Budapest Photo Diary: exploring one of my favorite European cities by foot

Split by the Danube River, Buda and Pest are culturally and visually distinct. Buda is the calmer more residential side, with sweeping views from Gellért Hill and stunning monuments such as Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Pest on the other hand, has more of an upbeat, lively vibe with a plethora of cafes, restaurants,…

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Photo Diary: Lake Balaton, Hungary

While I’d recommend visiting this beautiful freshwater lake in summer- when the place comes alive with water sports and holiday-makers, the lake also makes a peaceful escape from Budapest during springtime. Trains and buses will take you to most towns around the lake, however outside of peak season these can be sporadic as can accommodation…

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Venice Photo Diary

Venice is renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I have to agree- I thought it was pretty lovely. If you want to know how much to budget for your trip and tips on how to save money have a look at this post. For the best delicious, cheap eats check…

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Bassano del Grappa: the perfect daytrip from Venice

A quick one hour train ride from Venice is one of the loveliest towns I’ve visited in Italy- Bassano del Grappa. The town has a beautiful green river running through it’s heart and is surrounded by rugged mountains (including Monte Grappa) and countryside. While the incredibly strong grappa is the most traditional drink of the area,…

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Exploring Oxford on foot: 5 things to do in the City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford has been a place I’ve longed to visit for years- a city synonymous with excellence in education and research, in a beautiful and historic setting. Easily reached by train or bus from London, the city provides a perfect day trip or weekend getaway from the capital. Here are my favourite 5 things to do…

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Photo Diary: Rovinj

This coastal town is one of the most picturesque places in the north of Croatia. Colorful harbor-side buildings, lush green islands and narrow old town streets make for an enchanting experience. However, this also means that many tourists flock to the town, hiking up prices and crowding the streets in summer. Food and accommodation was…

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