Tuesday, 2 August 2011

I'm Home- Europe Trip Revealed

Hello ladies and gents, I have finally returned from my travels and it feels like I haven't been anywhere near my blog in aaages!! Very neglected! Hi to any new followers, sorry you haven't had any action from me yet but I hope everyone is well! Anyway, I thought I would do a little post about my travels so this may be a picture heavy post, just to warn you! I had an absolutely amazing time, although it has left me very skint and I cant seem to find a job for summer at the moment so not great right now, but it was worth it! We pretty much stuck to our original plan of which countries to go to, with only a few changes. Heres what happened...

Started off in Amsterdam, we only stayed for 2 nights and didnt really do much to be honest, just settling in to the whole travelling thing and getting used to staying in hostels with smelly boys and lugging 15k backpacks around. But Amsterdam was beautiful, the canals are amazing but unfortunaely the weather wasnt great whilst we were there.

We then took a very long train journey to Berlin, which took about 7 and a half hours, which we were dreading to begin with but it was actually quite fun and went extremely quickly! Berlin was wicked, a really cool city. There was loads to do there with lots of nice restaurants and bars.

The remains of the Berlin wall



The yummiest Mexican restaurant ever!

We then headed down to Prague which I have to say was one of my favourite cities, despite the fact I was quite ill while we were there, I still absolutely loved it. There is so much beautiful architecture and history in the city. We also managed to wangle a huge apartment all to ourselves, for like 15 euros a night, bargain!!




We then went down to Bratislava, which was really pretty but very small for a capital city with not much going on, but it was nice to visit. I watched the film Eurotrip yesterday... if you've seen it you will know what I mean! I think that was a bit exaggerated though!!

Next stop: Budapest, my favourite city of the whole trip!! I absolutely loved this city, it was so cool with loads of wicked bars and clubs and sooo cheap! You can get a glass of wine for 90p!!! There was also the outdoor baths which were amazing! If you ever go you have to go to a bar called Szimpla, literally the coolest bar ever!





From Budapest we had an 18 hour overnight train down to Split in Croatia, which was the wierdist and funniest experience ever, I cant even begin to explain it! But it was amazing arriving in Croatia as we finally had some boiling hot beach weather, like being on a proper holiday! We also managed to see Brendan from Coach Trip filming a new series while we were there, a personal highlight of mine!!




We then caught ferries to a couple of different islands from Split, we first went to Brac. It is quite a small and quiet island which was a nice break for us, and we got a private apartment with air con!! the best thing ever! The town was absolutely stunning though!


The second island we went to was Hvar, which I thought was a bit like a mini St Tropez! It was a really posh place with lots of very rich people holidaying there on their private yachts! The beaches were stunning and the sea was so clear. There's also a really cool, but expensive, bar there called Carpe Diem, and we also managed to get invited onto a private boat party which was hilarious!


From Hvar we made the long journey up to Ljubljana in Slovenia. Despite not being able to pronounce it the whole time this city was also gorgeous, with a river running right through the middle and lots of beautiful architecture to see.

We then took a short train ride to Lake Bled, which I have to say is one of the most beautiful places I have seen, it was absolutely stunning, and so nice to be out of a city for a while and do different things like hire bikes and go on toboggans, great fun!






Next we spontaneously decided to go to Salzburg because we had 2 days we needed to fill and it was the most convenient place to stop between Slovenia and Munich! It was raining the whole time we were there so we didn't get to see that much of the city, instead we opted to go to a brewery. Although I'm sure its beautiful in the sun, I don't think there is a lot to do there unless you can afford to fork out the 35 euros to go on the Sound Of Music tour!


Our final stop was Munich. This was a really cool city with plenty to do, unfortunately we only had one night there, but we managed to do a lot in the time we were there.


Sorry this turned out to be a lot longer than planned, hope you didn't get bored! But there you have it, my Europe trip in a nutshell! I had an amazing time and would definitely recommend doing the same thing to anyone, you will have the time of your life!

Oh yea... and one more thing, I hate to have to say this but I have a confession to make. Anyone who read my previous posts will know that I was planning on doing a clothes ban for 3 months because I have simply got too many clothes. Well... I kind of broke it! But only slightly! I bought a couple of things when I was away. They were in the sale and really cheap, it would of been a travesty if I didn't buy them, and it was on the last day and I had some euros leftover, so what better way to spend them, right!?

I just got 2 things from H and M, which is EVERYWHERE in Europe.



Let me know if you have been to any of these places and what you thought! I will go back to talking about fashion in my next post as there has been too much holiday talk recently!. Until next time.. xx

4 comments:

  1. Looks like you had an amazing time, some of the places look beautiful xx

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  2. This looks like such an amazing trip. I was looking at going to Croatia next year but don't really know where the beachy bits are!! The apartment for not a lot of euros looks amazing too, a proper bargain! I would love to visit all these places at some point xxx

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  3. AHHH! I am leaving tomorrow morning on a very similar trip!! I'm going to Prague, Budapest, Sziget festival which is in Hungry, Croatia (visiting Pag Island but flying into Split) then visiting Amsterdam! You have just made me even more excited. Looks like you had a fab time and glad to hear you loved Prague and Budapest.
    I just don't know how I managed to pack for such a trip, I keep panicing that I have packed the wrong stuff, never mind! xx

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  4. Looks like you had an amazing time, so glad you're back. :)

    I love going on holiday & taking tons of pictures. Gorgeoussss! xx

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