Kiara Gallop


About Kiara Gallop

Hi I'm Kiara, the Travel Blogger, Photographer, Storyteller & Adventuress behind Gallop Around The Globe. I can usually be found hiking up mountains, getting lost in the cobblestone streets of my favourite cities, making friends with a furry feline or two, photographing cacti, or grazing on olives and cheese.


Foods of Tuscany: What to eat in one of Italy’s best loved regions 1

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Foods of Tuscany We all know that Tuscany is famous for its wine.  Italy consistently tops the global wine production charts, producing 4,796,600 tonnes of the stuff every year.  And a huge chunk of that comes from Chianti: an area located between the cities of Florence and Siena, […]


4 Historical Towers with Incredible Views of Tuscany 29

Add to Flipboard Magazine. One of the first things I do when I arrive in a new city is head to its highest point, whether that be a hilltop or a tower.  I like to admire my surroundings from above in order to familiarise myself with the place I’ll be […]


Your mini guide to the neighbourhoods of Copenhagen 8

Add to Flipboard Magazine. If you’ve read any of my recent blog posts, or you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently took on a challenge to spend a weekend in Copenhagen for under £200. Because I had a limited amount of time (the equivalent of two full days) […]


4 of my Favourite Restaurants in Myanmar 8

Add to Flipboard Magazine. If you read last month’s post you’ll know that Myanmar surprised me in many ways, not least with its culinary offerings.  The food here is so diverse – borrowing influences from Indian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine – and also utterly unique. I was also surprised by the quality […]


3 things that surprised me about Myanmar 10

  “This is Burma,” wrote Rudyard Kipling. “It will be quite unlike any land you know about.” I travelled to Myanmar (officially known as Burma until 1989) for the first time last November.  It was a country I had been ridiculously excited to visit since it officially reopened its doors […]


Tips for Booking a Budget Skiing or Snowboarding Trip 13

I’m not going to lie, skiing holidays can be expensive.  But there are ways of saving money and, believe it or not, you can enjoy a skiing or snowboarding trip on a backpackers’ budget. Although I don’t go every year, I do enjoy skiing and attempting to snowboard.  It’s a great way […]


How Best to Spend 24 Hours in Corfu Town 5

Corfu was one of the first Greek islands I ever travelled to, on my last family holiday at the age of 16.  We were based in the beautiful beach resort of Paleaokastritsa on the northwest coast of the island but made good use of the regular local buses in order […]


Four easy day trips to take from Dubrovnik, Croatia 15

Dubrovnik was the first place I ever visited in Croatia back in 2007.  I’ve since returned to the city in 2012, following a week of backpacking and island-hopping down the country’s coastline.  Whilst there is easily enough to keep you occupied in Dubrovnik for a good few days, the city can […]


Five Reasons You Should Visit Romania 4

Despite its proximity to Hungary, Bulgaria, and Greece – all of which are popular holiday destinations for those of us living in the UK – Romania has somehow managed to remain overlooked until very recently.  Many people hold false preconceptions (my boyfriend included) that it’s unsafe and difficult to travel there, primarily because […]


Introducing the Dancing Traffic Zebras of La Paz!

If you’ve ever visited cities like Delhi, Ho Chi Minh City or Beijing, you’ll know only too well that not only are they incredibly overwhelming places to navigate your way around, but also that – due to the sheer amount of traffic on the roads – they can be incredibly […]