Tenerife: Sun, Sea And Total Relaxation

The last time I ventured overseas for a week of relaxation was September 2014. While I’ve worked hard and been lucky to have a couple of breaks overseas since, it’s been far too long since I spent the day doing nothing by the pool. And I really enjoy lazying by the pool doing nothing. Continue reading “Tenerife: Sun, Sea And Total Relaxation”

Dresden, Germany

Dresden was never a city that spiked high on my Germany to-see list until I stumbled across it trying to find a midway point between Berlin and Prague on my mini-Europe adventure. A bit of research led me to the Striezelmarkt, which is one of the oldest and most traditional Continue reading “Dresden, Germany”

Postcards from…Vienna

Before visiting Vienna, I thought it was just going to be pretty buildings and an Opera House. Although I only had a short time in the city, I quickly realised it has so much more to offer than just some fancy brickwork, and it’s the reason I’ll be heading back there at some point in the future.

I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I loved about the city, but just being there I felt so cultured and I knew that I had to find a postcard with a bit of everything about the city. Although I couldn’t find one with all the greats, this one definitely reminds me of how pretty the city is!

Vienna postcard with the sights

My absolute favourite thing about Vienna was Hundertwasser Village. I’m a huge fan of the  Spanish architect Gaudi, and this place just reminded me so much of his work. Bright colours, different shapes and something that was fun to look at. I had to grab a postcard of this place, but sadly I didn’t get one that showed the shopping area opposite which I actually loved even more than this building. I would definitely recommend stopping by here if you’re ever in Vienna, not just because it’s something different, but because it is so different to the architectural style found in the rest of the city.

Postcard of Hundertwasser Haus in Vienna, Austria

Morning Coffee at Luton Hoo

Just a stone’s throw from London, the impressive estate of Luton Hoo offers a chance to indulge in a spot of luxury. We’re talking spa, afternoon tea, fancy dinner, top notch hotel kind of luxury. Continue reading “Morning Coffee at Luton Hoo”

A Night At The Vienna State Opera

If there was one thing on my Vienna wish list, it was to visit the opera.

Before embarking on my mini-Europe adventure, I knew there were a few things in each city I really wanted to experience. And visiting the opera in a city renowned for its culture was, of course, high on the Vienna list. Continue reading “A Night At The Vienna State Opera”

Postcards from…Bergen

I had the best time exploring Bergen, and although I didn’t have much free time in the city I was determined to make the most of it! You can find out more about what I got up to here, but after having a wander around the harbour area, I made my way up the mountain before continuing to explore the city back at ground level.

I’d completely forgotten to grab a postcard when I was in Stavanger – for the first time ever! – and didn’t want to make the same mistake twice in Bergen! As I made my way back to my hotel after my day of exploring, I passed a souveniry style shop and popped my head in to see if I could grab a postcard or two. Continue reading “Postcards from…Bergen”

Bergen: My Introduction To Thor

I was so lucky to have such a lovely and sunny day free to explore Bergen. The next two days were consistent, ridiculous levels of rain, and I got so wet on my first day trying to find the conference venue that I had to Continue reading “Bergen: My Introduction To Thor”