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 world-famous San Marco Square, Relais… Continue reading Relais Venezia, Venice
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, checked out and headed straight… Continue reading Luxembourg | An Epic Leg Day
Munich was a great teaser for our upcoming visit to Frankfurt, and served as a lovely stopover that meant we didn't have to change trains about a million times between Verona and Strasbourg. What it also meant was that we'd have to get up before the crack of dawn to catch a 6.24am train from Munich… Continue reading Strasbourg | Pretty Buildings and A Slight Chill…
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 noticed what looked like really… Continue reading Venice | Basilica, Monster Seagulls and Exploring!
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 8.45am flight to Venice. As… Continue reading Venice | The City That Glows
Panoramic views of London don't come much better than from The Shard, and on my recent visit to the viewing platforms on floors 68 and 69 I was lucky enough to have a clear day with superb views of the city. As a fan of sweeping, panoramic views of any city, I've visited my fair… Continue reading Postcards from…The Shard
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 Christmas markets in Germany. That… Continue reading Dresden, Germany
Copenhagen is a city known for it's price tag, and it can be hard to find a bargain without compromising on the hotel. Thankfully, the city is quite compact, so finding a hotel not slap bang in the city centre isn't a problem. A converted 18th century warehouse, Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is a real eye-catcher. The… Continue reading Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, Copenhagen
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 to The Little Mermaid. I'd… Continue reading Copenhagen | Did someone say windy?
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 say, it wasn't the smoothest… Continue reading Kicking things off with Copenhagen!