The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

One perfect night at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
Seven nights in Ubud, Bali – Honeymoon Part 3
Our stay at Qunci Villas, Lombok
Tales from Serendib #8 – Fortunate discoveries
Tales from Serendib #7 – Sri Lanka’s tea country
Tales from Serendib #6 – partying Colombo style.
#5 Tales from Serendib: Gossip will not cook rice.
And the world’s fourth most popular city is…Abu Dhabi
Tales from Serendib #4 – The half way point