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Cheap and free things to do in Barcelona

cheap and free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona, like many Western European cities, can end up being a pricey break, with entrance and activity fees, food and drink, and transport costs racking up. I was a little worried about trying to spend a week there on a…
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London to Barcelona by train

London Barcelona train

Tell someone that you’re taking a train trip to another country, and the reaction is pretty much always the same; that it sounds wonderful! There’s something romantic and intrepid about long train journeys, and in the UK we only have…
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Why Camden is my favourite part of London

Camden London travel

This is probably going to win the prize for my most unoriginal blog post ever…of all the places in London that I could recommend, why would I choose one of the most popular and crowded spots for locals and tourists…
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Coffee, cake and…cats?! Visiting London’s first cat cafe

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium London cat cafe

I absolutely love cats. I have fully embraced my inevitable destiny as a so-called “crazy cat lady”. At the moment I can’t have any of my own, though, due to renting and moving around a lot, so when I heard…
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The best gluten free and dairy free cake in Bedford!

best gluten free dairy free cake Bedford

Food intolerances can be frustrating when you’re out and about. Sure, you can just bring some snacks that you know you can eat, but sometimes you get fed up of watching enviously while your coffee-shop companions munch on something sweet,…
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Why you should go to Transylvania

Bran Castle Transylvania

Whenever I told someone I was off to Transylvania for a few days, their reaction was usually a comment about vampires, or an admission that they hadn’t realised it was a real place! It’s certainly somewhere with associations which brings…
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The Transfagarasan Road, Romania

Transfagarasan Road

I can’t claim to have watched much Top Gear, and I am most definitely not a fan of Jeremy Clarkson, its now former presenter, but when I began researching how to reach Poenari Citadel, the “real” Dracula’s castle, in Romania,…
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The real Dracula’s castle

The rain that’s hammered the windows all the way across the grey-cloaked mountains and up the winding Transfagarasan Road shows no sign of stopping as we get out of the car and contemplate the steps ahead of us, leading up…
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My favourite food and drink of Lisbon

Cascais

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 22 March 2015. It was my birthday this week, and to celebrate my boyfriend and I went to eat at a small Portuguese restaurant in Bedford that I’d heard…
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Eclipse

Solar eclipse

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 20 March 2015. Sometimes you don’t have to go very far from home to see something magical. Today, outside my workplace in Bedford, I witnessed the biggest solar eclipse…
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