At the airport in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Steve Collier, November 2016.
Want to travel for free or at least save a heap of money on your bookings? Of course you do. We thought it would be useful for travellers, especially those from the UK, to explain how we gather points and miles and use them to save money. Travel can be cheap but frequently isn’t and it’s important you know how to extend your ability to experience the world as much as possible.
Over the last few years we’ve saved hundreds if not thousands of pounds simply by taking advantage of loyalty schemes, everyday spending, and a bit of time doing research.
In part 1 we named five (six if you include the picture at the top) great travel coffee experiences. Hopefully you get the idea that it’s about more than the quality of the coffee itself and also about the experience of being in that coffee shop or cafe at that particular time.
Here are five more of our favourite travel coffee experiences from around the world that deserve recognition so far.
A break at Two Towers Bali on the island of Nusa Lembongan, off the coast of Bali. Photo by Steve Collier. Copyright, 2015.
Finding a great spot to sit down, relax, unwind, catch up and plan our next adventure is something we look forward to when we arrive in a new place. It can be pretty intense trying to work out a location having just arrived after a twelve hour bus ride in 30°C heat and carrying your backpacks.
It’s important to take a moment and find a place to relax, soak up the vibe and think about the next move. People watching is one of our favourite activities while traveling and sitting down gives you time to look out for those characters you might otherwise miss. Ordering something at a coffee shop can help you feel more comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. You’ll be surrounded by locals and that grounding constant of a good brew is relaxing.
Some of these places were researched before arriving and some were found by chance. So, without further ado, here are five of our favourite coffee experiences so far.
*Disclaimer: Nic doesn’t actually enjoy coffee but in these places we both ordered drinks and enjoyed the experience. Chances are if somewhere does great coffee there will be a selection of equally excellent non-coffee based drinks.