Italy is probably one of my favourite countries to visit in Europe. The food is amazing (I could eat pizza every meal, every day, and not get bored. Probably wouldn’t be too good for my waistline though..), the scenery is beautiful, the cities bustling. It has something for everyone, from romantic getaways (hello, Venice!) to short city breaks (Florence, Rome..), and everything in between. Not to mention it’s super Insta-friendly, from Cinque Terre and Burano to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. Man, just typing about it has got me itching to book another trip..
My favourite thing about travelling to a new place is always trying the food, and I was excited to see what Cuba had to offer. The promise of cheap seafood, plenty of meat (I’m pescetarian 99% of the time, but when on holiday I relax my rules in favour of trying the local fare), and exotic new veggies had me excited to explore the country – via my taste buds. Also, not technically food, but I was looking forward to the MOJITOS. Keep em coming please bartender!
I recently visited Bucharest and Athens with my cousin for a week of fun and sun (see all the looks from the trip: 1,2,3,4), and thought I’d put together a couple of guides for the cities. So, to start with, Bucharest! This was our first stop for a couple of nights, and somewhere neither of us had ever been to before. Honestly it was chosen on a bit of a whim, we weren’t really aware of what there was to do in Bucharest but liked the idea of it!
It was one of those places where we both immediately felt at home and comfortable, and it was nice to be somewhere that hadn’t yet been ‘discovered’ by the rest of the world. Sure there was the odd stag group, but compared to the throngs of tourists we would later encounter in Athens, this was nothing!
In case anyone is planning on heading to Bucharest in the future I thought I’d put together a small guide of some of the things we ate, drank and saw!