Santorini, the world famous jewel of the Greek Islands, a top hitter on everyone's bucket list was one of my most highly anticipated European holidays. Read on to see what else we did while in one of the world's most beautiful islands!
Menorca was a highly anticipated holiday for us this year, it being for my birthday weekend and us largely craving some sunshine, sea & stunning surroundings. As it is a smaller island than its more famous neighbours of Mallorca & Ibiza we had a more chilled out break planned out ahead of us. Read more to find out what else we did!
Lake Bled had always been one of our top places to go visit for the longest time and so we were so glad when everything aligned for us to go and visit Slovenia. Slovenia has probably been long one of the unassuming European countries to visit - it does border the more famous Italy, Austria and Croatia however don't underestimate what Slovenia has to offer - I'd say it's a real gem until everyone else stumbles upon it!
Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal was one of our first summer long weekend city breaks in Europe and remains one of our favourites. There's plenty of sun, culture, food & sightseeing to keep any groups of people busy in this charming city. Read on to see what else we got up to!
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and the often mispronounced city (correctly pronounced "Lyoob-lyah-nah") is a city small enough to really see and explore on foot but large enough for it to keep all who visit occupied and interested a weekend break, or as the start of a longer weekend! Read on to see what we got up to in the city (and also a day trip to Skocjan caves!)
We start off part 2 of Cinque Terre back in Vernazza, with views from the Castello Doria. Although it might be a slightly unconventional view (the typical postcard view seen from the walking trail from Monterosso), it's still quite a sight to see all the pastel houses & roofs from up close! Read on to see what else we did in the remaining 48 hours in the Cinque Terre region
When one thinks of Italy they often think of national treasures such as pizza, pasta and also may also think of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (amongst other national landmarks including the Colosseum, the Sistine chapel etc!). However after you see the leaning tower there isn't quite a whole load to do in Pisa afterwards but an easy hour train ride away will take you to the stunningly picturesque towns of Cinque Terre (5 towns) and in our opinion something you can't miss if you're in that region! Read on to see what else we saw & ate while in Cinque Terre!
Edinburgh, the home of haggis, deep fried mars bars and even more rainy weather was such a beautiful city to visit and one that can easily be revisited with its convenient links from London. It's also a city that's famous for their New Year's Eve celebrations, Hogmany, and although we didn't visit for New Years we hope we can enlighten for what else to get up to!
Cappadocia; stunning, unforgettable and absolutely breathtaking is easily one of my favourite places in the world. Most people will associate it with hot air balloon-ing although there is a lot more than just that (although something that is definitely unskippable while you're there) and we definitely found there was plenty to love.
Istanbul, a city straddling both Europe & Asia is amazing and intoxicating in so many ways as there's a huge mix of old vs new and all with a plethora of cultural sights, tastes and sounds. 48 hours might sound like way too little time in this city, but we'll try our best & pick the best things to do in this city