• Travelling to Marseille and Experiencing the Highlights

    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.

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    Pleasant Surprises on a Trip to Nice, France

    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)!

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    Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo

    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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    La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy

    La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy

    After four nights in Florence, a beautiful and busy city, I arrived one afternoon in La Spezia, an Italian location I knew little about. In fact, it’s a large town with it’s own castle, theatre, shopping and port, but is used more as a place to find accommodation when visiting the Cinque Terre.

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

    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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