• Bristol,  Lifestyle,  Photography,  Travel

    Placeum, a new audio map of Bristol

    When we go away on holiday, especially city breaks, we’re always keen to learn the history about the place we’re visiting. Whether that’s through a free walking tour, a museum or a gallery. But what about if you could dip in and out of your history lesson, discover some new and exciting parts of the place you live whilst on your way to lunch or work? Placeum, a new audio map, has just been launched in our wonderful city of Bristol. Apart from the obvious iconic features of this city like the SS Great Britain and the Suspension Bridge, I’m a little ashamed to say I don’t know that much…

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    Things to do in Barcelona

    With last year’s British Summer being a bit of washout, James and I decided we needed some sun and booked a short trip to Barcelona. I had been to Barcelona a few years ago and loved it, whereas it was the first time for James but I knew it was just what we needed. If you’re decidedly fed-up with Winter and in need of some spring getaway inspiration, hopefully this blog post can help. Barcelona is a fun city that has everything; beautiful weather, amazing architecture with interesting history, a great food scene and all within a stone’s throw from the beach. Living in this city locals must lead a…

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    Pretty Prague Part 2

    Sometimes a week seems a long time to spend in a city, however there is so much to see and do in Prague that we could easily have stayed longer. Our next stop was to the Technical Museum, something James’ dad had recommended. It took us a while to find it but eventually we got there and spent the whole morning exploring several floors of old and new technical advances that had been made through the centuries. After lots of reading and walking around the museum, we worked up quite an appetite so made our way back into the centre for our favourite type of food. James’ ‘hurry up and…

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    Opso, London

    The only time I’ve eaten Greek food is in Greece. It was on a family holiday to Halkidiki probably about 16 years ago now, where we visited the same restaurant nearly every evening. We had a greek salad to share with every meal and it was my first introduction to feta cheese. That was probably my main takeaway from that holiday; and also the fact we had terrible storms towards the end of the trip due to an earthquake that had devastated Athens – I was petrified it would make it’s way to us. Thankfully it didn’t and I’m hear to tell the tale of the second time I enjoyed…

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    Eye opening experiences in Krakow, Poland

    I had wanted to visit Poland for some time, mainly due to the fact I had studied the Holocaust at GCSE History and the atrocities at Auschwitz; I felt I needed to visit the scene of so many crimes instead of just reading about it in books. We had lovely days of sunshine throughout our visit to Poland, however on the day of our trip out to Auschwitz we had snow. This, along with the drop in temperature only added to the ambiance and the sheer disbelief that these crimes were ever committed. The tour is a very harrowing and chilling experience but nothing can prepare you for the distressing collection…

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    Expectations exceeded in Krakow, Poland

    Our trip to Krakow was a big surprise – I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting but perhaps naively I had low expectations, when in fact every part of our trip exceeded expectations. We had visited back in March (very delayed post) and arrived mid afternoon. After a couple of hours on the flight, then a bus journey to the city centre, we were keen to do a bit of walking. We dropped our bags off at our hotel and did some exploring to get our bearings. We stopped for a hot drink at a quirky cafe down a hidden pathway. It was incredibly cold when we arrived, warming beverages…

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    Palaces and Kittens in Marrakech

    After a day of quad biking in the desert we made use of the hotel spa and treated ourselves to a relaxing massage first thing. Slightly different to how they’re done here in the fact that their hands go everywhere. Apparently there are no boundaries in Moroccan massaging. Later that day we headed to the Medina for a spot of lunch. James had done some research into recommended places to eat for dinner the night before, however in the maze of the souks we couldn’t find it. Luckily, we came up trumps the following day. A roof top restaurant away from the madness on one of the more sunnier days of our…

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    Come rain or shine in Marrakech, Morocco

    We’ve just returned from a four day trip to Morocco. We went in search of sunshine; we got some of that but also a bit of hail, rain and the madness that comes from the heart of Marrakech – in the souks and the Medina. We arrived at our riad Tuesday evening and were warmly welcomed by the staff with a cup of Moroccan tea. We wandered up to the rooftop terrace for a nose before heading straight to bed. The following morning we enjoyed our first hotel breakfast that consisted of Moroccan tea, fresh orange juice, fruit salad, bread, yogurt and a sweet treat that changed daily from pancakes, to…

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    Edinburgh Day 2

    After a fun-filled yet tiring first day in Edinburgh, I was surprised at how easy it was to get up the following morning. Perhaps because we had plenty more to look forward to over the next 24 hours. First stop after breakfast was The Surgeon’s Hall museums, made up of the Wohl Pathology Museum, the History of Surgery Museum and The Dental Collection. Originally developed as a teaching museum for students of medicine, the museum expands over three floors consisting of bone and tissue specimens, artefacts and some quite mind-blowing facts. It’s fascinating to see how medicine has advanced, how those living before anesthetic had to brave amputations. It’s not ideal…

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    A mini-break in Edinburgh

    A ‘mini’ break only in the sense we were there for two days, we did however, manage to cram in about a weeks worth of sightseeing whilst we were away. Our legs didn’t forgive us quickly and Monday morning was a struggle but this did mean we got to tick off some of the best bits of Edinburgh and eat plenty of delicious food without feeling overly guilty about it. We had an almost painfully early flight on the Saturday morning. You know, when you look at the alarm beeping in front of you and can’t quite believe you have to remove yourself from the warmth of your bed. It…