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Europe

Europe is a dream destination for many travellers. If you also plan on visiting and exploring the many sights in this continent, you can also find a wide range of options and inspiration through my posts. Browse the posts in this section to get travel tips and travel inspiration on places to see or things to do.

Whether you want to explore the city, or go off-the-beaten path to explore the adventurous things that Europe has to offer, I got you covered. I also have a few guest posts from my blogger friends to provide additional resource you can use when planning your European trip. I have included tips and inspiration from posts about my time in Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Norway. You can also learn about tour companies I used to experience the adventures I did. In addition, I have guest posts from my blogger friends on Switzerland and Belgium.

Destinations, Europe

London Calling

There’s not one person that doesn’t spend time checking out the best bargains for city breaks while they’re at work. It’s the number one pastime when stuck in a stuffy office full of people! Planning out a city break instead of the usual beach or country location isn’t easy, and that’s mainly because of the sheer choice available to you as a traveller. Your chosen trip away doesn’t have to be one that replaces a hot beach holiday, but when you want to break up those long winter months, a mid-week trip to the city can be just what you need; especially in the run up to Christmas! There’s nothing more exciting than having something to look forward to, and a city break is the ticket to adventure.

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Destinations, Europe, France, Free Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do In Tours, France

Tours in France is popular not only because it is on the Loire Valley route but also due to its historical attractions. Tours is well known for its good food and wine. However good French food and wine comes at a cost. This is why I have put together these 10 free things to do in Tours France so that you can continue being a budget traveller whilst in this beautiful city.

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Destinations, Europe, France

Why You Should Visit Orleans France and What To See

Ever since World War II, Orleans France has been struggling to return to its former glory as a wonderful city. I personally feel that it is already very beautiful and highly recommend you take a day or two out of your itinerary to spend some time in this lesser known UNESCO World Heritage city. Being just over 110 Kms (69 miles) from Paris there is no excuse not to fit it into your itinerary.

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Destinations, Europe, France, Free Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do In Paris

Paris, one of the major European cities, isn’t the ideal destination for the budget traveller. With accommodation costs reaching a massive high, it is hard to stretch your money. This is why I have gathered these top ten things to do in Paris for free. With my help, hopefully your money will go a little further without threatening your enjoyment of this beautiful city.

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Europe, Inspirational Trips, Musings, Travel Tips

Living Out of a Car and Travelling Europe

For over two months now I have been living out of a car and travelling round Europe.  I bought my Nissan X-trail the day before I drove down to the south of England and boarded a ferry to France. The reason why I bought it? Well, I could lie down fully when the back seats are down meaning I could sleep in my car comfortably.

 

Fast forward just a few days and I had a lovely camping car with curtains and a blow up bed.  This post is all about how I did this and how I am now living out of a car.

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Asia, Destinations, Europe, Free Things To Do, Istanbul

10 Free Things To Do In Istanbul

Istanbul, a transcontinental city in both Europe and Asia. Istanbul straddles the Bosphorus Strait resulting in it being part of Eurasia. I have to admit Istanbul surprised me. The first time I went there, I had 10 days free and was keen to explore Istanbul attractions and activities, as well as other areas within that region. I loved the city so much, I stayed there for the full 10 days. We all know that exploring cities can be expensive wherever you are in the world which is why I have put together these 10 free things to do in Istanbul.

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Asia, Destinations, other, Turkey

Egirdir Travel Tips: 10 Things to Do in Egirdir, Turkey

Eğirdir (pronounced eh-yer-deer) sits between Lake Eğirdir and Mount Sivri in the highlands of Turkey. This height gives Eğirdir a much cooler climate and is a welcome respite from Anatolia’s heat. Many people think that there is little to do in Egirdir but relax and take in the amazing views. These people are mistaken. Here are my top ten things to do in Eğridir to add to your itinerary:

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Berlin, Destinations, Germany, Musings, Travel Tips

I Was Robbed in Berlin – How to prevent it from happening to you!

You know when you have that feeling that something isn’t quite right. It wasn’t anything that the man had done apart from the fact there was an empty platform and he was standing rather close. I even made eye contact with him and gripped my phone tighter. Perhaps I knew he was going to rob me. And the inevitable happened – I was robbed in Berlin!

 

I was in Berlin and I was arranging to meet my friend I had made on Couchsurfing. I was catching up with a few emails and making use of the station’s free Wifi. After a while, my gripped relaxed a little. Perhaps, I had misjudged him, then ‘bam!’, my phone had been snatched and off the thief went.

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Cappadocia, Destinations, Europe, Turkey

Why You Must Go and What to Do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Imagine a place full of homes cut out of the rocks. A place where people still live in caves. It sounds like I have gone back to the time of cavemen! But here I am in Cappadocia in the highlands of Turkey where some of the nicest hotels are within a cave. This is just one of many things on the list of what to do in Cappadocia, Turkey.

 

Welcome to a land that feels like you are in the Flintstones.

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