I spent three days in Dubrovnik just over a week ago and what can I say other than I have never seen such stunning views! For about 42 euros a night I enjoyed a 5 star experience at the Grand Admiral Hotel in a little village (population 300) in Dubrovnik. The experience was indeed 5 star. If you’re looking for a wild and crazy time then you’re probably best staying in the old town or much closer, but with shuttle going to and fro quite frequently, for under 10 euros a pop, you’re sorted either way. Just find your back quick or split the cab fare if there are lots of you! without further chit chat please pree the awesomeness!
I didn’t find whatever epiphany that I was looking for on this solo trip. Maybe Barcelona isn’t quite the place for reflection and introspection. What I did find was that I enjoyed my own company more than I had anticipated. I felt confident navigating my way through new metro systems, figuring things out on my own and meeting new people. I’ve often said that I am my most confident surrounded by others, I wanted to be confident on my own two feet!
Now- back to Barcelona! What an amazing and vibrant city. I found that there was always something to see and the people were genuinely friendly. From the airport to the train station to the tourist sights, I felt safe and that if I was ever in a pickle there would be someone to help. I was however on guard at times and kept my valuables close and my wits about me.
Expo Hotel Barcelona
I stayed at the Expo Hotel Barcelona, a stone throw away from Sants Train station. I was initially disappointed to not have found a hotel smack on La Rambla but this hotel was quite the gem and only a 40-minute walk to many sights or a 10-minute metro ride. The bustling fair and free concerts at night right outside my hotel were also a plus plus plus! After a busy day walking and taking pictures I would retreat to my hotel and the party was still raging.
I spent the past weekend in New York City and it was truly everything I thought it would be- London on steroids! From tall buildings, friendly people to an amazing range of vegan food I can’t wait to go back!
The last time I went to Amsterdam was over three years ago as part of a bit of a Euro Tour, this weekend’s getaway was a perfect opportunity for me to drink in a little bit more of Amsterdam.
My friend Juls and I packed our bags and set off for a fun, interesting and different experience that is Amsterdam.
We stayed at a little Hotel called ‘Hotel Residence le Coin’ which was only about a ten minute walk from the famous Red Light District and had a good few coffee shops dotted around it and thus perfect for tourists.
Nothing quite compares to the feeling an escape from your 9-5 via a holiday somewhere fun gives you. You don’t have to worry about London commuters shouting abuse at you whilst you wonder if that object poking your behind is an umbrella or something more sinister.
It’s safe to say a good bulk of my most treasured memories have been made on holiday with my closest friends. From ‘hot venom’ shots in Gambia to twerking on yachts in Dubai, these memories could have been pretty shit if I didn’t have the right travel buddies. I know many people who spend their hard earned cash to pay for holidays and end up having a nightmare of a trip because they went with the wrong travel buddy.