Author - Abbi

GPSmyCity: An App for travel blogs on the go

Whenever I am planning a trip, and more often when I am in a location, my ‘go to’ for information about a location will be a travel blog; of which I have many favourites. Tips written on travel blogs are often written from first hand perspective, and offer truthful, unbiased reviews of places to go and see, what you should spend money on, and what you...

Affordable stays at the Spar Hotel, Marjona, Gothenburg

It can come as no surprise that when visiting any of the Nordic countries, that a trip of any length will be costly. I found this out during trips to Norway and Denmark, when you won’t get much change from a £20 note for lunch.  This can often put people off visiting.  However, it need not to.  With dramatic landscapes, trendy cities, a great history, and...

Why you should visit Berchtesgaden, Germany

Sometimes, it’s not the places that are well known and popular that make an impression on you. It’s the lesser known spots; which you may not have heard of that leave you speechless and wanting to stay there forever.  That’s what happened when I stayed in Berchtesgaden, Germany; a small town on the border of Austria.  My reason for going there was...

Munich; more than Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the World’s largest Volksfest (Beer Festival), held in Munich, Germany, and it is currently  in its final week of celebrations. Every year Millions of people flock to the Capital of Bavaria to drink Beer, join in with the folk celebrations and fairground attractions. It is a festival now replicated all over the World from Brisbane to Brighton and...

Staying hydrated as you travel with the B on 1 water bottle

If waterholic was a word, then I am sure I would be one.  For those that know me, will notice that I am never too far from my water bottle (that and a good cup of tea!) Water makes up most of what I drink in a day, and is important for both physical and mental functioning. As I travel frequently, I am always on the lookout for a good solid and easy to use drink...

Top 5 Places to Visit When Backpacking in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a huge country and you will need to make the most of your visa time once you get the visa in your hand. The country boasts a population of 30 million and if you ignore the lakes and rivers, it is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world. In order to make things simpler for you, here is an easy to understand guide to the best 5 places to...

Staying on the edge of the largest indoor Rainforest at YHA Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project is an Educational Charity, which opened in May 2000 with the aim to connect people with plants. It houses the largest indoor Rainforest in the Country, with two giant Biomes, exhibiting plant life from both the tropics, and the Mediterranean, a rainforest Canopy Walkway, as well as incredible well maintained gardens, sculptures and ‘the core’ which...

Where I stayed in Prague: Park Inn Hotel

Prague, the capital of Czech Republic is a popular weekend city break, and after spending 5 days there myself, I can see why. It’s historic old town square, delightfully colourful buildings, friendly locals and tasty food, make it a loveable city. Many people will flock to Prague for the obligatory hen/stag weekend, and so as well as the colourful buildings...

A view from Hilter’s hideout at Eagles Nest, Berchtesgaden, Germany

When we learnt about World War II and the schemes of Adolf Hilter; the picture that was painted was that of  a country taken over by a cruel dictator. A picture of concentration camps, families spilt up and radicalisation. What we didn’t get much of an insight into was who Aldof Hilter was as a person, his background, why he did what he did, and where he did it...

Staying in the Bavarian Hills at the Best Western Plus, Rehlegg Hotel

I opened the curtains, and stepped out onto the balcony. I stopped, and observed. I smelt the countryside air, listened to the birds sing, and just marvelled at the mountains. Was I dreaming? No, but I felt like I could be; having been in the busy city of Munich, just one day previously. The Best Western Plus, Rehlegg Hotel, was a 2 night stay, in my 6 day trip in...

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