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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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Travel guide to visiting Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and the North African coast. The island packs a punch with prehistoric temples and (depending upon the weather) fantastic beaches, coves and cliffs.

Having previously visited Copenhagen and Madrid in January, I had been really looking forward to my winter break to Malta. Continue reading Travel guide to visiting Malta

Destination travel tips and inspiration from Monarch

Planning ahead for your holidays? Thinking of a destination in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands or a winter ski resorts? Well, Monarch airlines have created a travellers tips map that shares travel tips and secrets from Monarch airlines cabin crew.

Monarch Destination Tips is an interactive map that’s packed with insider secrets on where to go, what to do and where to stay in a whole range of locations. From Enfidha to Friedrichshafen, Tenerife to Sharm el Sheikh, they’ve checked with the experts across 37 destinations to collate specialist information about these hotspots. Continue reading Destination travel tips and inspiration from Monarch

“A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Last weekend I spent some time in Amsterdam with a group of friends for an extended weekend away. Whilst we had a fantastic weekend of dinners, partying and sightseeing, a Sunday morning stroll allowed me to explore a place that really captured my interest; the Tropenmuseum.

Located on Linnaeusstraat 2, the Tropenmuseum provides a selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions that quite simply, is one of the most intriguing and insightful museums that I’ve visited in a long time. Continue reading “A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Reflecting on a year of travel – 2013

As the new year approaches, I chose to reflect on 2013 and my year in travel. It’s certainly been my busiest yet, from New York to Brazil, Lisbon to Jamaica, my trips have been as varied and spontaneous as ever to fit into an ever-busy schedule.

2013 started with a new year break to Paris, seeing the sights of the city accompanied by a stay at Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles. Shortly afterwards, a city break to Berlin was enjoyed by my partner and I courtesy of Expedia. We experienced bitterly cold temperatures and contrasting experiences from Sachsenhausen concentration camp to a street art tour with fantastic accommodation provided by Eurostars Hotel. Continue reading Reflecting on a year of travel – 2013

Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

As the second largest city of Switzerland, Geneva is home to main industries of banking, governmental administration, technology and tourism – there’s a vast mix of world class hotels like Intercontinental Geneva. The city prides itself as one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world offering nature and architecture with a rich palette of history. The city is also a major gateway to the Alps, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Continue reading Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

My top 5 foodie delights of Brussels, Belgium

imageTowards the end of 2012, my friend and I were able to take a trip to Brussels for a one night stay, taking in as many sights as possible during our limited time there. From wandering around the Grand Place to restaurants like Manneken, to checking out the museum area and a late night trip to L’Archiduc – quite simply the best bar that I have visited in a long time – we had a great time for our first girly weekend break away together.

In between taking in the sights and developing achy feet from our thirst to explore, we made many stop off’s to sample the food of Belgium. From sweetly-topped waffles to savoury dishes like Moules-Frites, Belgium offers such a range of gastronomy that you simply can’t avoid absorbing it. I thought I would use this post to share to few photos of foods that we tried during our stay in the country. Continue reading My top 5 foodie delights of Brussels, Belgium

A 5-star stay at Eurostars Hotel, Berlin #byExpedia

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Entrance of Eurostars Hotel

As part of the #byExpedia Berlin Bloggers competition, I had to choose a hotel to accommodate my boyfriend and I for the duration of our stay. Having perused a selection of hotels on the Expedia website, I settled on the Eurostars Hotel, a five-star complex located on Friedrichstrasse; the heart of Berlin and a perfect base from which to explore the city.

Upon arrival at the hotel, we received a warm welcome by the Receptionist who confirmed that our room was ready and all facilities were available except for the hotel pool. Unfortunately it was having its annual service but an alternative pool was available in a nearby hotel. To be honest we didn’t miss it as Berlin is jam-packed with activities to keep you occupied. Continue reading A 5-star stay at Eurostars Hotel, Berlin #byExpedia

A New Years stay at Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles, France

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Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles

On a trip to Paris in mid-2012, we had stayed at the Hotel Ariane Montparnasse, a mid-range hotel that we enjoyed. On this occasion for new year, we wanted something a little more comfortable.

We were staying for a slightly longer duration of five days over the new year, so sought accommodation with a pool and gym, yet still in a good location near to the metro. Oh, and we didn’t want to break the bank, particularly difficult with it being the holiday season…. in Paris. Luckily,  the Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles made this very easy. Continue reading A New Years stay at Oceania Paris Porte de Versailles, France

Lunch at Manneken, Grand Place, Brussels

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Mussels in white wine sauce

On a recent trip to Brussels, my friend and I were pretty hungry after wandering around Grand Place doing a spot of sight-seeing for most of the morning. Whilst looking for somewhere that offered a good place to appease our appetites, my friend spotted Manneken, a rustic-looking restaurant that is well situated in this lively spot.

Upon entering the restaurant, we were promptly greeted, shown to a table near the bar and offered the menus. We were grateful to have a few minutes to defrost and feel more comfortable, especially as the weather was particularly cold before placing our orders.

Within a few minutes, our drinks were served and we waited just a few minutes more for the lunches to be served – soup for myself (which was delicious) and moules-frites in white wine sauce for my friend which she commented were very tasty and well prepared.

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