Hiking Bath – The Skyline Walk

What do you think of when you think of the city of Bath? The Romans? Jane Austen? Lads on a stag do? The city has a lot to offer, from culture, history and architecture to food, nightlife and shopping. As cities go, Bath is pretty special. The Royal Crescent is an iconic landmark, having featured…

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Jerusalem Highlights

  Israel had always been a place of intrigue for me, and not always for good reasons. This tiny country is often in the news, and I wanted to understand the political issues but my curiosity also came from what I had heard about the nature and landscapes. However, Jerusalem specifically had never been on my…

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Top 5 things to do in Porto

Every city has its own personality, its own rhythms, its own beating heart that keeps it distinctly unique. Often this je ne sais quoi is impossible to articulate. It’s just something you feel. A culmination of the locals, the visitors, the culture, the customs, the architecture, the traffic, the things there are to do, even…

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Ancient Rome and the Vatican

I love a weekend minibreak, but they always go by so quickly! It feels like we just arrived but we are now on a British Airways flight home. We have packed a lot into the short time we had, and I feel like I’ve seen the highlights of Rome. Yesterday morning started with the hotel…

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A Little Luxury in Rome

I am currently blogging from my luxurious double bed at the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome. The mattress is so comfortable it is absorbing my body weight like a hug, and numerous pillows surround my head. Dramatic red and gold floor to ceiling curtains cover the window and the walls are adorned with similarly hued…

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