I was in a bit of a daze when we landed in Porto at the beginning of October. We’d got up super early to get the first tube of the morning and landed in Portugal’s second biggest city at about 11am. I started to wake up as we hopped on the Metro and I’d managed to grab a Milka bar from the first vending machine I came across. Within about half an hour we found ourselves…

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As the last trees of soft pink blossom bloom and wedding season gets underway, it feels like romance is truly in air. With three weddings next month I’m embracing the season, so let me take you back in time to an era when the rich built castles with quaint turrets that overlooked the countryside, and a moat surrounded its border. It sounds like something from a fairy tale but you can experience the beauty of…

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Have you ever all of a sudden realised that weeks or months have flown by and you’ve not travelled further than an hour from your house, seen anyone or anything outside your city, then all of sudden you just *need* to escape? It’s a similar feeling to when you suddenly notice your hair needs a cut or something needs fixing and it’s all you can think about. But for the capital I think we classify it…

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When you think of Belgium, what comes to mind first? Beer? Chocolate? Waffles? Well Bruges has it all in abundance. As I was visiting over Easter the obvious order of excitement for me was chocolate, waffles, beer. When you’re walking all day you need something to keep you going and you can’t get better options (cue excuse to completely indulge). So following on from part one, here’s the tastier post where I explore where to eat, drink and find blissful sleep. Discovering a taste for Belgian…

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As the last of the summer sunshine glows across the city and the leaves turn golden, I’m slowly starting to get back into the hectic city life that the post-summer season brings. Travel is never very far my thoughts at this time of the year as we leave the warm weather behind. City breaks are one of the best ways to escape the city before the end of the year. So whilst I plot my plans for the next few months, I thought…

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