Travel Tips

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Guide: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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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.

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Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo
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Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo

New life plan; become a millionaire, move to Monte Carlo and drive a sports car. On Friday afternoon I left La Spezia and arrived for my weekend in Monte Carlo just before dusk. My first glimpse was from the train tracks and I can’t totally describe how I felt. I’ve wanted to come here for so long and couldn’t wait to see it all; it was almost like waiting to meet a person, a pen pal, rather than a place. My hotel, as Monaco doesn’t do hostels, was right in the centre on a street that looked like it was…

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Cinque Terre Guide: Hitting the Big Five in the National Park
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Cinque Terre Guide: Hitting the Big Five in the National Park

In La Spezia, the location of my accommodation to visit the famous five or ‘Cinque Terre’, I had my only mentally low time on the trip so far. I’d just come from Florence and my energy levels were in hiding, whilst La Spezia wasn’t exactly a grand destination. After sleeping the night, in the morning I ignored my alarms and slept in to recuperate and debated missing out on my exploring for the day, perhaps with a trip to the cinema. Yet, something in me pushed against the lack of motivation and I’m so fortunate that I managed to meet…

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What to do in Florence: Food, Views and Art History
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What to do in Florence: Food, Views and Art History

My third stop in Italy after Venice and Rome, I had high hopes for Florence. I’d been here once before as part of a cruise, but all I remember is seeing the copy of the Statue of David and it being a mega 42C! So, it was as if completely new as I found my way to the hotel on the first day before Will arrived. After meeting at the airport, the day was pretty much complete so my take on what to do in Florence comes from the three remaining days, which were enough to see the best of…

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Visiting Rome: Colosseum, Vatican and Everything Inbetween
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Visiting Rome: Colosseum, Vatican and Everything Inbetween

I was so excited after checking in after my train from Venice that I immediately wanted to get something done in Rome, so walked the twenty minutes or so from the hostel, down a main street and park (dodgy, not again Google Maps) to the Colosseum. I just had to see it as fast as I could, being this close.

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