Paphos, Cyprus

My first girls holiday away, just me and my best friend. Not the usual destination spot I would go for, but having a home from home helped especially with the shopping mall and Mc Donald’s facing the hotel. I stayed in the Tasmaria Apartment/Hotels with a half board deal, breakfast was a buffet style  serving hot and cold food. For tea it was a five course meal, would a few options to pick for for the main and one of the starters to switch it up to suit. 

Paphos is very touristy, however I visited the tombs of the kings which was a 15 minute walk from the hotel. 

Overall I had a great week away, the weather was very warm and I managed to get a nice tan 🙂

Here are some pictures. 


For more information on where I visited feel free to comment and ask 

Paige x 

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Gouvia, Corfu

Monday 5th June I took a last minute trip to one of my favourite places, Corfu. This time I stayed in Gouvia, a village and resort located 8km from Corfu Town and 20 minutes away from the Airport. 

I stayed in a small, uncommercialised hotel called the Iliada Beach Hotel. The room I was in backed onto a garden and other housing, different from my usual sea view however it made me feel a sense of culture.

A 5 minute walk from the hotel is the Gouvia marina and Venetian ship yard. I’d highly recommend going to visit them both. Also, once you pass the marina there is signs pointing to another village, this is a must to visit as it isn’t a resort and you get to have a feel for everyday life in the village. 

Here are just a handful of the beautiful scenes. 

York

A couple weeks  ago I took a short 20 minute train ride from Leeds to York. I stayed for a few hours in the sunshine before returning back to Leeds at 9pm. 

The whole time I was there I couldn’t help but feel I was in another country, it was so opposite to the busy city I’m used to and everything seemed so picturesque. 

I am definitely going to return to see more of the sights but for now here are a few pictures from my day. 

My 3 top tips for learning a new language 

As of right now I can only speak fluent English however I want this to change and for the past 6 months I’ve been on and off trying to learn Italian. During this time I’ve seen what works best for someone who’s interested in learning but doesn’t necessarily have a lot of time to dedicate to it. 

  • 1. Download the Duolingo app for free. This app is strangely addictive, it recommends you doing atleast 10 minutes a day and allows you to choose from various languages. I’ve found this great down to how convienent it is. 
  • Follow a meme account on instagram in your chosen language. This is something I decided to do to try to encourage me to keep going with the learning process. It’s always a good feeling when you work out what is being said and because memes circulate and have pictures it is a lot easier to understand and work out. 
  • Watch films/series with subtitles on. People say that the best way to learn a language is to move to that country, therefore I thought by watching films in Italian it would emerse myself into that culture as though I was there. And even though I am reading the subtitles it is surprising what goes in without you realising. 

I am new to learning languages other than French and German which I did only in school. If anyone has been at it longer I’d love to hear your tips. 

Ciao!

Corfu

Summer 2015 I travelled to the island of Corfu for ten days in the sun. We stayed in the Corfu Holiday Palace with its own private beach and a short taxi ride away from Corfu Town. Whilst here the temperature varied from 34-40 degrees, giving me that much wanted tan. Here are some of my favourite pictures from the trip. 


Really wishing I was back here right now. 

I know I haven’t captioned any of the pictures, but feel free to leave a comment asking questions about what’s going on in them 🙂 

P.S. Can you tell from my posts I have a slight obsession with Greece yet?

My favourite place to visit?

So far I have only travelled within Europe with the exception of Florida. Therefore I cannot fully say where my favourite place is, however I can say from what I have seen so far. 

Growing up I’ve been on various holidays within Spain including the Canary Islands, and this used to be the main place we went to. In 2014 however we went to Kefalonia, Greece and since then I’ve fell in love. Therefore, my current answer has to be the Greek Islands. So far I have been to Zante, Kefalonia, Corfu and Crete. The beaches in Kefalonia were beyond beautiful and I would love to return purely for that reason, Crete however I would say is the best all round with amazing views and beaches. 

My answer: Greece

Below are more pictures from my trip to Crete last year. 

See my Crete Summer ’16 Blog Post for more info and pictures of Elounda, Crete. 

Take advantage of what’s on your doorstep

Here in Manchester the weather has been beautiful all day, not sunbathing weather obviously but the sun was shining. Me and my family decided to take a short ten minute drive up the road into the hills and took a drive around, stopping at a reservoir along the way. 

Here are a few photos. 


Picture locations: Brushes Reservoir; Holmfirth; Marsden; Uppermill

Pimlico, London

July 2016 I travelled to London for a short 2 night stay before flying from London Stansted to Parma, Italy. During these few days me and my boyfriend hired out the Santander bikes and explored as much as we could. The bikes are free as long as you get them back in at a station every 30 minutes, this was fun however as it set us a challenge to find a station before getting charged. The area of Pimlico is very convenient, with us easily going to the London eye and Buckingham palace on them with no struggle. The only problem we discovered is that after 12am, the bike stations stop working in the centre places such as Leicester Square, so keep this in mind as we had to walk for 40 minutes in order to find a station still working. Here a few pictures from the visit.

I would definitely stay in this area next time I visit if hoping to be close to Victoria Coach Station and the main sites.