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Hotel Review, Venice

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 world-famous San Marco Square, Relais [...]

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frankfurt

Frankfurt | More Than Just A Stopover?

The original reason for coming to Frankfurt was purely because it was the cheapest place we could get a flight to Iceland. But, when presented with an opportunity to explore a new German city, how can I possibly refuse? After arriving late in the evening and taking a 20-minute detour to the apartment, the evening [...]

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Luxembourg

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, checked out and headed straight [...]

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg | Tiny Cities and Freezing Valleys

The older I get the more I appreciate a lay in. Especially on holiday, and especially when I've just travelled through 4 countries in as many days and am totally knackered. The day started much later than anticipated, but thankfully we had breakfast in our room after our supermarket raid the evening before, and fuelled up [...]

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Strasbourg TD

Strasbourg | Boat Tours, Kugelhopfs and Yet Another Train Journey

Although we had only arrived in Strasbourg the day before, the accommodation in Strasbourg was some of the priciest of the trip, and so we were only staying for one night. Which meant another morning up early to pack and after a bite for breakfast we were checked out, leaving our bags at the apartments [...]

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Strasbourg TD

Strasbourg | Pretty Buildings and A Slight Chill…

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 [...]

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Verona TD

Verona – Munich | A Day Of Travel

First rule of holiday: no alarms. And yet, I woke on the sixth day of my trip to the sound of my alarm. Joy. Unfortunately, it was necessary to allow us the time to fill our bellies at the breakfast buffet before we checked out. The walk from the train station to the city centre just [...]

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Venice TD, Verona TD

Venice | Goodbye water, hello Verona!

Time really does fly when you're having fun, and as we'd now woken up to the fourth day of our trip it meant it was time to move on. After a quick breakfast we were up, packed and checked out by 11am. It can only be described as a new personal best for me as the world's worst morning person. With [...]

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Venice TD

Venice | Gondola Rides and Prison Visits

Although I don't live by a church in England, I'm sure the bells do not ring very often. In Venice, however, they not only ring on the hour, but on the half hour, and sometimes at random times for about 5 minutes. They ring early in the morning, and even as late as midnight. Luckily, [...]

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Venice TD

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 noticed what looked like really [...]