Izmir Bazaar

We’d known that in late October the weather wouldn’t be boiling and we wouldn’t be spending all our days lazing in the sun so after a quick coffee down by the water we hopped in the car and headed to Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city and home to a bustling market. What we hadn’t quite […]

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Ephesus

One of the reasons we were drawn to Turkey was it’s history. Both self confessed classics geeks, we love a good ruin and handily, this region has one of the best. Just over an hour’s drive from Alaçati lie the ruins of Ephesus so after fuelling up with our usual breakfast feast we headed off. […]

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Alaçati

Apparently this is the time of year when most people plan their summer holidays, the cold, dark days making us long for the long lazy days of summer (myself very much included). With that in mind, I have somewhere to share with you if you’re in need of some inspiration. At the end of October […]

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Savelletri

After a few days gallivanting around it was time for a slight change of pace. A little bit of time to lie around and do nothing other than waffle at each other and drink cocktails.  We checked into Masseria San Martino, where I promptly jumped into the pool whilst H busied himself sorting out our […]

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La Peschiera

From the first second I stepped out of the car I fell in love with La Peschiera. Seriously though, when it looks like that, how could I not? A hotel and restaurant just outside of Monopoli, it’s truly breathtaking. The restaurant is built on a platform out over the water and is pretty much my […]

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Olive Oil Farm

Seeing as we were in Puglia, home to endless olive groves, we decided it was time to pay one a proper visit. We stopped in Masseria Brancati, just outside of Ostuni for a tour and a tasting and were lucky enough to have the place pretty much to ourselves.  When even the car park has stunners […]

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Firenze

There’s nothing better than a weekend away with your friends is there? Rather handily, my old friend Alex and his lovely girlfriend Mia live in Florence and agreed to put up with a bunch of us invading for a few days. My friends Harry, Olly and I arrived on Wednesday afternoon at Pisa airport and […]

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Lazy Sundays in Berlin

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday is go for brunch. Long lazy meals, usually followed by a stroll somewhere if the weather’s nice. What could be better than that? With this in mind we headed to Tauro, an enormous restaurant spanning 3 floors in the […]

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Berlin’s Saturday Surprise

So, remember how I said we had that crack of dawn flight? Well that didn’t quite go according to plan. Having dragged ourselves out of bed at 4am, checked out and gotten to the airport hiccough free we then boarded the plane and just sat there. And then sat for a bit more, before being […]

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Hallo Aus Berlin

Was it just my school that made us watch those bizarre ‘Hallo Aus Berlin’ videos? They’re all I can really remember from my forays into the German language and I can’t say it’s helped me very much I’m afraid. My mum and I flew out to Berlin last Wednesday and I was misunderstood from the moment […]

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