Barcelona was the first city I ever visited on a city break. At the tender age of 21, I thought I’d smashed my experience of Barcelona, but in hindsight it wasn’t until I picked up this postcard that I realised just how much I’d missed out on. Although I had…

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Relais Venezia, Venice

In a city as compact as Venice, there are hotels within a stone’s throw of most places. But, trying to find somewhere central, comfortable and at a reasonable price is tricky in a city where most places carry a Venetian price tag. Location Just a few minutes’ walk from the…

Postcards from…Verona

My original intention was to travel from Venice to Strasbourg via Milan, where I’d have a brief stopover before continuing on to France. As I discussed my travel plans with an Italian colleague, she didn’t look too sure. After asking my reasons for heading to Milan specifically, she suggested looking…

7 Sights To Make You Fall In Love With Verona

Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo? Well, it’s safe to say I didn’t find Romeo among the throng of tourists that waited patiently – and not so patiently – to take their place on the infamous Juliet’s balcony, but I certainly fell in love with the city that plays host to…

Luxembourg | An Epic Leg Day

Luxembourg City isn’t the biggest place, and we could have really seen everything in a day. But, it’s nice to not have to rush around trying to fit everything in, so we left some sights for our second day in the city. With an afternoon train booked, we packed up,…

Venice | Basilica, Monster Seagulls and Exploring!

Starting our second day in Venice with breakfast in bed, our hotel was really earning itself some brownie points. We soon got ourselves ready and out for another day of exploring. First on the agenda was a visit to the Basilica in San Marco Square. During our brief wandering yesterday, we’d…

Venice | The City That Glows

I have never liked early starts. I can’t sleep because I am always absolutely convinced that my 3 alarms won’t go off and I’ll miss my flight. Thankfully, my alarms (and my boyfriend’s back-up alarms) successfully managed to get me out of bed and to Heathrow in time for my…

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

Copenhagen | Did someone say windy?

Feet already sore from all the walking we did on our first day in Copenhagen, we readied ourselves for the only full day we had in Copenhagen. We finally were out at about half 10, and there were barely any people around as we wandered along the water’s edge down…

Kicking things off with Copenhagen!

Day 1 of my mini-Europe trip started in Copenagen. Well, it actually started in London at 3am with the world’s worst taxi driver who forgot where he was taking my boyfriend and I before we’d even got to the end of the road. And it’s a short road. Needless to…

Taste of Berlin: Christmas Markets

Berlin at Christmas is the perfect way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. From the huge buildings wrapped as presents, to the epic number of Christmas stalls dotted around the city, Christmas takes over the city. And it’s enough to get even the biggest grinch in the festive spirit. There…

Manneken and Jeanneke Pis, Brussels

It’s strange to think millions of people who visit Brussels hunt out a statue of a little boy urinating into a fountain. Stranger still, to think they might search for a similar statue of a little girl doing the same. And yet, that’s just what I found myself doing when…

Berlin Welcome Card

City breaks can be expensive, but thankfully there are plenty of ways to save a few pennies here and there. Many of the big cities offer some kind of pass or attraction card, which could save you money and hopefully a bit of hassle! Having been to Berlin twice, I…

8 days and counting!

This week has been such a muddle and such a drag that I cannot wait to be flying off to Palma next week. In fact, in 8 days I will hopefully be there (Spanish air controllers permitting…) with a cocktail in one hand and some of my favourite Spanish food…

Taste of Bruges: Sights

If anyone asks me the prettiest place I’ve ever been, Bruges is always the winner. It’s not the biggest city, but there is definitely plenty to see there. Grote Markt Not just your standard square, Grote Markt is the main square in the centre of Bruges. Chances are you’ll pass…

Postcard from…Oxford

Oxford is a stunning city, about an hours drive from London. Home to a world famous university (Oxford University…) there’s so much history everywhere, and just walking through the city you get the feeling you are walking through the set of Harry Potter. It’s such a pretty city, that I…

Postcard from…Paris

There’s so much to see and do in Paris that it just wasn’t possible to find a postcard that covered everything we’d done, so I settled for this one and grabbing postcards from everything we visited that I loved too! As much as I love postcards, I just feel that this…