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Berlin Germany Part 2 – Bikes, Barricades and Beers

  After our disastrous first day trying to get into Berlin (seriously, it was a nightmare and you can read about it here) we had to see as much of the city as we could in 3/4 of a day. We jumped on the U-Bahn from our hostel to the TV Tower and the Fat… Continue reading Berlin Germany Part 2 – Bikes, Barricades and Beers

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Berlin, Germany Part 1  – Bargain Flights & Big Mistakes

I have always liked the idea of going Interrailing. As you can see in this blog about Canada, I do enjoy train travel. After some research, a multi-country pass was coming up at about £180. Two days after discussing it with Karl, and planning out an itinerary, I received an email from Ryanair. They were offering… Continue reading Berlin, Germany Part 1  – Bargain Flights & Big Mistakes

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No 1 Traveller Lounge Gatwick North – A review

Having not been away for three and a half months (three and a half months!) my planning for our trip to SrI Lanka got a little out of hand. I had booked the hostels, the flights and the trains, and with little else to do, I booked us into an airport lounge. The No1 Traveller… Continue reading No 1 Traveller Lounge Gatwick North – A review

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Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

The best thing about having a birthday on 1st February is the chance to run away and celebrate with a cheap, off-season holiday. Ryanair’s January sale usually throws up some good deals and for my 20th birthday, I snagged a return to Venice for £10. OK, so it was to the small Treviso Airport rather than the… Continue reading Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

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Budapest, Hungary Part 2 – History, Hot Springs and Hangovers

You join us halfway through our trip to Budapest, to read from the beginning, click here.   THE OPERA The Hungarian State Opera House, or Magyar Allami Operahaz as it’s known in Hungarian, is a wonderful building built in the neo-Renaissance style.  Yes I had to look this up again, but all the information came flooding… Continue reading Budapest, Hungary Part 2 – History, Hot Springs and Hangovers

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Budapest, Hungary Part 1 – Castles, Cold and Competitions

New Year’s Eve can be a traumatic experience. So much build up, so much hype, so much to go wrong and SO much to regret. To spread the strain, Karl’s friends from school like to go away for a couple of days. In December 2007, I joined them on my first group trip with “the… Continue reading Budapest, Hungary Part 1 – Castles, Cold and Competitions

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Majorca/Mallorca – Let’s call the whole thing off

I’ve been to Mallorca (Majorca?) three times. The first at the age of 9, the second with friends at 17, and the last with Karl for my 20th birthday. Age 9 We used to go away on our family holidays with my grandparents, which meant some good quality time together, but going to the kind of… Continue reading Majorca/Mallorca – Let’s call the whole thing off