I recently went on a 48 hours trip to Bremen, in Germany. It is probably not a place you have heard of but many hidden treasures in the city have had local and international impact. If I told you Bremen is home to the famous Becks beer, it is also home to the oldest wine in all of Germany and home to one of the finest UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I think you start so far putting Bremen on the map… Well, honestly, before visiting, I never heard of Bremen. But I am lucky to find cheap flights from London. So I booked my ticket and literally went on a treasure hunt!
From the Royal Mile to the heights of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh is a city that has a lot to offer. I was lucky to visit during the last week-end of July, few days before the mythical Fringe Festival begins. I am somehow unlucky to miss it as it is one of the biggest events in the United Kingdom. However, during my 3-days-trip, I had the opportunity to visit some of the main touristy attractions in Edinburgh combining them with my own tastes and my own preferences on things to do and where to stay. So this, is my Edinburgh!
Costa del Sol is a region of Spain that knows very well how to combine culture and beach holidays. I visited many times due to the close proximity with Morocco and I can say that I am always surprised by it. Costa del Sol is indeed just few kilometres away from Morocco when visiting by ferry and just over one hour away by plane from Casablanca. To kick off my summer holidays, I visited few weeks ago and here’s my suggestion of 5 towns to visit in Costa del Sol.
As I was recently randomly browsing flights, I found a cheap flight to a rather expensive destination. I booked a return London-Copenhagen for £15 only! That’s cheaper than my transfer from London to Luton Airport, from where I flew. Anyway, I took this short 48 hours city-break in Copenhagen just to reconnect with a destination I absolutely love but also get to do things a bit off the touristy trail. I visited Copenhagen back in 2013 for 5 days and I got to do the touristy stuff, from the Little Mermaid to the colourful Nyhavn.
Europe might be a small continent but it is one of the most diverse. There are many things to see and do at any time of the year. For this summer, I suggest 7 European capitals to visit and enjoy a summer city-break. I am sure you will be surprised by some of my choices but I highly recommend what’s coming up on this list!
Have you ever showed up to an airport with no idea where you will be flying to? I kind of did that recently! Suprise Trips arranged a city-break for me where they took care of booking flights and hotel using Expedia’s advanced technology. Three days before my departure, they told me that it was going to be sunny and warm so that I know what to pack for the trip. Out of curiosity, I started browsing all their 77 destinations trying to guess where I will be going. Obviously, it wasn’t Reykjavik. But I assumed it would be on the Mediterranean or Central Europe. I failed guessing my own destination… but that was all part of the excitement and anticipation of going to a mystery destination. Once I arrive to London Luton Airport, I get the e-mail I’ve been waiting for… It says: “You are going to Faro”.
I love visiting big capitals of the world and I have done so for over 3 years but one day, I wanted to break this habit so I booked a flight for Malaysia. Of course I went to Kuala Lumpur but most of my stay was in Langkawi Island. This paradisiac island is full of turquoise beaches, jungles, wild animals and all the extras from tropical islands like drinking cocktails by the beach club.
Back in March 2016, the very heart of Istanbul was bombed by terrorists. The following day after those horrific attacks, I was due to go visit Istanbul. Of course, I was re-considering my trip… Should I stay or should I go? I was carefully following news every hour and asking Turkish friends about the situation. They were honest with me and even told me not go… But at the end, I decided to not let fear overtake. So for the love of travel and (somehow) by solidarity with the Turkish nation, I went to Istanbul.
During my city-break in Novi Sad, I was advised by many Serbians and travellers to visit Sremski Karlovci, a charming and seducing town not far at all from Novi Sad. It is indeed the case, it is just under 20 minutes away by bus. I arranged my meeting with Sara, who kindly volunteered to be my guide on this small trip that lasted only an afternoon.
Cardiff is just 2 hours away by train from London but I only had the opportunity to visit once. However, 2 weeks ago a better opportunity came up! It was Traverse 2016 conference, a really fun conference run by travel bloggers for travel bloggers to learn some new tips and tricks to improve our blogs. Even though the conference takes up most of the time, the spare time left was very well spent as I visited parts of the city and the South Wales region dominated by the huge Brecon Beacons National Park.