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Guide to Krakow: Polish City Breaks

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Guide to Krakow This is my guide to Krakow, the second instalment in my three-part guide to a city break in Krakow. To check out part one, a guide to the capital of Warsaw, click here. Here’s the lowdown on the best places to stay, what landmarks to see and a few other tips and tricks! Arriving in Krakow We stayed a few days longer in Krakow, which I was happy about considering how short our stay in Warsaw was.…

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Guide to Warsaw: Polish City Breaks

Poland

Guide to Warsaw: Polish City Breaks This is the first instalment of a three-part guide to Poland. First and foremost is my guide to Warsaw, the capital of Poland. In April 2017 I went to Poland for the first time and fell in love with it’s character, architecture and shockingly cheap prices. I went as part of a three-city trip for my best friend’s 21st birthday. We visited Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow in an urban adventure that was heavily characterised…

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Montserrat Tour from Barcelona: Ultimate guide to a Montserrat Day Trip

Spain

I never really wanted to visit Barcelona. I’ve just never had an interest in it as a destination. There’s no specific reason why, it just didn’t excite or inspire me. That was until I found out about Montserrat National Park. It’s not an exactly mainstream destination, but there was a period when every time I looked at my Instagram feed, a picture of Montserrat in Barcelona would stop me mid-scroll. The unique landscape, the craziness of the monastery cozied up…

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3 day itinerary for Barcelona: A Barcelona Weekend Itinerary

Spain

This is a 3 day itinerary for Barcelona, sorted by theme and location into the perfect 3 days trip. By the end of this post you’ll know what to see in Barcelona in 3 days, where to stay, how to get around and also some interesting history about the city. Encompassed in history, culture and crazy architecture, a trip to Barcelona city is the perfect way to spend the weekend. There’s certainly enough to do to enchant you for 3 perfect days on…

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5 Off the Beaten Track Destinations in France

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I’ve spent at a lot of time since September travelling around France during the weekends, making the most of my year abroad and visiting some of its lesser-known destinations. Most of France is completely obscured by the bright shining light of its capital, Paris. The capital of France is one of the most popular city breaks in the world but a lot of the places that I consider my favourites in France are often not on the radar of many…

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Hvar Island, Croatia: The Perfect Two Day Itinerary

Croatia

For your first day on Hvar Island, check out my previous post where I suggest walking around the town of Stari Grad, including climbing up Glavica Hill to thoroughly explore one of the oldest towns in Europe before relaxing on a beach of your choice (we stayed on a beautiful pebbly pay in walking distance from the centre of town). On our second day I was still feeling pretty ill and the morning started off pretty miserably as after a…

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Stari Grad, Hvar: Exploring the Oldest Town in Europe

Croatia

The next morning I woke up in Hvar to find that my early night had had no beneficial effects on my brewing cold. I felt goddamn awful. My throat was inflamed, my glands were swollen, my nose blocked and my whole head felt like it was full of wool. It was really the opposite of how you’d want to feel on your first day exploring a new place. I crawled from the tent into the outside world fairly begrudgingly. There have…

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Improvised Travel: A Blessing or a Curse?

Croatia

As we left so early from Krka, by the time we arrived back in the bus station in Split, it was only about midday. We had the whole day, and nearly two weeks in front of us but still no concrete plans. The temperature had soared that day, my back was sweating under the immense weight of my backpack and I was starting to worry that we had no flights booked home, or any idea where we would even be…

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24 hours in Split, Croatia: Start of my Summer Adventure

Croatia

It had been nearly eight weeks since I’d seen my boyfriend, Josh and arriving in Split airport, where we’d meet again I have to admit I was a little nervous. It had been the longest time that we’d ever been apart and after so much time of him only existing in memories and online, I was starting to forget that he was a real human being and more than just pixels on my screen. I kept imagining the moment that…

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Underrated London: North, East, South West.

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My last post focused on all places that are within walking distance of each other, however there’s more to London than those famous landmarks in the centre and once you’ve seen them, there’s way more to explore further out. This post will be split into four sections: North, East, South and West and I’ll share a couple of things from each zone. If you’re spending quite a long time in the big city, I’d recommend spending a day in each…

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