Before heading off on my trip around the Balkans I had never actually heard of the 7 Rila Lakes in Bulgaria, let alone planned to go there. It was only when I ended up with a free day in Sofia and started looking at day trips that I found one of the most popular involved hiking in the Rila National Park to a point where you can see all of the 7 Rila Lakes from one incredible viewpoint. After a quick look through the photos, and knowing I wasn’t going to have too many opportunities to get into nature and out of the city in this trip, I knew I HAD to do it.
Before starting my Balkans trip I knew that while travelling through mainland Greece I wanted to visit the famous monasteries at Meteora. I initially planned to travel there on my way from Delphi to Thessaloniki but when I looked into public transport options it was trickier than I had anticipated. In this sort of situation I am not adverse to taking a tour and after looking at a few different ones I settled on Ammon Express’ Meteora day trip from Thessaloniki.
I have been meaning to take a day trip to Knole for the longest time for a couple of reasons. Firstly it is one of the closest old English houses to where we live and one of the only ones in the area I’ve never been to and secondly because of its well-known deer park. After all who doesn’t want to spend a day looking at cute bambis?
Well this weekend I finally got around to visiting and discovered a great family day out! It is also easily commutable from central London, which makes it a perfect day trip to add to your London itinerary if you’re looking to get a taste of the English countryside, soak up some history and see some adorable animals.
Like many members of the travel blogging community I found myself in Rotterdam in the Netherlands last weekend for the Traverse 2018 conference. Although I had made almost no plans about what to see prior to my trip I spotted a sign about the Kinderdijk Windmills down by the waterfront and decided to try and fit in a visit on my last morning in the city.
If you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka Sigiriya Rock is bound to be high on your itinerary… and rightly so! This UNESCO world heritage site is truly spectacular and one of the most iconic places in all of Sri Lanka. The good news is that although the climb to the top might look a little intimidating it’s actually not too bad and well worth what awaits you at the end! If you’re not yet convinced or a little hesitant then let me convince you…