Hotel in Florence

Hotel In Florence We stayed in Locanda Dei Guelfi, a bed-and-breakfast / hotel in Florence situated around a seven minute walk from both the train station and the Duomo. It was situated on the third floor of a building that does not have lifts so be warned of the climbing. If you want your luggage…

Things to do in Brighton

Things to do in Brighton I may be biased after attending the University of Sussex but Brighton is one of the best places in the UK! The town is bustling and vibrant and situated only one hour outside London. Even better, if you book your tickets in advance you can get a return ticket for…

Bars in Brighton

Bars in Brighton There are so many great bars in Brighton but here are some of my favourite ones: Patterns For those who knew Brighton a few years again, Patterns took over the space at Audio. Situated to the left of the pier opposite the sea life centre, the bar offers beautiful views of Brighton Pier. We…

Freedom: Hen Do In Brighton

Hen Do in Brighton Freedom Ltd I recently headed to hen do in Brighton which I organised for my best friend. We had a large group of 24 people so I needed some help! Luckily Freedom  hen and stag do specialists were on hand from the beginning to assist with all my questions and work up a fun…

Things to do in Lyon

Things to do in Lyon Lyon is France’s third largest city and a major tourist destination founded 2000 years ago. The city hosts a mixture of architecture, culture and traditions reflecting the different populations who have inherited it. The  River Saône and the Rhône divide Lyon and provide stunning scenery across the bridges. I was really impressed…

Bars in Lyon

Bars in Lyon Volle Petrol Volle Petrol is a barge on the river offering alfresco drinks on a large terrace. As it was a sunny day, there wasn’t any space left outside so we sat inside on the bar stalls overlooking the river. There were over 80 different lagers / ales to choose from including Trappistes,…

Restaurants in Lyon

Restaurants in Lyon Breakfast / Brunch Brioche Doree If you are looking for a casual and cheap bakery for breakfast (petit dejeuner) I recommend Brioche Doree on Rue Republique. It serves fresh pastries and cakes for a very reasonable €1-2.  A croissant, pain au raisin, espresso and orange juice was only €6! There is also some seating outside for…

Wine Tour in Lyon

Wine Tour in Lyon A wine tour in Lyon is an absolute must! We booked with Rhone Trip for a morning visit to the vineyards. We were in an intimate group of 4 for our half day trip on Saturday morning starting at 9am. Julie collected us from Place Bellacour (very central) and we embarked on…

Hotel in Lyon

Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts Hotel in Lyon At the heart of the city centre in the first arrondissement is Mercure Beaux Arts, situated in a beautiful 19th century building. This hotel in Lyon was in an ideal location for exploring the city and situated near many shops, sites and restaurants. It is an eight minute walk from the hotel…