Author: Lucy Fyffe

Hiking in the Peak District

Where better to spend a couple of days in my autumn half term than the beautiful Peak District? Known for its abundance of walking trails and breath-taking views, it sounded like exactly my kind of escape from the city. My intention was to stay in Edale, but I was a wee bit disorganised with booking and there was no accommodation left in town. Instead I got the train in and out of Edale, but stayed in Castleton, just 5km south. DAY ONE Edale to Castleton via Mam Tor After the three and a half hour journey from London, I...

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A Disastrous Day Trip to Dracula’s Castle, Romania

I decided to spend a few days in Bucharest, Romania, because it made the journey from Istanbul back to London much cheaper. I went there with no expectations and after spending a few hours in Bucharest, I had already decided it was dull. The walking tour I went on was so uninteresting that I didn’t even hang around til the end. (Alright, so I found a couple of pretty spots, but trust me – overall, it’s dull!) Pondering how to fill the next two days there, I decided a day trip was desperately needed. And what better day trip...

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Top Ten Things to do in Turkey

Hopefully, when you think of Turkey, you think of a beautiful and diverse country with lots to see and do. Unfortunately, this is not the image that the media conveys to us. The media will have you believe that Turkey is unsafe for travellers, female travellers in particular. And while we can’t ignore that there’s some political unrest – and yes, there is a chance that trouble will arise again – I always felt safe in Turkey. People were friendly, and generally went out of their way to ensure I enjoyed my time in their country. So… If you...

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Turkey in Two Weeks: The Itinerary

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to get a taste of Turkey – although, you could spend many months there discovering new places, I’m sure. Below is a map showing where I went during my two weeks in Turkey. I started and ended in Istanbul, spending one or two days in each place with the exceptions of: 4 days in Istanbul and 3 in Cappadocia & Fethiye. Click on the markers to get more info about each place.   Get Directions For Driving Walking Transit Bicycling   show options hide options Avoid Tolls Avoid Highways Avoid Ferries...

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