The 10€ Challenge

Although I generally believe in enjoying my holidays, this extended travel is rather a different beast, and I wanted to experiment with just how achievable it can be. After Barcelona I found my bank account somewhat worse for wear so I decided to set myself a challenge to spend only 10€ a day for the next … Continue reading The 10€ Challenge

Eating Barcelona 

FOOD Barcelona is a gastronomically wonderful city, but it is expensive. The main tourist strip is aligned around Passeig de Gracia - which also happens to be where the cities luxury stores are, so, you know. If you are happy to stay in the tourist centre and are keen for convenient, trendy bars, I highly … Continue reading Eating Barcelona 

Museumed Out

GENERAL DRIVEL The holiday is over and the journey begins. I am well and truly museumed out. In 27 days, I managed to visit/see (mostly with Dad, plus a few extras): 7 churches and cathedrals 14 palaces and historical buildings 6 art museums 17 historical museums The Louvre (which is really a bit of all … Continue reading Museumed Out

Florence

OVERVIEW Unfortunately, out of all the places we had visited so far, Florence had the seediest feel - immediately evident on arriving from the main station. As we were walking to our hotel, we heard some screaming and shouting, then two girls running - it seemed like they had been robbed? It's also possible they … Continue reading Florence