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.


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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) [...]

Your mini guide to the neighbourhoods of Copenhagen


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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 [...]

4 of my Favourite Restaurants in Myanmar


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  “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 [...]

3 things that surprised me about Myanmar



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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 [...]

Tips for Booking a Budget Skiing or Snowboarding Trip



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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 [...]

How Best to Spend 24 Hours in Corfu Town



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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 [...]

Four easy day trips to take from Dubrovnik, Croatia


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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 [...]

Five Reasons You Should Visit Romania


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 [...]

Introducing the Dancing Traffic Zebras of La Paz!



Not many tourists make it to Peru’s Northern Highlands – an area that stretches from the western foothills of the Andes to the Amazon Jungle – simply because the region is so far away and so inaccessible from the country’s major tourist attractions (Cusco, The Sacred Valley, the desert oasis of Huacachina and Lake [...]

The Northern Highlands loop: Exploring some of Peru’s lesser-visited towns


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With a population of just under 300,000, Ljubljana is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities.  But all the best things come in small packages, so they say, and Ljubljana is no exception. A green and liveable city Boasting 542 square metres of public green space per resident, and a traffic-calmed [...]

6 reasons to add Ljubljana, Slovenia to your travel hit ...


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I cycled along Italy’s Adriatic coastline as part of a cycling tour that started in Venice and ended in the town of Poreç, along the Istrian Peninsula in northern Croatia.  It’s an area of Italy that often gets overlooked in favour of the colourful Cinque Terre, the Almafi Coast, and [...]

Exploring Italy’s Adriatic coast: 5 of the prettiest towns you’ve ...