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If you’re looking for a traditional spot to grab a bite to eat after a tiring day, then Da Tonino is somewhere you should visit. Recommended to me by a friend from Italy, this little restaurant is hidden in the old quarter of Rome, and near Piazza Navona. Here’s my review of Da Tonino – …

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Nothing beats staying somewhere that’s close to all the hot spots in a town or city, but sometimes trying to find somewhere that also offers a friendly face too isn’t always easy!  I was lucky enough to come across the bed and breakfast rooms at Alloggio turistico al Colosseo  – located a stone’s throw away from …

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My birthday fell during my trip to Rome, so I decided to have a pamper session.  I wanted to find somewhere to have a treatment or two, but also be able to use other facilities like a pool or sauna.   After checking a few places, one caught my eye.  Here’s my review of Hotel …

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If you’re looking for something a little different while in Amsterdam (and aren’t afraid of heights) you should visit one of the city’s coolest attractions. I had an evening of panoramic views at A’DAM Lookout, Amsterdam. ADAM Lookout Amsterdam A’DAM Lookout is Amsterdam’s viewing platform. With amazing vistas over the city, it also has something to …

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Things to see and do Rome is a bustling city with lots of monuments and landmarks. As you wander around the city no matter the path you take, you’ll find ancient structures nestled in the narrow streets and as centre pieces in its vibrant squares.  With so many things to take in, I’ve narrowed down …

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Many cities now have travel passes that offer free travel as well as other incentives depending on the type you buy. You’ve probably wondered if you should get a city pass, tourist card, standard travel card or just walk everywhere. I did and bought the Roma Pass. So now you’re thinking about getting around Rome …

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Plus Florence Plus Florence is a hostel part of the Plus Hostel group, with other locations in Berlin, Venice and Rome. Plus Florence is located about a 15-minute walk away from Santa Maria Novella train station. If you’re looking for a really good place to stay that’s close to some of the main attractions, then read …

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A pit-stop in Pisa A pit-stop in Pisa, Italy… literally! Pisa, a city located in the Tuscany region of Italy, is one of those places you just have to visit. Home to the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa, it’s always very popular with tourists. The main reason for adding Pisa to my list of cities …

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Getting around Italy by train Getting around Italy by train – 5 cities, in 5 nights.     A few of my friends thought this was a very adventurous plan, one of whom is from Italy himself. They wondered if I’d be able to do it. If you read the latest from my travel diary, …

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Next was Florence – the second city on my 5 cities in 5 nights Italian trip. I wasn’t staying far from Florence’s main train station, Santa Maria Novella, which meant I was quite close to the centre. If you’re heading there soon or if the city is on your travel bucket list, here are my …

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The travel bug I had such a great time on the beautiful island of Santorini that I was already thinking of where to go next. A new solo travel adventure. By now, I’d definitely caught the solo travel bug, so I didn’t care where I went, I just wanted to do it again!  My urge …

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It was beach day! I was going to visit the Red and White beaches of Santorini. On my second visit to Oia for the sunset, I’d met two people from Brazil. It was their first time in Greece as well and they were staying in Perissa. We’d travelled back from Oia together and decided to meet …

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Super sunset Watching the sunset in Santorini, Greece has to be one of the main things you need to do if you ever visit this island. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that no trip to Santorini is complete unless take some time to do this! On my first solo holiday to …

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Beautiful Santorini. Click one of the images above for a better view.  If you want to see more places to visit in Santorini, read my blog on visiting Ancient Thera. Will you plan a trip to Santorini soon..? Let me know. Leave a comment below and let me know!   You might also like

After a nice relaxing day, a stroll along Perissa beach in the evening is a must! The strip was buzzing and there were a lot of people out and in the bars and restaurants that lined it.  I heard the place I’d stay for the evening long before I saw it, and as I approached, …

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ATV rental in Santorini If you’ve never rented an ATV before (an all-terrain vehicle also known as a quad bike), they’re great for getting around and perfect if you don’t want to hire a car while on Santorini.  It was my first time renting a quad bike, so here are a few things to think …

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I had all the main things sorted and out of the way, so it was time to look at getting to and from the airport while at home and away.   <h4>Getting to the airport while at home </h4> <p>Getting to the airport is now pretty simple but there’s still a few things to consider.  The …

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I was ready to explore on my own after driving an ATV to the beaches with the others. My first ATV drive alone would be visiting Ancient Thera. It didn’t take me long at all to get there from where I was staying, and to be honest I’m glad I took the ATV. I’d definitely …

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Finding a place to stay may seem easy at first, but the options you have to choose from can start to make it a little time consuming.  With so many deals available on accommodation, it can be tempting to give things a quick once-over and just hit the ‘buy’ button. Before you do that, give yourself …

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Your first solo holiday You’ve decided to travel solo, so where should you go on your first solo holiday? Before you start throwing ideas around, here are a few things to think about before you make up your mind. Do what feels comfortable If it’s your first time travelling alone, then don’t feel you have …

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I was so captivated by the view I’d seen the night before, that I wanted to see it again. I had to get to the Castle of Oia. I’d found out it was the place everyone was heading to that evening.  Now knowing of this vantage point, I’d be making another trip to Oia – …

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After leaving the hot springs, the next part of our boat tour in Santorini would take us to another island in the Caldera before heading to Oia. Thirasia island Thirasia is a traditional island part of the group of volcanic islands in Santorini. Despite being the second largest, Thirasia is actually a very quiet village …

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A boat tour in Santorini I’d booked a boat tour in Santorini before arriving on the island.  The boat tour would take the group around the Caldera, which was created following a number of volcanic eruptions.  Consisting of Santorini, the largest of the formed islands, the Caldera was also made up of Nea Kameni – …

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A home away from home – Stelios Place I’d looked at hotels, B&Bs and hostels and once I’d narrowed down my top three, I checked out a few reviews for each.  Stelios Place stood out more than the others.  It wasn’t just the rating or number of reviews it had, it was the quality of …

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Hello Europe! Starting my solo adventure in Europe just made sense. Where in the world I was going to… check! There were still so many places I hadn’t been to, so I started looking. I was so used to the way I’d planned holidays in the past, that I automatically started in the same way …

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A solo holiday – where should I go? I had no idea! A solo holiday, a new challenge. It all started with a thought remember, yet I hadn’t actually thought about it. Not really. But then, that’s what makes it all the more exciting, right? When you decide to travel solo, it’s a completely different …

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Just a though. That’s all it was. That’s how it started If anyone had told me I’d be travelling on my own three years ago I probably wouldn’t have believed them. The thought of travelling solo to me was like eating in a restaurant or going to the cinema alone; two things I’d never done …

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