7 days on The Rock

7 days on The Rock

Gibraltar never really surfaced on my travel radar till one of my friends went there a few years ago and came back shouting you have to go to Gibraltar, it’s amazing!

Even then, I was a bit reserved about it, mainly because I’m not a 100% beach holiday person. I like soft adventure and activities but also there weren’t direct flights from where I live. So, once a flight came up and the cabin fever in me had risen to a reasonably high level, I hit the book now button and I jetted off.

  • Gibraltar has the only wild monkey population in the whole of Europe.
  • 12% of its economy comes from gambling.
  • It has the only airport in the world where the runway has a pedestrian and car crossing, and the runway extends into the sea on a piece of reclaimed land. Definitely not one for nervous flyers!
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married there.
  • There is 29Km of roads in Gibraltar. You can actually walk the whole length of Gibraltar in an hour.
  • The tunnels of Gibraltar that run inside The Rock are 55Km long, which’s twice the length of the road network.
  • Despite its size, it has a world heritage site; Gorham’s cave. It is said to be one of the last habitations of the Neanderthals.
  • Gibraltar has appeared in 2 James Bond movies; You only live twice and The living daylights
  • It has a giant floating hotel; the five-star superyacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is a seven-deck, 465ft cruise ship. The Telegraph describes it as “cruise ship meets Bulgari hotel”.

To say it’s lush and luxurious is an understatement.

I obviously had to try said hotel when I visited Gibraltar.

You can see more of the Sunborn Gibraltar hotel here.


The offical language is English. The original language is Llanito, a mix of Spanish, and North African.


Gibraltar Pound, but many places take the British Sterling Pound as well. the conversion rate is negligible.


Gibraltar is a small territory, walking is the best way to explore the area however taxis and buses are available as well as car rental.

What to do in 7 days on The Rock?

You are probably wondering man, that’s too small of a place what am I going to do there.

I’ve put together for you a list of activities and a sample seven-day itinerary that you can try out.

Best time to visit

All year round! with 300 days of sun you can't go wrong on timing.

COVID tests

At the time of publishing Gibraltar is on the Green list for UK citizens, please always refer to the government website for updates.


There is a wide range of activities you can do, Im sure we can find something that would suit every level of fitness. Do get in touch by clicking this text and we can sort you out with more ideas.

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Best restaurents around the world

Best restaurents in the world

I’m not only a travel junkie but I’m also a big foodie and I like to eat my way through the world, so far I have been to over 80 cities across the globe. 

That’s a lot of meals of different cuisines from all over the globe! Here I’m bringing to you the best restaurants around the world. 

Once you eat there, you’ll see food through a very different lens. Things won’t be the same anymore. 

I warned you!

New York café

Ranked as the ‘Most Beautiful Coffee House in the World’ and it is quite rightly so!

It is exquisitely decorated in the most luxurious of ways with colorful paintings on the ceiling, lush red velvet detailing the rails and chairs, golden details dotted around, and marble pillars. 

Its beauty is overwhelming (in a good way).

It is a must to add it on your to-visit list! Please promise me you have book marked it on your Google maps Wishlist.

We stayed at the New York hotel, which meant we can visit the café at any time we wished without having to queue up for a table. If you are short on time and are not staying in the hotel then I strongly suggest you book a table as the queues can get very lengthy.

What’s good there?

Everything! From the starters to the mains to the desserts and also the gold dust-decorated lattes.

When you walk in here you need to let yourself indulge in the atmosphere, the music, the food, and everything.

Forget the price tag. It’s a one-in-a-lifetime experience.


One of the most iconic restaurants in the world, dare I say. The restaurant first opened in 1866, rich in history and culture it has been a dining spot for royalty and celebrities alike, Queen Elizabeth had paid the place a visit after hearing so much about it.

It was our last night in Budapest, we had such a lovely relaxing time at the Szechenyi spa baths.

The dinner reservations were a lovely surprise, not many people were there. The place is so elegant from the inside, I wish I had dressed up more for the occasion. The service was impeccable, I must say. Lots of attention to detail.

You can choose a la carte or a tasting menu. They cater to pescatarians and vegetarians as well. The food was a delight, I took the duck tasting menu and it was a culinary journey that I fell in love with.

There’s a mini gift shop there as well that you can take food items back home as gifts or souvenirs.

As we finished the meal, we looked out of the window and it had started snowing. Not in an on my god it’s snowing how am I going to get back to the hotel kind of way but in a this is a romantic magical moment of snow falling with Christmas carols playing in the background, the decoration is up on the tree and everyone is being merry with a full heart.  


This place was a godsend after a long day walking around Budapest, the weather was cold in November and we just needed something to eat. I found it on a quick Google search, it was conveniently located at a walking distance from our hotel.

When you walk, you’ll get the vibe of a sports bar, but it was a nice sports bar vibe (not that I have been to many of them). It is suited for singles, couples, and families as well. It’s decorated with high chairs and high tables, don’t dress up for this place you won’t fit it in – anything casual would do.

They have a very unique BBQ philosophy using pure beech smoke, and their selection of meats is spot on.

I went for the Reuben sandwich. It was divine! One of the best meals I’ve had that made me go Mama Mia at first bite.

