City Guides

Cities around the world can be some of the most interesting places to visit; cultural hubs with a mixture of old and new. Read my city guides below including Rome, Paris, Oslo and the luxurious Monte Carlo.

Each of the guides offers advice for anyone looking to visit, tops things to do and why each should or shouldn’t be on your wish list!

Guide: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Travel

Guide: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Rounding off my backpacking trip through Europe, I spent the final week of my travels in cloudy Edinburgh, the cultural Scottish capital. Having explored the city in 2012, I was specific about how I wanted to spend the week, it being my first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

View Post
Exploring Paris to Make New Memories
Travel

Exploring Paris to Make New Memories

My third trip to the French capital of Paris was full of memories from my previous visits. Here for two nights, it was impossible not to recall being here last April, as well as on a family holiday at thirteen. It made for an unusual solo travel experience as I was carrying a lot of people with me, or so it felt.

View Post
A Day Visiting Lyon, France
Travel

A Day Visiting Lyon, France

After a repeat breakfast of fresh croissants, I got on my penultimate train journey of the trip from Marseilles up north. I would be visiting Lyon for just one night, so aimed to make the most of the initial day before getting my final train to Paris early the next morning.

View Post
Travelling to Marseille and Experiencing the Highlights
Travel

Travelling to Marseille and Experiencing the Highlights

Travelling to Marseille, at first it appeared as nothing more than a lesser version of Nice, which I know sounds harsh. It was generally a bit grottier as the area surrounding the train station, while offering great views due to it’s height, was rough.

View Post
Pleasant Surprises on a Trip to Nice, France
Travel

Pleasant Surprises on a Trip to Nice, France

After Monte Carlo I was ready for France and the final leg of my mainland Europe adventure before Scotland and the Fringe Festival. A trip to Nice was my first stop in France and a beautiful city… it was nice (just to get that out of the way)!

View Post