To celebrate my 21st birthday, I decided to go to Amsterdam for a long weekend (cliche, I know). I’d heard a lot about this city, from the Red Light District to the beautiful canals, and as it was a mere 45 minute flight from London, it seemed like a great place to spend my birthday weekend. I found Amsterdam to be very pretty- dotted with canals, flower markets and gorgeous town houses which made it lovely to stroll through. During the day, it had a very laid-back vibe to it, but the nightlife was pretty vibrant. There isn’t a whole…

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We figured that seeing as Athens is a short train journey from the ocean, it would be worth our time to head to the port and book a ferry to visit a nearby island. The most accessible port from Athens is Piraeus, which is a 20 minute train journey away from the metro station Omonoia (the green metro line took us directly from Omonoia to Piraeus for a mere 2 euros). When we arrived in Piraeus, we found that there were many ferry booking agencies and so inquired at a few about prices and nearby islands. We decided on Aegina, which…

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Me and my good friend Kimmi spent a week exploring Greece’s ancient capital city, Athens. Before arriving, I’d heard that Athens was dirty, ugly and overly busy, but I have to disagree with this. I adored it. Ancient ruins, quirky street art, endless markets, gorgeous food… its one of my favourite European cities. The streets are a total maze, made worse by the fact that the road signs are in Greek numerals, so navigation was a slight challenge. It took us a couple of days to get our bearings, although I find that getting lost is always part of the fun!…

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Ever since I was little, my family have always gone on camping trips either within the UK or to France or Italy; The Lake District, Cornwall, The Dordogne or Brittany being particularly frequented. This year, we decided to stay in the UK and visit both The New Forest and Dorset. We were very lucky with the weather on this trip. As you probably know, English weather is very unpredictable, but most days were warm and sunny. The drive to The New Forest from our home on the outskirts of London is only about 2 hours, so it was not long until…

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I’ve just come back from a few days spent in Rome with a group of friends. We stayed just outside of Rome in a place called Flaminio, at a lovely little holiday park called Flaminio village. The holiday park was complete with a swimming pool (which we didn’t use but it was nice to know it was there), a bar and a restaurant. Staying here was great because it got us away from the hustle and bustle of the city after long days of exploring, plus we saved a lot of money by staying outside of the city, and just…

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