2 days in Gibraltar: Britain in the sun!

by Michelle on July 25, 2016 · 1 comment

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Gibraltar (“Gib” as locals call it) is a hidden gem that often gets overlooked by travellers and is undoubtedly one of the most interesting countries I’ve ever been to.

With only about 30,000 residents, it’s the smallest member of UEFA. As a British Overseas Territory located at the tip of Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, it’s rightfully nicknamed, “little Britain in the sun.”

I wondered how British the little country could possibly be, considering that it’s surrounded by Spain, but once there, it’s impossible to not feel like you’re in little Britain at the sight of all the officers in British helmets, red telephone booths, fish and chips restaurants and English pubs line its cobblestone streets.

As one of Britain’s last remaining colonies, it is quinessintelly British…with a twist.

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In the midst of the unfortunate result of the Brexit election, one positive thing that came out of it is that with the weaker pound, now is the perfect time to travel to Britain! The UK is no doubt a popular destination among travelers from across the globe.In fact, overseas visitors even reached 36.1 million last 2015 according to data published by Visit Britain.

For budget minded travelers who plan to visit the country this summer, here are some recommendations for your vacation:

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King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

The seaside town of Hunstanton has picturesque coastlines and a charming Victorian ambience. King’s Lynn, on the other hand, is brimming with old maritime buildings perfect for learning about local history and culture.

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Cadiz, the oldest city in Spain

by Michelle on June 5, 2016 · 2 comments

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After Seville, we decided to visit Cadiz. Originally we planned to go there for surfing, but we were pretty unluckily weather-wise since it rained on and off for the two days we were there.

Instead, we explored the city, went on a walking tour, eat lots of tapas, were pleasantly surprised about everything we learned about this ancient port city. For example, did you know that of the four voyages Christopher Columbus took into the New World, two were taken from Cadiz?

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A Spanish roadtrip: first stop, Seville!

by Michelle on May 16, 2016 · 0 comments

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After being back home in Canada for about 5 months, me and Yann decided to plan one big trip around Europe before the big move, to visit family, friends and visit some places we haven’t been to, but dreamed of going, such as southern Spain and Morocco, which we’ll be going to next week!

It was sad leaving Europe especially since it had been my home for the past three years, but at the same time, we’re stoked about starting the next chapter of our lives in the Big Apple!

For our southern Spain road trip, we decided to rent a car, opting for convience and freedom rather than figuring out all the bus and train times of all the places we wanted to visit.

While I’ve previously been to Barcelona, many consider the city to be Catalan than Spanish, so I guess you could say this trip was my “first” authentic Spanish experience…and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

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An island adventure in Santorini

by Michelle May 1, 2016

Santorini is one of the most popular islands in Greece, and without a doubt one of my favourite places in the world. With beautiful and unique beaches, amazing scenery, ancient cities, great restaurants, friendly people and even an active volcano, there is really no where in the world quite like it! It’s truly a postcard perfect place. Since it’s so […]

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Experience the Fairytale: The Top 5 Most Beautiful Castles in Italy

by Michelle March 10, 2016

Although naturally then we think about fairytales and castles we think of Germany – the birth country of Brothers Grimm and many our beloved tales – Italy should also be worth remembering. All spread through this South European country you can find many beautiful and charming castles which were built during different eras. So, on your next vacations to Italy, […]

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Athens, Greece: The Cradle of Civilization

by Michelle March 7, 2016

After Meteora, it was off to Athens! I was super excited during the entire train ride there since it’s high up on my list of places to see in Europe. After all those years of school learning about Ancient Greece and Greek art, it’s hard not to be excited about going somewhere so fascinating and with so much history. It’s […]

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Love is in the air! The 5 Most Romantic Cities to Spend Valentine’s Day

by Michelle February 8, 2016

St. Valentine’s Day is approaching and you just start thinking about how to impress your other half? Then maybe gift them a super romantic trip to one of these five most romantic cities in Europe and Asia? All these five romantic cities are recommended by this hotel deals website, and they will blow your mind. Some of them are widely […]

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“Suspended in the air” in Meteora, Greece

by Michelle January 27, 2016

Meteora, also known as “middle of the sky,” “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” (just the name alone makes you want to visit!) is considered one of the great gems of Greece. When you think of Greece, you tend to think of ancient ruins or an island getaway, which makes Meteora even more unique as it is […]

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Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

by Michelle January 2, 2016

This year went by so fast, it’s unbelievable. In a few hours it’ll be 2016 and with that comes a lot of exciting changes – like a move to New York City! While it’s sad to say goodbye to my European life, I’m super excited for this new chapter of my life in the city that never sleeps. Here’s to […]

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