Mountain Hiking and Wine Tasting, Barcelona

Last month, I had my first taste of the summer heat on a three night trip to Barcelona. My flight took a mere one hour thirty minutes to take me from dull and rainy England to a sun bathed Spain. I’ve visited Barcelona once before, in early 2015 on a trip with University and had…

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Norway Fjords Cruise, Olden and Stavanger

For the second half of our cruise to Norway, we stopped first at Olden, a tiny little village hidden between the mountains.  Although this was our first real taste of colder weather as the sunshine had decided to desert us, I really enjoyed the fact the weather was so mixed and gave us a feeling…

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Norway Fjords Cruise, Bergen and Flåm

Our first port of call in Norway was Bergen, the second largest city in the country. It’s also said to typically be one of the wettest cities in Europe, but luckily the sun was shining for us and the day felt similar to mid-summer. Bergen seemed to have a mixture of every element of Norway…

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Norway Fjords Cruise, The Britannia

Recently I set sail on my second ever cruise (my first was a trip to the Caribbean on the Ventura around six years ago) and this time hopped on board for a journey to Norway. I’ve been bordering on desperate to visit Scandinavia for as long as I can remember, and as I’m already familiar…

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Basel Fasnacht

A couple of weeks ago, a rather exciting email landed in my inbox asking if I’d like to travel to Basel to join in on the fun of the Fasnacht. I’d never heard of the carnival up until this point, but as I’d been to Basel before (blog post here) and absolutely loved the city,…

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