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Deep underground below Istanbul lies the Basilica Cistern, a 1500 year old piece of history and a standing testament to the power of building and engineering before the age of machines. The Cistern was used as a water reserve for the city and its palaces during the Byzantine empire and now, more than a millenia… Read More Istanbul’s Mystery – The Basilica Cistern
The first ever time I stayed in a hostel, I could not sleep for love nor money. I was ten. I was in York on a school trip. It was a ridiculously hot night and I was sharing the room with four other excitable ten year olds. There were noisy drunk people downstairs. We had… Read More How to Sleep in Hostels – My Top Ten Tips
When I’m stuck at home or in a dead-end job saving money up to travel, I tend to spend a lot of time daydreaming about where I might go next. If you’ve ever spent your days behind a till or waiting tables daydreaming about visiting London, you’re not alone. But what if you’re really going?… Read More My #1 London Travel Tip
Have you ever read about or spoke to those people who seem to be able to wander around from country to country with little more than a single backpack for months on end? Have you ever wanted to skip the baggage queues at the airport? Do you think you’d love to go hand-luggage only but… Read More A Girl’s Guide to Going Hand Luggage Only
I have a confession to make (one which you’ve probably figured out already): It’s been a lot more than three weeks since I last wrote. The truth is, it’s not because I’m lazy (well, alright, it’s not just because I’m lazy – I did admittedly take a taxi to the shop at the end of… Read More Making the Most of a Disliked Destination: Zagreb & Mirogoj Cemetery
So today is finally the day – after what seems like years of planning and dreaming, today I leave for London to start my interrailing trip through Eastern Europe! Tomorrow we fly to Slovenia, where we’ll take the train through to Lake Bled, Croatia, Bosnia and Istanbul. As a Religious Studies graduate I am beyond… Read More Rachel and Sarah’s Epic European Adventure: Day 1