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The Best Views of Pena Palace & Gardens in Sintra, Portugal

The Best Views of Pena Palace & Gardens in Sintra, Portugal

El Palacio da Pena is the most famous castle in Sintra, and the one you’ll see on all the Portugal guide book photos.  The brightly coloured red and yellow towers are visible from all around Sintra, as this castle is high on the hillside and the gardens include the highest point in Sintra.  The castle is a dream for Instagram fans and photographers, so take your time to explore the terraces and gardens of Pena Park to find the best…

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Things to do in Evora in Portugal

Things to do in Evora in Portugal

Evora in Portugal was one of my favourite places I visited during my month-long trip backpacking around Portugal.  About an hour and a half away from the capital, most visitors just come here on a day trip from Lisbon to see the top sites of this beautifully preserved medieval town, then disappear just as quickly.  However, there are more than enough things to do in Evora to keep you busy for several days, so spend a night or two here…

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Best Self-Guided Walking Holidays in Europe

Best Self-Guided Walking Holidays in Europe

Europe is a wonderful and diverse continent with 50 countries, the majority of which, have had their walking trails for centuries. Taking a self-guided walking holiday in Europe is best between April and October when the weather is warmer, and you can make the most of the outdoors. The most popular walking holidays include those in the Alps, the Amalfi Coast or the Austrian Tyrol. If you’re really thinking outside the box then there is the Picos de Europa In…

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What to Eat in Vienna: Traditional Viennese Food You Must Eat in Vienna

What to Eat in Vienna: Traditional Viennese Food You Must Eat in Vienna

Food, glorious food.  I love Viennese food!  There are so many choices when deciding what to eat in Vienna so I tracked down some traditional Viennese food that you simply must eat in Vienna.  I’ve picked out my favourite traditional Austrian dishes, and some of the best places to eat them, so you know exactly what to eat and where to eat in Vienna!  And, if you prefer to take a food tour in Vienna I’ve found some corkers for…

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Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

Where to Stay in Prague for Backpackers: Post Hostel Prague

There is a staggering choice of hotels and hostels in Prague.  From budget hostels for backpacking Prague to luxury hotels in Prague, there is something for everyone.  I prefer to stay in private rooms when I can, but still in a social environment where I can meet other people, so when I found Post Hostel Prague it sounded like a great choice!  Read on for my full Post Hostel Prague review, probably the best Prague Backpackers’ Hostel. Where to Stay…

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Eating Prague Food Tour Review

Eating Prague Food Tour Review

Food, glorious food.  That is what I base most of my travel activities on, I admit.  From a cooking class in Mexico City to a food tour in Berlin and Kriol cooking in Belize I love to try local food.  I didn’t really know what to expect from Czech cuisine, but when I was planning a visit to Prague in the Czech Republic I wanted to learn more about Czech food and drink so looked up food tours in Prague. …

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Visiting the Berlin Wall

Visiting the Berlin Wall

Berlin had quite an effect on me.  I loved the city, the funky vibes, and amazing food scene, but Berlin still has the shadows of a dark past.  Germany and Berlin are not afraid to face that past though, to remember it, cherish the memory of those who fell during the world wars, and during the division of the city and country into East and West.  They also use this past as a reminder of what must never come again. …

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Why You Should Visit Prague in Winter

Why You Should Visit Prague in Winter

There is no bad time to visit Prague.  Each season has its own charms, and there are plenty of things to do in Prague throughout the year.  Prague can get very cold in winter, but the snow brings a magical white blanket to the city.  I didn’t mean to visit Prague in winter, I went in the middle of March, but this year the weather was particularly brutal, and I found myself in Prague with sub-zero temperatures and snow.  Here…

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48 Hours in Brno, Czech Republic

48 Hours in Brno, Czech Republic

Brno is the Czech Republic’s second largest city and is often overshadowed by Prague and smaller touristy towns like Cesky Krumlov.  However, don’t underestimate Brno.  I spent 3 nights in Brno and found plenty to do in this buzzing city.  If you still need convincing, here’s why you should go to Brno and some suggestions for things to do in Brno for a weekend visit. Visiting Brno Czech Republic Where is Brno? Brno is in the South East of the…

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Bite Berlin Food Tour Review

Bite Berlin Food Tour Review

Another city, another food tour!  Everywhere I go I love to try the local food and drink, and explore areas I wouldn’t normally discover by myself.  From chocolate making in Belize to a taco and street food tour in Mexico City, most of my travels revolve around food!  Berlin was no exception to this.  I must admit, I wasn’t very familiar with German food, so wanted to try some traditional dishes whilst learning more about Berlin’s own fusion of cuisine,…

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