12 things to do in Barcelona

Things to do in Barcelona - Casa Mila

Barcelona is a popular tourist destination and for good reason, it’s a great place to visit! There is a host of things to do in Barcelona and you can fill your time there with ease. From museums to walking tours to relaxing, this post looks at 12 things to do in the city. Barcelona has a reputation for its popularity with tourists and whilst that can be controversial it certainly… Read more12 things to do in Barcelona

Italy backpacking itinerary (3 weeks long and adaptable)

Italy backpacking itinerary

Italy is a wonderful country full of culture, history and great food! It is also a remarkably easy country for backpackers to explore, there are plenty of hostels and infrastructure in place to support those journeying around. This Italy backpacking itinerary gives a good introduction to the country for any first time visitor.  This 3 week Italy backpacking itinerary covers some of the major highlights and can be used as the backbone… Read moreItaly backpacking itinerary (3 weeks long and adaptable)

Exploring Stockholm 2018

Stockholm Posing in front of the Royal Palace across the water

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has a wonderful old town, amazing views and plenty of museums to explore. The city is spread across 14 islands which means you are never far from the water, which makes for a pleasant atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful urban areas in Europe, if not the world. Stockholm has always been somewhere I’ve planned to visit, and it did not disappoint. I’d only… Read moreExploring Stockholm 2018

Bulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Sofia Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and has a long history since it was founded by the Thracians as ‘Serdica’. It’s since been controlled by the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and became the capital of the newly liberated Bulgarian Kingdom in 1879. Of course more recently the country was Communist under Soviet influence. Nearby the Rila Monastery and city of Plovdiv offer great day trip options. Now is an interesting time to visit as the… Read moreBulgaria – Sofia, Rila and Plovdiv

Things to do in Berlin

‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ The capital of Germany is a city steeped in history, much of it tragic. Following the horrors of the second world war it was literally divided. The Berlin Wall standing as a symbol of the barrier between East and West. This lasted until the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90’s. Now Berlin has transformed itself into one of the most vibrant cities in… Read moreThings to do in Berlin

8 things to do in Copenhagen

Things to do in Copenhagen - Tapestry in Rosenborg Slot

Denmark’s capital Copenhagen is a great place to spend a few days exploring culture and history.  One of the things I love about Copenhagen is that its a very relaxed, chilled out city. It’s very welcoming to tourists and has a good vibe. Believed to have been founded in the Viking Age the city became an important one for Scandinavia as a whole during the Medieval era. Its geographical location made it… Read more8 things to do in Copenhagen

7 things to see in Bratislava

The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is split in two by the Danube river – the historical ‘old town’ one side and the Soviet residential style ‘new town’ on the other. Unsurprisingly it’s the former which interests tourists who come for its historical buildings and statues. Oh and the beer – it’s a popular stag do destination! Bratislava is a great place to visit,  the old town is perfect for a… Read more7 things to see in Bratislava

10 things to do in Athens

Athens is regarded as the birthplace of Western Democracy and the Greek capital is full of historic sites that fascinate travellers. Whether your stopping by on your way to the Greek islands or spending a bit longer there’s much to admire. Greek culture has left a lasting impression on the Western World. With so many things to do in Athens it makes a great starting place to learn about it…. Read more10 things to do in Athens