Restaurants in Florence

Restaurants in Florence Set out below are some of the best restaurants in Florence that I discovered in my weekend trip! Mercato Centrale Mercato Centrale Firenze was the brainchild of Umberto Montano, who launched the project with Claudio Cardini. It gave Florence back one of its most important locations: the first floor of the covered…

Things to do in Florence

Things to do in Florence Florence is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the world! We travelled there for a wedding 30 minutes outside Florence in Pontassieve. Set out below are a few of the best things to do in Florence: Half a day trip to Pisa We travelled to Pisa on…

Hotel in Florence

Hotel In Florence We stayed in Locanda Dei Guelfi, a bed-and-breakfast / hotel in Florence situated around a seven minute walk from both the train station and the Duomo. It was situated on the third floor of a building that does not have lifts so be warned of the climbing. If you want your luggage…

Things to do in Brighton

Things to do in Brighton I may be biased after attending the University of Sussex but Brighton is one of the best places in the UK! The town is bustling and vibrant and situated only one hour outside London. Even better, if you book your tickets in advance you can get a return ticket for…

Bars in Brighton

Bars in Brighton There are so many great bars in Brighton but here are some of my favourite ones: Patterns For those who knew Brighton a few years again, Patterns took over the space at Audio. Situated to the left of the pier opposite the sea life centre, the bar offers beautiful views of Brighton Pier. We…

Freedom: Hen Do In Brighton

Hen Do in Brighton Freedom Ltd I recently headed to hen do in Brighton which I organised for my best friend. We had a large group of 24 people so I needed some help! Luckily Freedom  hen and stag do specialists were on hand from the beginning to assist with all my questions and work up a fun…

Things to do in Lyon

Things to do in Lyon Lyon is France’s third largest city and a major tourist destination founded 2000 years ago. The city hosts a mixture of architecture, culture and traditions reflecting the different populations who have inherited it. The  River Saône and the Rhône divide Lyon and provide stunning scenery across the bridges. I was really impressed…

Bars in Lyon

Bars in Lyon Read on for some of the bars in Lyon I visited on my trip. Volle Petrol Volle Petrol is a barge on the river offering alfresco drinks on a large terrace. As it was a sunny day, there wasn’t any space left outside so we sat inside on the bar stalls overlooking the…

Restaurants in Lyon

Restaurants in Lyon Set out below are some great restaurants in Lyon that we visited during our weekend! Brioche Doree If you are looking for a casual and cheap bakery for breakfast (petit dejeuner) I recommend Brioche Doree on Rue Republique. It serves fresh pastries and cakes for a very reasonable €1-2.  A croissant, pain au raisin, espresso…

Wine Tour in Lyon

Wine Tour in Lyon A wine tour in Lyon is an absolute must! We booked with Rhone Trip for a morning visit to the vineyards. We were in an intimate group of 4 for our half day trip on Saturday morning starting at 9am. Julie collected us from Place Bellacour (very central) and we embarked on…

Hotel in Lyon

Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts Hotel in Lyon At the heart of the city centre in the first arrondissement is Mercure Beaux Arts, situated in a beautiful 19th century building. This hotel in Lyon was in an ideal location for exploring the city and situated near many shops, sites and restaurants. It is an eight minute walk from the hotel…

Restaurants in St Julian’s

Restaurants in St Julian’s and Sliema Restaurants in St Julian’s There is certainly no shortage of restaurants in St Julian’s! We noticed that the restaurants nearer  Hotel Valentina on the first stretch of the harbour were a little more touristy. You can usually spot this by members of staff outside inviting people in. Also, as per the…

Things to do in Malta

Things to do in Malta As you will see from my review of Hotel Valentina, we stayed in St Julian’s during our visit to Malta. We were only there for three full days but managed to have lots of fun exploring. Some of ideas of things to do in Malta are set out below. Day…

Hotel In St Julian’s

Hotel Valentina St Julian’s Hotel Valentina is ideally situated in St Julian’s, just moments away from the harbour with a variety of bars and restaurants nearby.  It is also only 30 minutes from the airport where it is 20 euros in a taxi or 5 euros on the airport bus. The modern and light decor…

Things to do in Riga

Things to do in Riga Free walking tour The first google search for things to do in Riga came up with free walking tour (where you can tip what you want at the end). We booked with Free Tour for the 11am tour but there are also options for 10am and 3pm. You start your tour…