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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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London

A Night In London’s West End

My absolute favourite thing to do in London is visit the West End and see one of the world-famous shows that are on offer. Team it up with delicious German food, and it's starting to sound like my kind of night! Grand plans - well, grandish plans - were made to visit Portobello market around [...]

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Brighton

Brighton: Oh I Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside!

Getting up bright and early on a Bank Holiday Saturday is not my favourite thing, especially when I'm on the tail end of the busiest month of the year at work. But one thing I hate more than early mornings is traffic, and I will do nearly anything to avoid sitting in the car park [...]

Dresden
Dresden

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 Christmas markets in Germany. That [...]

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England, London

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. After sampling afternoon tea at Luton Hoo a couple of months ago, I was back on a sunny Sunday morning to [...]

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Munich

Munich: Exploring A Bavarian Beauty!

Munich was the city of big plans. Munich was also the city of extreme tiredness. Not the best combination... It was a slow start to our first day in Munich, purely because we were so tired. We struggled to find somewhere to grab a bite for breakfast, and ended up in a Galeria, which is [...]

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Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

The city of Hamburg was second on my visit list in December, and while I only had a few days to explore, I had great fun checking the place out! While I may have taken a fair number of photos, here are some of my favourites...

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Prague

Prague: Crowds, Castles and Climbs

One of the perks of staying in a hotel next to a shopping centre is that we didn't have to go searching for breakfast. A few minutes after we'd left our room we were sitting with coffee and a croissant planning our day. Great start! Once the plan had been hatched, we made our way [...]

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Prague

Prague: Even more cobblestones!

Up early, we were on the move again to a new city and a new country - Prague was calling us! Although we'd jumped in a taxi to the hotel from the train station, we didn't think it was actually that far to walk, so set out on the 20-minute walk with plenty of time [...]