Europe, Travel Planning

8 Views You Won’t Get From Flying

Europe is home to some of the most amazing and most-visited cities in the world. It's a checklist of stunning architecture, thousands of years of history, high-end fashion, world-famous landmarks, luxury and anything else you could ever want from a city. For many, flying is the easiest way to get from A to B, whether… Continue reading 8 Views You Won’t Get From Flying

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frankfurt, Hotel Review

Adina Aparthotel, Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a city that never ranked high in my to-visit list, and when trying to find things to see and do there it never really grabbed my attention in the way many other German cities have. But, when faced with cheap flights from there to Iceland, I couldn't turn down the opportunity to explore… Continue reading Adina Aparthotel, Frankfurt

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… Continue reading Frankfurt | More Than Just A Stopover?

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… Continue reading Strasbourg | Pretty Buildings and A Slight Chill…

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… Continue reading Verona – Munich | A Day Of Travel

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… Continue reading A Night In London’s West End

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… Continue reading Dresden, Germany

Cologne

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Taking a whopping 632 years to finish building, it's easy to see why this iconic cathedral welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year. Finally finished in 1880, Kölner Dom has since survived World War II despite the rest of the city being largely flattened, and been added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. It now… Continue reading Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Dresden, Postcards

Postcards from…Dresden

Although I had just one full day in Dresden, I made the most of it by exploring the compact city and seeing as much as possible. First stop of the day was Frauenkirche, and I loved the views from the top. Of course, this had to be one of the postcards I picked up in… Continue reading Postcards from…Dresden

Blue skies, view from the aeroplane over the clouds
Munich

All Good Things Must Come To An End…

16 days, 4 countries and a couple of backpacks. Our mini-Europe adventure had finally come to an end, and as we made the 45-minute journey to the airport, I couldn't help but reflect on our time away. I'd had a great time, and was genuinely sad to be heading home...not just because we had to… Continue reading All Good Things Must Come To An End…