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8 Fun Date Ideas for Manchester

Who doesn’t love a good date night? The perk of living in a city is the abundance of things you can do and there is no shortage of fun date ideas for Manchester. Whilst cinema and dinner is a classic, I hope to introduce you to some activities for couples in Manchester that you might not have thought of. Whether you’re a foodie, a history nerd or just a casual pub goer, this post should hopefully offer some good evening...

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24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

Welcome to Brussels, the most boring capital in Europe! At least, that seems to be the reputation Brussels has been given over the years. I’m ashamed to say that I let this influence my decision to only spend 24 hours in Brussels during a Netherlands to Belgium trip. I regretted this decision as soon as I set foot in the capital on my first night. The city had a lively atmosphere and was full of people enjoying their evening outside....

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A Foodie’s Guide to Restaurants in Northern Quarter, Manchester

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is full to the brim with must eat places and it can be tricky to decide where to eat in this foodie paradise. The restaurants in Northern Quarter span a wide range of cuisine; from your dirty burgers (can’t just call them burgers nowadays) to traditional British pies and Hawaiian street food. I love eating out in the Northern Quarter and can’t wait to share some of the food gems in this neighbourhood. I’m going to keep...

Fountain of Travel 6 Day Tokyo Itinerary Introduction

6 Day Tokyo Itinerary

Tokyo is famous for its blinking lights, neon signs and fast paced city life. My sister and I went to the city for the first time in June this year and fell in love with it. Whilst a lot of travellers choose to tour Japan, we opted for 8 full days in Tokyo. Whilst this may sound excessive, we were never short of things to do! There are so many cool things to do in Tokyo that you would need...

10 Must Do Activities in Shanghai

Shanghai is a sprawling mega city that offers travellers a soft introduction to the rest of China. I went here for my first solo trip and found a cultural shock but also an exciting city with endless opportunities for activities and food. I spent 11 days in Shanghai and made sure to experience as much as possible of the city. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming to know where to start! Below I have listed 10 of...

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How To Spend 24 Hours in The Hague

Have you ever heard of The Hague? No? Neither had I until I was planning a trip between Amsterdam and Brussels and needed a place to stay between the two cities. I love when one discovers new and unexpected travel gems (hey Riga) and The Hague was a great surprise. The Hague is the administrative capital of The Netherlands, meaning it is home to the Dutch government. It is the third largest city in the Netherlands and perfect as a...

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Manchester Neighbourhood Guide

I love Manchester. This city has been my home for 6 years and is the most exciting place I’ve ever lived. The Mancunian spirit is very characteristic and hard to break. It manifests itself in an attitude that is feisty but generally open. I would lovingly say that this city definitely has its rough moments but it’s also a hotpot of people and cultures. You can’t feel bored when walking around Manchester. For food lovers, there are always new restaurants...

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Guide to a Winter Weekend in Riga

If you’re like me, you’re probably at the moment scouring the internet for winter travel ideas. Let me introduce you to Riga! This Baltic gem is the capital of Latvia and the perfect winter weekend destination. Experience the Christmas market from the end of November and enjoy this highly walkable and affordable art nouveau city. Below you will find everything you need to plan a weekend in Riga! Travel to riga Budget airlines such as Ryanair and Norwegian service Riga...

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The Best View in Barcelona

Barcelona is probably one of the most popular bucket list cities in Europe. Having read so much about it, my sister and I were psyched to finally visit this hyped destination. We did all the standard things; Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Museu Picasso etc. We had also read online about Tibidabo, which is the highest mountain top surrounding the city and, in my opinion, offers the best view in Barcelona. The area consists of an amusement park, some green space...

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Guide to a Day Trip to Southport, UK

By the Irish sea lies the coastal city of Southport which makes for a brilliant day trip from Manchester. One of its most famous attractions is the beach promenade with the accompanying Southport Pier and Pleasureland. I knew nothing about the city and randomly decided on a Saturday morning that I wanted to visit. I’m so glad I did! This is a beautiful place and I can warmly recommend it. Below you will find ideas to plan your own day...