They have a very wide selection of items on the menu, and they all look so good you’d definitely want to come here time and time again to try them all.

best restaurents in the world
best restaurents in the world

Paserala restaurant

Some places are meant to stay with you, no matter how far they are, or how long ago you visited, they will always have a special place in the heart.

That was Paserala.

On the small Croatian island of Solta, hanging effortlessly on the seaside Paserala not only promises great food and excellent service but also that mystical je ne sais quoi feel to the ambiance.

We went for a dinner date, yes, I might have been high on the endorphins, but it still was an experience to be had.

The lower deck is lit by dim lighting, the waves of the sea lapping at the shore, a fisherman’s boat swaying with the waves, the smell of the sea, a light breeze in the air, the seating and table made out of rustic wood. It was picture-perfect.

I would recommend going for the seafood and for dessert, you should order the passion fruit panna cotta with two spoons 😉

Don’t order a taxi back straight away, take a stroll, enjoy the moonlight, the stars and catch those feels (even if you are solo).

best restaurents in the world

Martini’s Marchi

How do you end a perfect day at the beach? Well, you head to Martini’s Marchi restaurant!

On Maslinica bay on the island of Solta, you will find this jewel of the Mediterranean.

They have both a restaurant and a hotel.

I’ve only tried the restaurant which is superb but from what I have read the hotel wouldn’t disappoint either.

Just as the sun was on its way down kissing the sails of the yachts lining the marina, we sat to have dinner there. With a live guitarist playing in the backdrop, the experience was a sheer bliss moment that you wouldn’t want to end.

I can see that the menu has changed from when we were there, I ordered the lobster – it was sublime.

It is one to stop by if you make it to the island of Solta.

Best restaurents in the world
Best restaurents in the world
Best restaurents in the world

I hope these five culinary gems have left your stomach rumbling, taste buds buzzing and your mouth watering!

There will be more coming to this series of best restaurants I found across the world, so keep your eyes peeled and your appetite raring to go!

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10 days in Algarve Portugal

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Who can say no to the sun, sand, and sea? 

And when they all come together in one of the most gorgeous spots in Portugal, saying no gets even harder. 

Here is how you can spend 10 days in Algrave soaking up the sun, sand, sea, scenery, and food!

10 days in Algarve Portugal

Top spots to visit in Algarve Portugal

Faro is the largest city and the capital of the region, home to Algarve’s international airport. 

The charm of the old town is what attracts visitors, the cobblestone streets, the cathedral, and the ruins of the defensive walls are what sightseers would like to see. Faro is also home to a large beautiful natural park and its own fabulous beach. 

Vilamoura is home to Portugal’s largest marina, it’s also a magnet for golf enthusiasts. Vilamoura is beautiful, enchanting, and caters for a respite holiday under the sun or for family fun with plenty of activities to pick from.

Albufeira the top beach destination pulling tourists in from all over the world. Some of the best stretches of sand in the Algrave are there making Albufeira the tourist capital of the Algarve.  

Portimão is where you can stay in an urban setting yet be a stone throw away from the beach. It’s Algarve’s second-biggest city and has done a really good job at reinventing itself. You will find a collection of cultural and historic attractions as well as a stunning artificial reef that attracts divers from all around the world.

Lagos is the western Algarve’s liveliest resort town. It showcases a collection of medieval castle walls and churches, but what really lures in the holidaymakers is its magnificent coastline. 

I heard the shopping is pretty inexpensive and the food is great too!

Both Vilamoura and Albufeira were chapters in my travel story to the Algarve – Portugal

What to see in Vilamoura and Albufeira 

1- Vilamoura Marina is a must!

Visit during the day, stroll around the designer shops and the stalls. Treat yourself to snacks or meals at the waterside cafes and restaurants. 

You can hire a bicycle and cycle your way around, or simply sit there and do a bit of people watching, it’s a common thing to do.

Don’t miss out on the night scenery along the marina, it’s both romantic and enchanting. You should try it even if you are on a solo trip.

2- Head to the beach at either destination, because the more beaches in life the better (or at least that’s how I feel).

3- Visit the Roman ruins

Vilamoura has an archeological site that will take you back 5000 years, with both an indoor and outdoor museum. 

You can check opening times and ticket information here.

4- Water sports and excursions.

You can get pretty much anything; parasailing, a 3-hour boat trip in Benagil caves, Dolphin watching, snorkeling, kayaking, or a full-day private yacht charter tour.

5- Hit the golf courses

Both Vilamoura and Albufeira are renowned for their golf courses and resorts. The favorable climate, and being mostly located in unspoiled areas with stunning views, making this a paradise for golfers from all over the world.

Where to eat?

Il Lamparo: fresh salads and sandwiches (Vilamoura Marina)

Prime Steakhouse: quality meat cuts cooked to your liking (Vilamoura Marina)

Thai Beach Club: Thai food in style (Quarteira)

Uniko food with finesse (Vilamoura Marina)

Don Alfonso (Vilamoura Marina) 

Amorino Icecream (Vilamoura Marina)

Corda Cafe at Pine Cliff resort at Albufeira

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