. It’s been just over 6 months since we have arrived […]

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Five pubs in Bristol you must visit!https://ispyprettyplaces.com/five-pubs-in-bristol-you-must-visit/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/five-pubs-in-bristol-you-must-visit/#comments Sat, 09 Jun 2018 07:17:06 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=3056 A trip to Bristol would not be complete without a visit to the pub (check out the ultimate guide to Bristol). And with plenty across the city it can be difficult to choose between all that’s on offer. While many pubs in Bristol will do the job of a refreshing drink and a hearty meal, […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Bristolhttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-bristol/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-bristol/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 07:34:46 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=2990 Bristol has been at the top of my places to visit in the UK since returning from our overseas adventures. I’ve been mesmerized by photos of colourful houses and waterways for months now and just had to see it for it myself. However there is more to Bristol than its notable rainbow-coloured houses. I soon […]

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Repatriation: Moving back homehttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/repatriation-moving-back-home/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/repatriation-moving-back-home/#comments Tue, 08 May 2018 20:24:31 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=2956 If you asked how I felt about moving back home to the UK this time last week, I’d say I was pretty miserable about it. It was about 7 degrees in May, the wind was howling and of course grey clouds were looming with only the occasional peaks of blue to remind me that somewhere […]

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A Guide to Bangkok tailorshttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/a-guide-to-bangkok-tailors/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/a-guide-to-bangkok-tailors/#comments Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:03:20 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=2157   Bangkok tailors have been suiting up VIP clients for decades. With a renowned reputation for quality and skill many tourists are now indulging in the luxury of bespoke clothing while on holiday. “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” – Tom Ford Every man needs a good suit. If you’ve been to Thailand […]

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Six Reasons we decided to leave Canadahttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/six-reasons-we-decided-to-canada/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/six-reasons-we-decided-to-canada/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:23:59 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=2903 For those of you who have been following my expat adventures around the globe, you may have wondered why my social media feeds have been populated with more footage of the UK than of Canada. Well it hasn’t been because I have been on a long term vacation to the UK but rather that we […]

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5 things to do in Siem Reap instead of visiting the templeshttps://ispyprettyplaces.com/5-things-to-do-in-siem-reap-instead-of-temples/ https://ispyprettyplaces.com/5-things-to-do-in-siem-reap-instead-of-temples/#comments Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:56:59 +0000 https://ispyprettyplaces.com/?p=2872 If you’re in Siem Reap you are probably there to see the majestic Angkor Archaeological Park (see my post on watching sunrise at Angkor Wat here). Expanding over 400 square km there is plenty to see, best spread over a few days. However, if you are feeling a little templed out, Siem Reap has more […]

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