We choose to escape Notting Hill Carnival in London during the August Bank Holidays weekend in England and took the road to Brecon Beacon Wales. We were planning on hiking Pen Y Fan which is the highest peak in South Wales but at the last minute, we changed our mind and went to Black Mountain. Best idea ever!
Choose the Cotswolds for your next weekend away. Lovely littles villages, great landscapes and lots of cosy cottages; everything you need to fall in love with the area. Find the perfect weekend itinerary and a free map with all the best pictures spots.
Two years ago, I went with a friend to Tenby to walk a small part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in Wales. The whole trail is 300 km long and will take you from Amroth to St Dogmael (or the other way around) in 10 to 15 days. You can choose like us to do only a small... Continue Reading →
Our weekend in the Peak District started at Grindleford near Baslow where we stayed at Brigitte and Dave's lovely cottage. Grindleford is ideally located in the Dark Peaks, higher part of the Peak District. You can choose a walk starting from Grindleford or if you are up for a little more challenge you can opt for the... Continue Reading →
Late start compared to the other days, but we REALLY needed the extra hours sleep. Once the bag packed (yes, last day in Russia already!) and left at the hotel, we head for the Hermitage Museum. Important Tip! You can skip the whole queue by buying your tickets on the machines in the court yard... Continue Reading →
We changed our plan at the last minute and decided to visit St Catherine Palace, following the advice of russian friend. After taking the blue line to Kupchino (end of the line), we jumped into another marshrutka (bus/van that serve the city where the metro hasn't arrived yet. Be prepared, the driver never speaks english... Continue Reading →
After a quick stop at Savonlinna center to see the castle by day - and grab some breakfast! - we're on the road again. We're heading toward Puumala, back south, at the heart of the lake district. We were advised to try our luck at seal spotting on the lake by walking the "Seal Trail".... Continue Reading →