Friday 25 February – Sunday 27 February 2022
Pre-pandemic, I loved a trip to Berlin – in 2018, I went four times. In 2019, I decided to calm it down a little. I only went once and, having been to the Christmas markets for three years in a row, I figured I’d skip them so they’d have some novelty value again when I went back in 2020. Needless to say, that plan didn’t quite work out thanks to a tiny global pandemic. In the end, it ended up being nearly three years before I finally made it back and, having not been in so long, there was only one thing I wanted to do … a nostalgia trip. Continue reading “Berlin Part 13.1: Kebabs, Chocolate and Ouzo”
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th June 2019
I’ve known my flatmate for nearly two years now and for the majority of that time she has been suggesting a trip to Poland – where she’s from. Finally, we picked a weekend to go with some other friends from work. We initially planned a trip to Krakow, which is not where she is from but is where her mother lives. However, inexplicably, flights doubled within the space of a week and so instead we booked a trip to Warsaw. We headed off on a evening flight from Stansted, set to return on Sunday. Continue reading “A Weekend in Warsaw”
Friday 5 April – Tuesday 9 April 2019
Last year, my family had our first full family trip to Berlin. My Dad and one of my brothers was running the Berlin Half Marathon and my Mum, other brother and me would be cheering them on. For some crazy reason, they decided to do the same thing this year and my other brother decided to join them.
Continue reading “Berlin Part 12: Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Cathedral and Much Food”
Blog updated: April 2020
Berlin is easily one of my favourite cities in the world. There’s so much good food and so many great and interesting bars. It’s also a good city to be in both if you’re a backpacker on a budget and if you want to treat yourself. I must admit, during my summer in the city, the main thing I did was eat so this guide will mainly focus on that but since many of these places also do good drinks, that really is a win win. Continue reading “A Guide to Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Berlin”
After my latest trip in February this year, I have now been to Paris a whole three times – only two of which I actually remember since the first time I was 11. Despite multiple visits, I have yet to do anything that’s particularly off the tourist trail but since I’ve loved my visits to Paris I’m going to share my incredibly touristy activities anyway.
Continue reading “17 Touristy Things To Do In Paris”
Saturday 9th February – Monday 11th February 2019
After two days of exploring Paris by myself, spent wandering around museums and eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it (I’d had a great time), Saturday arrived and with it came my friends. I’d had a lovely time solo but I was looking forward to seeing them – I just had a few other things I wanted to do first.
Continue reading “Five days in Paris: Part 2”
Thursday 7th February – Friday 8th February 2019
For me, 2019 marks the first year of 30th birthdays (not mine). The first of these was at the beginning of the month. My housemate decided to use her 30th as an excuse to get a group of her friends to go to Paris for a weekend. Obviously I was game. In fact I was so game that I arrived two days before the weekend’s events kicked off. Continue reading “Five Days in Paris: Part 1”
Bucharest is home to several museums and galleries and, during my six month stay in the city, I made it to five of them. My experience of each was a bit hit and miss and this was often due to the amount of information available in English. Most of the information on display at the Village Museum and the art galleries I frequented was in both Romanian and English but neither the National History Museum nor the Natural History Museum had this level of English translations, making them harder to appreciate. However, each museum and each gallery still contained an array of interesting and different exhibitions.
Continue reading “A Guide to Bucharest’s Museums & Galleries”
Blog updated: January 2019
As much as I do hate winter, Christmas is probably my favourite time of year. I love the food, I love the festiveness and I love the markets. I first went to actual German markets back in 2004 when I was 13 and I went on a school trip to visit the ones in Aachen and Cologne. They were amazing. They were rustic and festive and I was able to find some lovely gifts, whilst munching away on tasty market sweet treats.
Continue reading “A Guide to Berlin’s Christmas Markets”
I love a good rooftop. There’s something about having a drink up high that gives it more of a sense of occasion. Plus if it’s a well positioned rooftop you might even get some quite nice views. Thankfully, Bucharest is not short of rooftop bars and cafes and during my six month stay in the city, I discovered four of them.
Continue reading “Four of Bucharest’s Rooftops”