Everybody needs to visit this stunningly beautiful part of England, everybody! From the moment I stepped off the train at Oxenholme Train Station and took in the view before me I feel in love with the place. I travelled from Leicester, a single ticket for £21.50, bargain, though I booked it two weeks in advance, always wise to do if possible. My final destination and home for two weeks was Kirkby Lonsdale, roughly a fifteen minute drive from Oxenholme Train Station.
Rome is inarguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Known for its breathtaking architecture, amazing selection of eateries and not to mention is boasts some infamous landmarks such as the roman forum, pantheon and colosseum, there is a photo opportunity around every corner. With such stunning backdrops, it is no wonder thousands of tourists flock to the city to view and get photos at the sites, making it one of the instagram capitals of the world. The #Rome hashtag has over 21 million results. However, with so many people, especially in the peak tourist times, there can be a constant battle to get a great shot in an overcrowded tourist hotspot such as the Trevi Fountain. But whilst some of the tourist sites must be featured on the gram, there are some less discovered spots in Rome that present really unique photo opportunities. Here is a guide to some of the most picturesque and lesser known spots in Rome to capture the perfect instagram picture.
I don't tell those kinds of stories. You know the ones. The Three Drunk Norwegians. The Narcotrafficantes Who Chased Me Through The Jungle That Time. The Multigenerational Balinese Family Who Taught Me How To Love. Is there any greater bore than a travel bore? I can see myself even now, desperately checking my phone for messages while some pompous narcissist drones on about how in Mongolia, like, everything was like, four-dimensional. They talk about travel broadening the mind, but I see people's focus narrowing constantly, shrinking with every border they cross until every country merges into the others, and all that remains in the bright bare circle of focus is themselves.
The Amalfi Coast is probably as close as we can get to "heaven on earth." Not only it is outstandingly beautiful, but it also offers delicious Italian food. What else can we ask for in life?
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, and last weekend I was there for a city break. Having barely visited Central Europe prior to this trip, I was amazed by all the beautiful architecture. Everywhere you look, there is a beautiful bridge or building to admire. The weather was also way better than expected, it was mid-October and too warm to wear a jacket. Here are some quick pros and cons of Prague.
I've travelled to quite a few places now, let's see how they all rank.
We went to Venice on February 7th. A much cheaper time to visit, less crowded, and the weather was surprisingly warm. 10 degrees didn't feel like a great, British 10 degrees.
What could be more painful to a kid than hearing that the weekend will be spent at an upstate Renaissance Fair. On the other hand, recreating the middle ages becomes a lot more interesting when a trip to England can provide ample infrastructure of the era and the living history to go with it. Sort of reporting from England, I recently traveled overseas to visit my English Girlfriend, and Warwick Castle in Warwick, England was a Saturday destination.
Most people know that French is a very popular language that has a large influence on the world today. What a lot of people don’t know however is exactly how many countries around the world speak this wonderful language. In total, there are 29 countries where French is an official language. That is over 10% of all countries that exist on Earth. Not every country that speaks French is a place that you absolutely must visit, but there definitely are a handful that are highly-recommended. Let’s take a look.