Paris has really grown on me over the last few years and has quickly become one of those cities that I wouldn't mind visiting over and over again. It is an exciting, romantic city with something for everyone. Here are my top 10 things (in no particular order) to do when in town! 1) Explore… Continue reading Top 10 things to do in Paris
Montmartre is my favourite part of Paris (other than maybe Saint Germain Des Pres). Once you exit Abbesses Metro station, all your Paris clichés come alive. Check out the Le mur des je t’aime (Wall of Love) art installation before you make your way up the steep and windy, cobble-stoned streets to the top of the hill… Continue reading Afternoon in Montmartre, Paris
I've been wanting to go to Croatia for a while now (before the Game of Thrones hype believe it or not!) and 2017 was the year it finally happened. With its dramatic, mountainous scenery coupled with mesmerisingly clear, turquoise waters, all I can say is I'm not surprised that the Croatia travel industry is booming! The… Continue reading Croatia Travel Diary – Split
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have a fun weekend planned ahead and maybe a bit of holiday planning? If you're stuck for ideas, you should definitely consider Lake Como! I've already gone on about how much I loved Bellagio but there is so much more to Lake Como. With numerous villages and small hamlets… Continue reading Ferry hopping in Lake Como
There aren't many places like Lake Como. With its epic scenery and panoramic views in all directions, it is an effortlessly romantic travel destination. I loved walking around the small, quaint villages with Bellagio being one of the best - no surprise that it's referred to as the 'pearl' of the lake! How to get there To… Continue reading Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como
Visiting Pompeii was a huge tick off my travel bucket list. The ancient Roman City, destroyed by the erupting Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, has been somewhere I've wanted to go since I was a child. Easy to reach from Naples and Sorrento via the Circumvesuviana train, this is a place not to be missed! I've… Continue reading Pompeii, another tick off the bucket list
Naples is a bustling City on the southern coast of Italy. A little rough around the edges, it isn't like any other Italian City I've been to - for instance, Naples isn't the cleanest of cities and has a serious rubbish collection problem which doesn't seem like it will change anytime soon. Having said that, it's not as… Continue reading Pizza in Napoli!
The Amalfi coast has so many beautiful towns and villages. You could easily spend weeks here, moving from one place to another. Sadly, I only had one week so I visited the standard 'must-see' places, including Ravello, which can be reached by bus from Amalfi. Amalfi has a very different vibe to Positano and is a lot… Continue reading Reaching heights in Ravello
"Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone" - John Steinbeck All I can say is that the above quote is spot on! I have wanted to go to the Amalfi Coast for years. Has anyone seen the 90s movie… Continue reading Positano – sun, sea and lots of stairs!
Welcome back to part 2 of my post on Istanbul! We were absolutely exhausted after my friend's wedding so had a slightly later start the next day. I love walking in Istanbul - it feels very safe and there's an interesting building or ruin around nearly every corner. We first headed to the Basilica Cistern,… Continue reading Exploring Istanbul – part 2