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Top 5 Things to do in Tokyo

I’m fairly overwhelmed at what to include in my blog post about Tokyo and because we jammed so much into our short 3-day trip, I think it best to highlight our top 5 sights.  I must disclose that we are not big on ‘shopping’ while travelling so I haven’t included the amazing Ginza district in […]

Shibuya Food Tour

For anyone that knows Ross & I well, it goes without saying that a big draw to Japan was the food.  Normally we do our own research and plan most of our trips around what and where we will eat. However, we only have 6 days in Japan and let’s be honest, Japanese cuisine (和食, washoku) […]

2 days in Lille

Lille is the capital of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France, near the border with Belgium. A cultural hub and bustling university town today, it was once an important merchant center of French Flanders. Many Flemish influences remain in the city’s culture, cuisine and architecture. The historic center, Vieux Lille, is characterized by 17th-century brick […]

Winchester

From legend and lore to awe-inspiring architecture, Winchester is a treasure trove of English heritage.  I travelled from London to Winchester by train as my boyfriend was participating in Tough Mudder.  The journey was quick (a little over an hour) and the town is quaint, medieval-looking and steeped with history.  We stayed at the Mercure Winchester Wessex […]

Hever Castle

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn is absolutely gorgeous.  The charming castle at Hever has a rich and varied history.  The castle itslsef is small in comparison to others I’ve visited throughout Europe but the panelled rooms contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and hosts an important collection of Tudor portraits.  The highlight of Hever are the […]

New York

God I love New York City! This is my 3rd time visiting so I’ve seen all the major tourist attractions so just get to enjoy the city with a bunch of friends who live here.  It’s the first time I’ve visited in the summer (previous trips were in March and December) and who knew the […]

Wimbledon

  This is my second visit to Wimbledon, we arrived around 7am to begin queuing for tickets, which sounds crazy but it’s almost as entertaining in these lines outside as it is when you finally get access at 11am to the stadium.  We purchased standard tickets which gives us access to courts 3-18. We watched […]

Gothenburg, Sweden

Feskekörka (“fish church”) is an indoor fish market in Gothenburg, Sweden, which got its name from the building’s resemblance to a Gothic church. It opened on 1 November 1874, and was drawn by the city architect Victor von Gegerfelt. Feskekörka is an institution in Gothenburg as well as a tourist magnet, housing one of the […]

Returning to Barcelona

I first visited Barcelona back in 2006 (where I well and truly focused on the nightlife) and again a few years ago for a work conference so this time I am keen to be a proper tourist and see everything Barcelona is famous for. Barcelona showcases it’s incredible local delicacies in El Mercado de La Boqueria. La […]

Verona

We are spending a week in Italy as a summer break.  Ross is very keen to visit Venice (which I’ve visited before) and since it is close to Verona we decided to fly here first and experience the romantic city. We took the train from the airport to the city which was a bit dreary […]

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