The romantic city of Verona

“France is so romantic,” everyone tells you before you begin travelling.

Paris is pretty and Nice is, well, nice. However the people that tell you that France is one of the most romantic places in Europe clearly haven’t been to Italy.

Namely, Verona.

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Video: Madonna Bianca Festival, Portovenere

A while back, I wrote a post about the Madonna Bianca Festival which happened to be happening in Portovenere when I was there!

I finally got around to editing a video of the incredible scenes from the night and I hope that you enjoy it. The video really doesn’t do the atmosphere justice, but I guess for now you’ll just have to take my word for it that it was incredible! Continue reading “Video: Madonna Bianca Festival, Portovenere”

Where I Stayed – 2 months in Europe

This blog is purely for those interested in where I stayed in my two months backing Croatia, Italy, Spain and Portugal. I’ve tried to list what I thought were the pros and cons of each place but I’m sure I’ve missed some. Most of the placed I booked were above an 8.5 on Hostelworld/Booking.com, and had high ratings on TripAdvisor. Most importanly…at the time when I stayed, none of these places had bedbugs (thank goodness!)

Sorry for the lack of pics of all of the places I stayed! I was having a lot of fun sightseeing! Continue reading “Where I Stayed – 2 months in Europe”

Two months of Europe in Summer

For the past two months, I’ve been gradually making my way through four countries in the South of Europe: Croatia, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Because I’ve clearly been having too much fun, I’m going to write about what route I took , and then in coming posts I’ll write about the twenty-four placesΒ (OMG!)Β themselves and do another blog on where I stayed in each place.
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We almost got mugged in Milan

Please note: This post isn’t intended to fear monger or exaggerate what happened on the evening. This is intended as one, true story on an issue which often gets referred to in passing but often not in depth. These events are true and happened on a boring, summer’s Sunday night. I know that the tile is a bit click-baity but I’ve tried not to dramatise the events and just tell them as they happened.Β  Continue reading “We almost got mugged in Milan”

Madonna Bianca Festival – Portovenere, Italy

It was pure luck that I ended up in the right place at the right time to be able to attend the Madonna Bianca Festival in Portovenere on the north-west coast of Italy. Continue reading “Madonna Bianca Festival – Portovenere, Italy”