Drifting Down The Seine

I had visited Paris twice in my life, technically. Yes, I had visited Paris with my school in 2008, but it was a flying visit and the main thing focused on in that trip was our day trip to Disneyland Paris the next day. But May 2015 was when I had fallen in love with …

Lisbon: 5: Water and Air

Our last day sadly started with us checking out of the hostel. I wasn't ready to leave; I felt like I had barely scratched the surface of Lisbon. However, we weren't able to stay and we decided to make the most of our last day in Portugal by heading towards Parque das Nacoes. It was …

Lisbon: 4: Beautiful Belem

Our last full day was designated for us to visit an absolutely beautiful district of Lisbon: Belem! Belem was a big part of us wanting to visit Lisbon and fortunately we had a lovely day for it! We got the 15E tram to Belem-Jeronimos, and immediately went into the National Museum of Archeology. We got …

Lisbon: 3: Running Over The Seven Hills

Wednesday was dedicated to exploring Lisbon and making the most of our Lisboa Card. There were lots of little things we wanted to do, and today was the best day to get as much done as we could. We first went to the Santa Justa Lift. This ended up being completely free for us, which …

Lisbon: 2: A Fairytale Town

Our first proper day in Portugal landed on a Monday, which meant the majority of the city's museums and attractions were closed. Initially we had planned on visiting the Oceanario de Lisboa, but everybody we ran into encouraged us to go to Sintra. "Everything will be open, you might as well utilise your time!" So …

Scotland: 4: Failed Adventures

We woke early on a beautiful Scottish morning and decided to head to Lauriston Castle. My cousin had been before, and described it as a beautiful yet oddly designed 16th century house with amazing views of Cramond Island. Thinking it sounded interesting, we headed off, only to arrive there to find that it was closed. …