Europe 2017 travel diary

I can’t believe how long it’s been since we got back from our European adventure – and what an adventure it was! On this trip, we went to Moscow, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Ibiza and the Amalfi Coast. I would say it was one of our best trips yet (Do I say this every time though? Ha ha) The churches in Moscow really blew me away, the clearest water I’ve ever seen was in Dubrovnik, the craziest party town was in Ibiza and the food and atmosphere never disappoints in Italy! Here is a quick summary of the trip below (Scroll right down to see the travel video diary). Please feel free to message for any other suggestions 🙂

Moscow – I can’t begin to explain how beautiful all the architecture was here. Basil’s Cathedral is so much prettier in real life and left me in awe. We ate Russian salad daily and a must try restaurant is Dr. Zhivago  (Make sure you book in advance!)

Budapest – I was so surprised by how much I took to Budapest. It was never really high on my bucket list, but I’m so glad I went! We explored the two parts of Budapest – Pest and Buda, which are divided by the River Danube and connected by the Chain Bridge. Pest is the city side with shopping and eating, while Buda is the side to enjoy the stunning views. We went to the GellĂ©rt Baths and this is one of the main things to do in Budapest, so be sure to set some time aside to fully experience the spas. Another suggestion is to go to the Ruin Pubs, which are basically abandoned building and stores tuned into bars/pubs! Such a cool experience. We went to Szimpla Kert, which is the original one and we had a blast!

Dubrovnik – I was so sad we only had three days here. It was honestly so much more than I expected. The beach was the cleanest with the clearest water I’d ever seen! The city walk feels so surreal like you are in some sort of medieval movie. (Game of Thrones and Star Wars fans – this is a must for you!) We stayed at Hotel Lero, which is centrally located and where you can easily get a bus or walk to the beach and attractions.

Ibiza – Need I say more? Ha ha! Stunning beaches, great nightspots, drinking, awesome tapas and did I mention drinking? 🙂 The beach here was quite nice too and on our last day, I did not want to leave the water. A highlight for me was the Ocean Beach Club day party. If you have a group, get a VIP bed right near the pool so you are right in the action. We had a lot of fun and a legendary hangover the next day! Ha ha! We stayed in the Playa d’en Bossa area, but I would recommend Old Town, as this is where all the nicer restaurants are.

Amalfi Coast – We stayed in Sorrento and did day trips to Positano, Capri, Ravello and Amalfi. Sorrento is very central and easy to get around the entire region. I always dreamed I would stay in Positano, but to be honest, I’m glad we did just a day trip there. I loved it, but there wasn’t a lot to do there. As a personal preference (and we did A LOT of research), we both really loved the convenience of staying in Sorrento. I just want to point out a few things that no one told us. Getting around the Amalfi Coast is not easy. Buses are super cramped with windy roads and chances are, you will have to stand for hours on the bus going back. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed by the dark and dirty beach water in Positano, however it still doesn’t detract from one of the most stunning cliff faces I’ve ever seen.

I always have so much fun doing our traditional videos and getting friends and people we meet involved in it. I tried a few new fun things in this video and I’m already planning out the video for our next trip. It’s my tradition to make these music clip type videos, set to a song for our travels to give our videos a point of difference and memories to cherish forever. Be sure to check out the others in my travel section. Enjoy  tsj xx

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Gorgeous beach in Dubrovnik

The famous cliff face in Positano

Making buddies in Dubrovnik

Pompeii

Stunning views of Ana Capri

 

Capri

Nikki Beach, Ibiza

 

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