Porec, Croatia


Rating: 3 out of 5.

As my last year in Coventry University, our sports society (Cheerleading) joined others in a coach journey during 26 hours in route from England to Croatia. The organisers behind are called ILOVETOUR and has been doing this for a long time.

Years ago it used to be Spain, but this year location changed to Croatia. I would be lying to say it was a “learning” experience though. Seems like English students only have one thing in mind when visiting Porec: how many beers they could down. It was definitely fun, but 4 days there could translate into weeks as you spend all the time with the same group of people.

So if you are looking to go wild and have a bit of fun out there, then yes, Porec is the place to go – also pretty affordable prices for good quality food and drinks -. The beach there isn’t that great, but does the job. Their old-style iconic little streets makes you understand what they mean with the Mediterranean touch. Here’s the main things you can do in Porec..

Rotorua, New Zealand

New Zealand is an amazing experience, no doubt. It is not only amazing for the views and landscapes but for the people, the kindness and grace they all share when getting to know tourists. Everyone was happy to help us, and they were incredibly patient not only in the hostal we stayed, but even strangers in the streets.

We only had time to visit the northern island, which is so beautiful and peaceful. We booked our adventures with PeterPans Adventure Travel, they gave us amazing discounts for a range of activities such as zorbing, rafting, visiting the glowworm caves and the thermal baths in Rotorua.

Rotorua is also called the volcanic city, and its’ distinctive smell is hard to ignore once you arrive to the city. We wondered around and walked around different lakes, interestingly enough every lake had a different distinctive colour, from red, purple, yellows and greens…The colour of the lake can be attributed to rhyolite and pumice on the lake bed. You can read more about it here.