Feeling Festive at the Christmas Markets in Esslingen

The smell of Bratwurst fills the air, with the gentle hum of excited visitors. Gluwein (the local mulled wine) flows freely as everyone warms up cold hands enjoying the starry strewn sky above. This is Christmas Markets in Esslingen. Where is Esslingen? Esslingen am Neckar is a small medieval town close by to Stuttgart, Germany. In […]

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Learn About The Ancient Lycians at Xanthos Letoon

Nearby Fethiye is the two nearby ruin cities of Xanthos-Letoon. These listed UNESCO sites are vital in understanding the history of the Lycian people. These ruins are close by to the hotel resort that I frequently visit in Turkey, and I have driven past them many times, not realising their cultural significance. We decided to […]

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Last Minute Surprise Trip To Milan

This July I bought my husband a surprise holiday, not only did he not know where we were going but neither did I! We used the prior Expedia service ‘Surprise Trips’ where one of the grand wizards at Expedia found me a holiday based on my budget, airport and number of nights and people. We […]

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Chocolate, Canals and Cobbles in Bruges

Last year for my 30th birthday, my husband bought me a weekend away in Bruges. Pretty much all I knew about Bruges before we travelled there was it’s famous for chocolate and its gothic architecture (from the infamous film ‘In Bruges’). We travelled by Eurostar from Ebbsfleet in Kent for a two-night break. We got […]

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