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!

A Serbian City: What to do in Belgrade
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A Serbian City: What to do in Belgrade

Belgrade isn’t a destination you go to without some sort of preconception, perhaps that it won’t be modern or that it won’t feel safe to walk around alone. Turns out both are wrong and it’s a very aesthetically pleasing city.

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72 Hours Visiting Sofia, Bulgaria
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72 Hours Visiting Sofia, Bulgaria

After booking an extra night in Sofia, it became my longest stay in one location since Norway, the maiden destination of my summer jaunt. I’d heard a lot from fellow inter-railers about how Sofia wasn’t ‘authentic’ and that there ‘wasn’t much to do’. The use of the term ‘authentic’ almost infuriates me. What does that even mean? Sofia is a modern capital, authentically, and there was so much to do it took me three days to do maybe half of it (I ambled in the heat).

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A Historic Visit to Brasov
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A Historic Visit to Brasov

As I leave Brasov on the train to Bucharest (brief stopover before Bulgaria this evening), I feel sad to say goodbye as it’s been an incredible two days. It really is a beautiful city set along the base of the Tampas Mountains, offering stunning scenery that looks heavenly in the evening sunshine.

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Exploring Romania: What to See in Sibiu
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Exploring Romania: What to See in Sibiu

My first stop of four in Romania was Sibiu, otherwise known as the European Capital of Culture in 2007! I arrived at 6.30am after my worst train experience yet. It was the night train from beautiful Budapest to Sibiu and I have to say, it dashed my hopes for what I’d find when I arrived.

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The Sloths at Budapest Zoo
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The Sloths at Budapest Zoo

Budapest Zoo has a fantastic area for sloths to thrive and offers great interaction for zoo visitors. Here’s how my visit went; scroll down for some pictures of the cute animals in action: Once I’d left Vienna on a morning train, the time had finally arrived to visit the sloths at Budapest Zoo! I visited this city in March this year for several days, so only budgeted enough time on this trip to head to the Zoo for the afternoon. As I got into the station, it was baking and I had to queue for everything from ATM to reserving…

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