3 Crucial Tips for first time Airbnb users

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Airbnb has blown up to become one of the “go to” sites for travellers especially millennials for affordable and budget friendly accommodation in recent years. Today, I thought I’d share some quick tips for first time Airbnb users. I am personally a huge fan of  Airbnb as it is an amazing concept both for travellers and hosts alike, plus it’s a great way to save money while travelling as some of it’s options are definitely cheaper than conventional accommodation options.

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10 travel quotes to inspire your 2017 adventure

The Adventures of Cathy

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Who doesn’t love a quote? A great old saying that gives you a boost of morale and motivation to jump start you day, work, travel etc. For one, I love quotes and if you read my blog, you know that each post is accompanied by a great quote at the very end of each blog post. In this post I will delve into ten travel quotes that I absolutely adore and always bring a level of inspiration into my life.

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What the colour of your passport means

 

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Recently, I was having a chat with a good friend of mine about the struggles of being a third world country passport holder, my all time favourite topic of discussion 🙂 . People falling into this category are generally passport holders from African countries, a few Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and South American countries. This little chat got me thinking about a time when I was in Rome on my way back to London when the flight got delayed a while due to a late departure from London. You know how delayed flights tend to make disgruntled passengers want to chat each other up and complain about the service. Little did I know I  was going to be pulled into small talk due to this. For those who know me personally; I am very much an introvert; only speak when am spoken to and seldom ever initiate a conversation with strangers unless in dire circumstances.

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Taking Stock

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Goodness! It’s been quite a while. Lots of life changes at the moment, settling in and trying to find a balance. I recently moved to New Zealand and trying to find my feet. Hence, my two month hiatus. I’m back now and I hope to post every so often.

So today, I decided to jump on “Taking Stock” bandwagon for two reasons; one, because it gives me a level of accountability and two, its a great way to interact with you guys on a personal level and hopefully a way to get to know me more. Here we go.

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Dubai guide for first time visitors

 

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Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today. My last blog post detailed the mistakes I made while planning my trip to Dubai. Despite the few mishaps, I managed to squeeze in quite a lot of activities considering I was there for just a few days.

If you are visiting Dubai for the first time make sure you read my previous post here for things to avoid while there. Dubai is an amazing destination, a melting point of cultural diversity that makes for an enjoyable trip in a variety of ways. Dubai has a population of about 2.7 million with only a small fraction constituting the local Emirati people. Dubai will wow you with it’s amazing culinary options and cultural inclusivity. If Dubai is on your list this year consider this a quick guide.

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The Adventures of Cathy 2017

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Happy New Year friends! I know, I know 🙂 what a stretch right? Considering we are two days away from nearing the end of January and the Christmas countdown officially begins yet again. I really do hope you had a fantastic christmas with your loved ones; friends or family and that you ushered in the new year with a renewed sense of optimism for the possibilities 2017 may present.

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