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Must-see places in Lyon, France

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Steps descending Fourviere Hill to the city

In May 2013 I spent a long weekend in Lyon for a quick getaway with my partner. We ate, drank and enjoyed the beautiful weather that bathed us throughout the sunny weekend.

It was blissful to walk from our conveniently located accommodation at Mercure Lyon Centre Château Perrache into the city to enjoy the vibrant energy of the day. Gathering with locals around the food and clothing stalls of a daily market, we enjoyed browsing around the shops, stopping for lunch and of course taking in some of the sights around the second city of France. Continue reading Must-see places in Lyon, France

Top 5 travel tips for safe travels

Travel in safetyI’m not generally a superstitious person but 2013 is shaping up to be a year of learning. As the saying goes, bad things usually happen in threes. With that, I should have well and truly paid my karma dues and be on to some safe and happy travels for the remainder of the year.

Since February 2013, I’ve had not one, not two but three cases of travel misfortune! As somebody that has travelled reasonably trouble-free for over ten years, such poor luck has been an eye-opener both educationally and (most painfully) financially. Continue reading Top 5 travel tips for safe travels

Five Places I’ve Never Been To (And Why I Want To Go)

As part of the ‘Travelling Brown Girls’ Carnival’, I’ve put together my final contribution about five destinations that I would like to visit. Previous posts as part of the carnival have included Five Ways to Immerse Yourself in Local Culture, Five Travel Tips for Travellistas on the go, My Top Five Travel Peeves and Top 5 Travel Necessities That No Travellista Should Live Without.

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5 Travel Tricks & Tips for Travellistas on the Go

Following my first installment for the Travelling Brown Girls Carnival, the second topic is all about tips and tricks for women on the go. Whether you’re enjoying a ‘staycation’, trekking in the great outdoors or sunning yourself on a beach, there are some easy to follow tips that we should all follow. Continue reading 5 Travel Tricks & Tips for Travellistas on the Go