Karin | Girl Astray

149 Added | 19 Magazines | 4 Followers | @girlastray | Stray story seeker. Hungry hitchhiker. Wannabe polyglot. Aspiring travel writer. Currently bumming around in Turkey.

Top ten romantic island vacations

If you’re looking for an awesome little island holiday with your significant other or partner, then you must check out this list of my <b>top ten</b> …

Things to do in Granada at night- From Alhambra to the Royal Chapel

“Granada is so much more than just Alhambra and Generalife. And yes, <b>there are things to do in Granada at night.</b>”<p>If you say that to people who’ve been …

European Travel

Top Things To Do In Mui Ne, Vietnam

Mother Natures Perfect Creation, Mui Ne<p>The reason I fell in love with the wide variety of landscapes and things to do in Mui Ne. It is on the main …

Asia Travel

Working with Samos Volunteers: Moving to Greece to Volunteer in a Refugee Camp

Find out why I am choosing to move to Samos Island in Greece to work with Samos Volunteers in the refugee camp.

North Africa

Tramway To Bakuriani (Or How To Take The Cuckoo Train In Georgia)

The Borjomi – Bakuriani railway is a 2,5-hour wondrous ride on the edge of a steep cliff, undulating along the river and through an enchanted forest …

18 Best European Destinations to Visit in 2018

While Europe is quite a small continent, it packs a lot of interesting places to visit. If you plan a trip to the old continent in 2018 and have no …

Top Things To Do In Hoi An, Vietnam

What To Do In The Amazing City Of Hoi An<p>Hoi An is an absolutely beautiful area and is very popular with locals or tourists alike. From the UNESCO …

Vietnam

Remember when Flying was Fun? It still is with Singapore Airlines!

Can Flying still be Fun? Singapore Airlines Review Do you remember the days when flying was still fun and something you would actually look forward …

Singapore Airlines

Who Needs Visa For Macedonia? or How We Didn’t Travel To The Balkans After All

One would <b>think</b> that the <b>European Union residents can enter Macedonia</b> without any problem just by showing their residence card – I mean, we found this …

Gifts for Travelers

When it comes to gift giving holidays such as birthdays, and Christmas, people tend to complain that I’m hard to shop for. My primary hobbies …

Top 5 day trips from Bhubaneshwar, Odisha – India

Are you planning to travel to Odisha in India? Then allow me to present some of the best day trips from Bhubaneshwar.<p>Bhubaneshwar Odisha, India is a …

Visit Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar<p>The picture perfect and postcard worthy Shwedagon Pagoda is exactly that. It is featured as the main attraction in …

Visit Datça and Knidos and be left in awe - Discover Turkey

Yes, quaint is one of the first words that come to mind when thinking about Datça in Turkey. Besides quaint, the Datça peninsula is also relatively …

A few of my favourite things – sketching, camping, watching the sunrise and listening to The Pixies

Much as I like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, my favourite things list is more likely to include camping in remote places, sketching and …

Riad Farnatchi- A Boutique Luxury Hotel in the Heart of Marrakech

With centuries of history and a vibrant culture it’s no surprise that Marrakech is high on the wish list of many travelers. There are a number of …

Travel Diaries - Croatia

Gap Year Days 157 – 173<p>Our arrival into Croatia is a bit of a blur. If you have read my previous diary on Bosnia & Herzegovina you will know we were …

Olive harvest in Turkey - A cherished tradition, and happy times!

Mother nature couldn’t have planned it in a better way: not long after the end of the tourist season, it’s time to harvest the olives in Turkey. With …

Cebu Attractions: A Day at the Upside Down World Cebu

Just recently, my husband and I decided to try out some of Cebu’s attractions (both the new and the old). We came across a new interactive museum …

3 Hikes in Dedoplistskaro (Georgia) That Took My Breath Away

The small town of <b>Dedoplistskaro, Georgia</b>, doesn’t get mentioned too often when you ask about the <b>highlights of Caucasus</b>, however, I am here to tell …

Hiking

One of the top things to do in Bodrum: visit Pedasa!

Los Bunkers del Carmel - Barcelona, Spain | Adventures Abroad

One of Barcelona’s<p>best worst kept secrets is Los Bunkers del Carmel.<p>If you’re looking for an completely unforgettable view of Barcelona… look no …

Things to know before the first visit to Paris

A city bustling with culture, romance, food, history and much more is none other than *<b>The city of love</b>* – Paris. The fact that it is one of the most …

Trekking In Sapa During February, Vietnam

If you are in Vietnam there is a high chance you will be going trekking in Sapa. It is one of the best things to do when in the area and to be …

Why We Didn’t Love Ao Nang + Its Redeeming Qualities

Having come back to Thailand from Cambodia to make a medical stop in Bangkok, we found ourselves wondering where to go from there. Wanting to avoid …

Patara: Turkey's longest beach hides an ancient site!

Patara is Turkey’s longest beach. Your stroll can last a whopping 18km along this sandy beach with lovely dunes as a backdrop. Patara beach is a …

European Travel

Who Was Uncle Ho? - The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam

<i>After I had already been traveling in Vietnam for two months, I arrived in the capital, Hanoi. Throughout my travels, I was fascinated by how the</i> …

Discovering Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Discovering Cat Ong Island and Cat Ba Island in Lan Ha Bay With Ocean Tours<p>For two days we would be discovering Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay with Ocean …

Asia Travel

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9 Cultural Travel Blogs You Need to Follow

Ewan RobertsonWhen I asked a bunch of cultural travel bloggers if they would share how their blogs had started, I wasn’t surprised by the diversity …

Inspiration

Teaching English in Poland With JustSpeak!

February, 2017. I’ve been back in Manchester for 2 months after my huge stint in South East Asia, and I’m restless. I want to begin planning a trip …