Berlin, Germany

Travel Diary: 72 hours in Berlin – Part Two

Welcome back to Part Two of my Berlin Travel Diary – You can read Part One here if you haven’t already. Day Two in the city started with a quick Starbucks as we headed back to the Brandenburg Gate for some more photos. We then caught the U-Bahn to Checkpoint Charlie. Although it’s not the original border house (you can view that in the museum), the original site has a replica. Checkpoint Charlie was the crossing point between East and West Berlin and just around the corner is an original piece of the Berlin Wall. It’s pretty surreal to see…

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Berlin, Germany

Travel Diary: 72 hours in Berlin – Part One

My latest adventure was to the German Capital of Berlin. It was my first time visiting Berlin and me and my Mum decided to spontaneously book a last minute trip. We had four nights in the city but that worked out as three whole days to explore. During that time, we thankfully escaped the Beast from the East battering the UK. Berlin, however, was even colder but with glorious sunshine and no snow. Some days the temperatures dropped to -13 degrees. It sure was chilly so we had to properly wrap up with 101 layers. I’ve also decided to split this…

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Milan, Italy

3 Days in Milan for £450? #CheapFlightsChallenge

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know how desperate I’ve been for years to visit Italy. Cheapflights.co.uk made my dreams come true last week and sent me off to Milan with my Mum on their #CheapFlightsChallenge. The challenge was to book a trip for two for three nights including flights and all expenses such as food & attraction entry for under £450. In hindsight, £225 each sounds like a good budget but on this challenge, I soon realised how quickly things added up… Let’s start from the beginning, I booked my flights via Cheapflights.co.uk’s search engine around…

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Bruges, Belgium

A Day Trip to Bruges, Belgium

It’s been quite the exciting week. Alex and I went on a mini break to Bruges which included two nights on a P&O Ferry. I’ve done this before and in the winter months it’s 2 for 1 so it’s a really cheap trip. We sailed from Hull to Zeebrugge then got a bus to Bruges for the day, It was a lovely little trip although the sea was  really rough and you could really feel it.  It also turned out that we go upgraded on the first night and the second night we were in a cupboard-like room! The day in…

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