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Szechenyi Vs Gellert: Battle Of The Budapest Spa Baths

Budapest is famous for its thermal spa baths all over the city, but two in particular are popular with tourists: Szechenyi and Gellert. I've written about both briefly in my post about Budapest, as my friend and I ended up visiting both after we couldn't choose which would be the best to visit - and… Continue reading Szechenyi Vs Gellert: Battle Of The Budapest Spa Baths

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Three Days In Fairytale Budapest, One Of My Favourite Cities

A few months ago, I finally returned to Budapest, eight years after my first visit. Budapest very quickly became one of my favourite cities in Europe, and I was curious to see how I would find it a second time around, and whether the magic would capture me just as instantaneously as it did the… Continue reading Three Days In Fairytale Budapest, One Of My Favourite Cities

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Christmas In Kaunas: Feeling Festive In Lithuania

I've just returned from a spontaneous trip to Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania. Why Kaunas? Quite simply, a) because there were cheap flights, b) they worked for a long weekend for which I had one day's holiday left to take at work, and c) I've never been to Lithuania before! Truthfully, I'd never… Continue reading Christmas In Kaunas: Feeling Festive In Lithuania

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Everything You Need To Know About The Harry Potter Train In Scotland

Did you know that Hogwarts is actually in Scotland? And that you can ride on the actual Hogwarts Express through the beautiful Scottish highlands, including over the iconic viaduct from the Harry Potter movies, to get there*? As if I needed any more reasons to be proud to call this place home, whack in some… Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About The Harry Potter Train In Scotland

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A Photo Guide To Sintra, The Best Day Trip From Lisbon

Sintra is by far the most popular day trip destination from Lisbon, and I have soooo many photos to prove why. So many, in fact, that while I wrote about our day trip to Sintra in my Lisbon post, I didn't go into great detail because I had way too many photos to include, and… Continue reading A Photo Guide To Sintra, The Best Day Trip From Lisbon

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Loving Lisbon: A Perfect 3 Day Itinerary

After a short time in Porto, we were off further south to the bigger, busier and sunnier city of Lisbon. It's no secret that I fell in love with Lisbon on my first visit to Portugal, and I couldn't wait to get back to the iconic tiles, the beautiful terraces and even the leg-killing hills.… Continue reading Loving Lisbon: A Perfect 3 Day Itinerary

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The Best Of One Day In Porto – Viewpoints, Bookshops & Port

Knowing how much I absolutely loved Lisbon a few years ago, I was very excited to not only be getting back there, but also to finally hit up Porto. I've always, always heard good things about Porto - it feels like Lisbon's little sister with even more hills. We were only going to have one… Continue reading The Best Of One Day In Porto – Viewpoints, Bookshops & Port

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Visiting Three Countries In A Day: A Trip To Basel, Switzerland

As you'll know from my last post, the main reason we booked flights to Basel was actually to spend a night in France. However, we had to at least spend a day in Basel, because it would be rude not to, right? Especially given that Ash had never been to Switzerland before, we needed to… Continue reading Visiting Three Countries In A Day: A Trip To Basel, Switzerland

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Introducing Scotland’s Eighth City: Dunfermline

Last week, it was announced that various towns around the British Isles, and even as far afield as the Falkland Islands, would become cities as part of the Jubilee celebrations. This means that Scotland is no longer the country of seven cities - we've gained an eighth! Dunfermline is a well-deserved choice, given that it… Continue reading Introducing Scotland’s Eighth City: Dunfermline

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A Photo Tour Of Colmar, France’s Fairytale Town

Last weekend, we took a whirlwind trip over to Europe. In my usual fashion, I'd actually found cheap flights to Basel, and after a quick look at the map and realising that the adorable French fairytale town of Colmar is nearby, I hit the book button instantly. And then, despite the fact we'd be flying… Continue reading A Photo Tour Of Colmar, France’s Fairytale Town