I know it’s only September but it’s usually this time of year that many people are deciding what to do at new year. The Christmas adverts have started on the tv, the weather is cooling down (well for us anyways) and every year I sit and think about places I’d love to be when the clock strikes midnight on new years eve and we enter a brand new year. Regardless of how the current year is gone, there is always that little spark signalling a new beginning, a chance to start over again or an opportunity to top the previous […]
Top 5 Halloween Destinations in Europe, get your thrills from haunted castles and ghost tours through cobbled streets, scary locations for the brave!
I know it’s a bit early for some, but if you want to get away for Halloween and experience some of the beautiful locations Europe has to offer, then planning really starts now. This is my top 5 Halloween European destinations which incorporates everything I love about the holiday, fun and frights, ghosts and things that go bump in the night! Where I could, I’ve also added some webcams so you can actually view the locations before you go. 1. Bran Castle, Romania The first on my list had to be Bran Castle with its links to Dracula, though […]
I mentioned in my last post that I love statues… I wasn’t kidding, and with Italy being abundant in glorious statues, what’s a girl to do? Take as many photos as she can! Here are just a few snaps I took which are from Rome, Florence and Lucca, hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Now, I’ve been to Rome once before, 10 years ago and although the landmarks have remained the same the amount of tourists milling about the place hasn’t! So when we got to Rome (about 5pm) we decided to have a relaxing evening and set out early in the morning. Armed with our map and kitted out in trainers (very important if you’ve planning a day of sight seeing) we left the apartment at 6.30am, jumped on the Metro and 5 minutes later we were walking down Viale Manzoni and onto Via Labicana heading towards the Colosseum. Apart from a few […]
Having just returned from our trip away in Italy, we were amazed at the ease in which we managed to maintain our vegan diet. It wasn’t always quite as straight forward as I would have liked but we live and learn. Breakfasts where simple enough, we were staying at a lovely hotel that had a breakfast buffet, so we could load up on fresh fruit, italian bread with marmalade and a cheeky espresso or 2. There was also a selection of cereals, but you never know… plus it was only cow’s milk available (in some hotels you might just need […]
For our 6 day Italy trip we opted to go with hand luggage only, which not only saved us forty pounds each for no hold baggage (saving of 160 sterling pounds in total for the 2 of us), but gave us extra time on our actual holiday as we didn’t need to stand in a huge queue to check our baggage in (we had checked in on line and had our boarding passes printed out) and there was no waiting around at the other end to pick up our suitcases from the carousel! It also made travelling around from city […]