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5 Markets to Visit in the South of France

Every summer, I like to try and spend a little bit of time with Ben’s family at their house close to Béziers, in the Occitanie region of South West France. One of the simple joys of those holidays is spending a morning wandering around a market, picking out food for lunch and presents for the friends and family back home.

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How to see Edinburgh in a Weekend

Before visiting Edinburgh for the first time, two years ago, I didn’t know what to expect from it. I certainly wasn’t expecting the beautiful architecture and extremely friendly locals who greeted me. On my first visit, I’d tagged along with Ben, who was working in the city. This meant I had a lot of time to walk around exploring at my own pace. This time around, my favourite travel companion was with me for the duration, and overall, I prefer exploring with him, rather than alone. Alone is fine, and I’d happily do it again, but it is nice to have someone to talk to.

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A Wonderful Weekend in Bristol, Part II

After the success of day one, Bristol had a lot to live up to on our second day of exploration. Street art fans are in for a treat – Banksy grew up in Bristol. With his tongue-in-cheek take on anti-establishment art (both old and new) on display in various places across the city, taking a walking tour sounds like a brilliant way to spend a morning. You can find locations for some of the pieces in this article on the Visit Bristol website, or you could join one of the street are walking tours run by WHERETHEWALL.

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A Wonderful Weekend in Bristol, Part I

Bristol is Southern England’s second largest city (after London), and its rich maritime and social history make it a fascinating place to visit. It became the first city in the UK to win the European Green Capital award in 2015, and is also a Fair-trade City. Oh, and it’s my favourite city in the UK, so I really wanted to share our (fairly) recent visit with you.

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Travel Plans: Autumn/Winter 2016 Edition

I’ve decided that a challenge is in order. Not a particularly challenging one, but a challenge no less. I want to try and take a trip at least once a month for the next year. While I’d like to fit some new places in, I’m also keen to spend time getting reacquainted with some destinations which I haven’t visited recently. I’m not very good at setting dates in stone, so often I find that opportunities pass me by. As exciting as Brighton is, I do want to leave it every now and then!

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Tokyo Top Tips: Akasaka and Nogizaka

After watching on Facebook as my brother and his fiancée made their way through Asia, we thought it would be a great idea to meet up with them in their final destination – Japan. We’d initially had vague plans to travel around the country a little, but in the end they were low on money and Tokyo turned out to be more than enough to keep us occupied for 10 days.

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Panaji: A Tale of Two Temples

The state capital of Goa, Panaji, or Panjim, sits proudly on the banks of the Mandovi River, watching over the floating casinos which light up the waterways by night. High on a hill in the centre of the city, you can find Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, originally built in 1541. You can walk up the beautiful (and plentiful) steps to the front of the church, or if you’re in a car, you can get dropped off in the car park round the side.

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