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Travel tips for Prague, Czech Republic

Some call it the Golden City, others call it the City of 100 Spires. Whatever you decide, a visit to Prague should be at the top of any sightseeing list. Just a short flight from the UK, Prague is an ideal short hop getaway to experience tasty food, beer on tap (apparently the best in the world), stunning sights and more in the capital of the Czech Republic.

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London to Cardiff with Great Western Railway

As part of my summer travel plans, I’m opting for more focus on visiting destinations around the UK, especially when there’s a chance of decent weather.

I recently took a day trip to Cardiff (Caerdydd) the capital city of Wales with Great Western Railway (GWR). My last recollection was a school trip – more than 15 years ago – and I could only guess that the city has changed a lot since then. Continue reading London to Cardiff with Great Western Railway

Sightseeing tips for St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, RussiaA few months ago, I was able to take a trip to Finland that extended to incorporate a day trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Known as ‘The Venice of the North’, St. Petersburg is filled with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, tree-lined avenues and beautiful bridges. It’s a city crammed with historical and cultural associations that creates a refined air of mystery. Continue reading Sightseeing tips for St. Petersburg, Russia

Haggis, a ‘Sweet Bed’ and new heights in Edinburgh, Scotland

Last weekend I enjoyed a much longed for weekend in Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland.

I stayed at the Ibis hotel (Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge) that opened in January 2014 and boasting with 259 rooms in this central location, within a short distance of the main attractions in the city. With this in mind, I knew that I’d have a great chance to really maximise exploration of the city from a local base. Continue reading Haggis, a ‘Sweet Bed’ and new heights in Edinburgh, Scotland

Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Submitted by Alex Siborn

The perfect city to visit on a shoestring, Dublin is home to museums and galleries offering free admission, along with a wealth of other things to see and do. Book yourself into a great value room at one of the Travelodge Dublin hotels and prepare to enjoy the city without breaking the bank.

Getting Around

Dublin is a relatively small city which you can enjoy on foot with ease. If you’d prefer to explore on wheels however, why not hire a Dublinbike? For just 5 Euros for three days, you can hire a bike from any of the 15 locations dotted throughout the city, enabling you to get around at a somewhat quicker pace. Continue reading Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Intercontinental Geneva: A flawless luxury stay

I was recently invited to visit the Intercontinental Geneva in Switzerland, a true luxury hotel that wholeheartedly merits its five-star rating providing excellent value for money and exemplary customer service.

With the United Nations based a mere 10 minutes away, the hotel regularly receives VIP guests. During our visit, the conference regarding Syrian chemical weapons was underway, therefore security was high however this didn’t interfere with our stay at all. Continue reading Intercontinental Geneva: A flawless luxury stay

Mixed impressions at Alexanderplatz Apartments, Berlin

In August I visited Berlin with several friends for a chance to explore the city in warmer weather, particularly as my previous visit to the city had been during a much colder season!

Having booked the Hotel Amano for the first part of my stay, we then shifted to Alexanderplatz Apartments as we needed somewhere central, reasonably priced and suitable to accommodate the group. Continue reading Mixed impressions at Alexanderplatz Apartments, Berlin

An all-round treat at Hotel Amano, Berlin

Opened in 2009, the Hotel Amano is a fully serviced affordable apartment-style hotel  consisting of 163 rooms that offer stylish and high quality furnishings, not just in the rooms but across the full breadth of the hotel. Every last detail is carefully thought out.

Features of the hotel include bicycle hire at a very reasonable 12 euros per day, pedestrian navigation systems and iPod docking systems for in-room listening.  The hotel also has a popular roof terrace (where you can get a great view of Berlin whilst enjoying the open-air structure) and bar that really comes to life in the evenings. The appropriately named Amano Bar is where the art of cocktails has been truly mastered. Continue reading An all-round treat at Hotel Amano, Berlin

48 hours in São Paulo, Brazil

My latest travels have taken me to Brazil, primarily for Carnival in Rio but also for a chance to see and explore other regions of the country including São Paulo.

With just 48 hours to maximise our time in the city, we enjoyed our first evening by Shopping Higienopolis. Open until 10pm, we had plenty of time to browse the many stores in the deceptively large centre followed by dinner at Rascals, a reasonably priced pizza and pasta restaurant that offered delicious food, excellent service and undeniably good value. This proved to be a great way to spend the first day – calming, relaxed and giving us a great chance to see Brazilian fashion sense in its element. Continue reading 48 hours in São Paulo, Brazil