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One day in Amsterdam: How to see everything in Amsterdam in a day

I absolutely love travelling to Amsterdam. It is such a nice city with so much to see and do, you are guaranteed a good time. It is such a compact city it is so easy to see everything you want to in Amsterdam in one day While there is an abundance of things to do it is possible to do everything you want to see in Amsterdam in a day. I love the cobbled streets and the relaxed atmosphere in ...
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Want an authentic Barcelona experience? Dont go to Las Ramblas

During the Summer last year I travelled for two weeks in Spain where I visited a vineyard, went to PortAventura Theme park and also stayed in the beautiful beach town of Sitges for a week. At the end of my trip, I spent two days in Barcelona. This was my first time in Barcelona in 10 years and I was excited to revisit some places like Las Ramblas and see what had changed in this beautiful city. Bear in mind when ...
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How I spent a week in the lovely beach town of Sitges

I had a great time this summer exploring different parts of Spain. During my trip, I spent a week in the lovely beach town of Sitges. Known as the St Tropez of Spain, Sitges really lives up to its name with beautiful beaches and winding cobbled streets. I love going on holidays where there is a beach but I also love exploring the culture and doing different activities in the area as well. Sitges was perfect for this as it ...
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Jean Leon: My first trip to a vineyard

During my trip to Sitges, I decided I wanted to learn more about wine. For a day trip, I set out on a visit to Jean Leon vineyard. How to get there  Jean Leon Vineyard is about 25 minutes outside of the beautiful town on Sitges where we stayed for a week. As I hate driving when I’m travelling, we organised a taxi to pick us up from our hotel.  Jean Leon: A History When we landed in the vineyard we were ...
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My first time sampling wine at O’Briens Winter Wine Festival

This month I was kindly offered tickets from the O’Briens team to come along to the O’Briens winter wine festival. It was my first time at an event of this kind. As I know absolutely nothing about wine I was excited to learn more about the different types of wine and explore wines from different regions at O’Briens Winter Wine Festival. What was the O’Briens Winter wine fest like? I went to their Friday evening event, it was the first ...
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Pintxos Food Trail, Sitges: what are pintxos and where to go

Even though pintxos are more of a tradition in the north, it has become very popular all over Spain.   Pintxos is also known as pinchos or tapas depending on what part of the country you are in. While Tapas has become a larger meal, pintxos are usually served on a slice of bread. I loved exploring all the best places in Sitges for pintxos.  What are Pintxos?  Pintxos originally was served in bars as a snack with drinks. In a pintxos bar, there ...
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Macnas Parade for Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival

During the Bram Stoker festival in Dublin this year I attended the Halloween parade organised by Macnas. The name of this year’s parade was Memory Song which took on the theme of magic and enchantment. It was my first time attending a parade organised by Macnas. It is a production company based in Galway. They are renowned for their giant designs and visual pieces that create a wonderful story. Macnas have been involved in many parades and events over the ...