Travel

Little Get Away!

Literally the day after I got back from Greece, I went to Tenby for a long weekend. I haven’t really explored Wales before so was excited. My step father’s family own a beautiful caravan just outside Tenby, so they go down there a lot and they always have the best time. I’ve never been off work the same time to be able to go but for the first time in years I was.

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We made our way down in the afternoon, I needed to unpack from Greece to repack for this little get away. We arrived around 6pm and my mother took us into Tenby to have a little look around, a walk on the beach and had a chippy tea. Was a really nice and relaxing evening.

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We woke up early the next day and had a big breakfast before spending the day exploring. We went to Tenby and took a boat across to Caldey Island. It was stunning and the weather was boiling. We walked to the top of the island where the lighthouse is and bought a lot of fudge that they make and sell on the island, I should have bought more! We spent the day walking around and taking in the beautiful views. We got a boat back to Tenby, went back to the caravan and had a barbeque.

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The next day we went to Barafundle Bay, it’s a little bit of a walk to get there but it was totally worth it. It was really quiet when we first arrived but didn’t get that busy throughout the day. Such a beautiful hidden gem. You wouldn’t think you were in wales, the water was so clear and blue, very cold but so clear. We spent the day relaxing on the beach, playing ball games and in the sea. We took a packed lunch too. Of course, we had ice cream on the walk back to the car, it’s not a day at the beach without ice cream.

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We spent the rest of the day relaxing and having a few drinks which was lovely. Then we had to make our way home and come back to reality, my mother is there for another week. I am a little jealous especially the weather being so nice.

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Travel

Greece: Rhodes!

Sometimes you just need a week away in the sun to relax, I love having a holiday to look forward to. We started looking at different places in January, see what deals we could get. We did look at a few different places but finally decided on Greece. I’ve never been there before and loving exploring new places. We looked at a few different areas and finally settled on Rhodes. We stayed in the Amada Colossos Resort.

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Our room was stunning, immaculately clean and we were on the 8th Floor. I do love a room with a view.

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We were all inclusive which is so nice, no arguments about where we want to go for dinner and endless food and drinks. There was so much food available, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and anything you could want they have. Plus, the food was delicious.  They had 3 restaurants on site that you can book into for free, but needed to be booked the day before and they only take a few reservations. The food was stunning but a bit too fancy for my taste.

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The hotel was on the beach front which you could see from the pool. On the other side of the hotel there was a little waterpark too with a lazy river which was nice, we only went there once because it was so busy. We had a view of the waterpark from our room.

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We went to the waterpark which was literally a 5-minute walk from our hotel. A little train drove you up the hill for free to the waterpark, because it was up a massive hill the views were incredible. The waterpark was huge, we did a lot of running around and went on every slide so many times. I am a child at heart.

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We did book a boat trip to go snorkelling, you must go on a boat on holiday. We were picked up from out hotel and taken to the marina to get the boat. It was a full day out which was nice and they took us to a platform they had in the sea for us to go snorkel off and some others scuba dive. We could come and go in the water all we wanted throughout the day. On the actual boat we were closer to our hotel than the marina so they took us on a little speed boat back to our hotel so we didn’t have to take a pointless journey back to the marina which was nice of them.

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The flight was ok, I’m not the best when it comes to being a passenger but it wasn’t too bad. On the way there I just ate my body weight in food and watched episodes of Friends I downloaded before we left. I slept majority of the way back but there was turbulence which put me on edge but wasn’t too bad. I had such an amazing, relaxing holiday, shame the week went so fast.

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Lifestyle, Travel

Zip World!

I have always wanted to go to Zip World, so me and my best friend Ceejay decided to go. They have the fastest zip line in the world and longest in Europe. They have lots of different kinds of Zip wires to choose from. We did the Velocity package which was the small zip wire, the quarry tour and the longest zip wire.

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It took us just over 4 hours to get there, I drove us. We left at 7:30am to make sure we had plenty of time and didn’t end up being late. It takes a couple of hours to do the zip wires but it’s worth it. We went in September and were really lucky, the weather was lovely and so sunny. We had such a good time. The supply you with all you gear need and you can opt for a helmet with a camera if you want.

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We had to sit in the back of a waggon sort of car to go up the side of the quarry to the zip wire, it was most defiantly a bumpy ride but the view was incredible when you got to the top. There was about 8 of us all together in a group which was perfect, there wasn’t really any waiting around at all. The zipwire was brilliant, little scary but such a rush, I will defiantly do it again.

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After having such an amazing day, we got back in the car to come home, I noticed the oil light was on so drove back to the main road and purchased oil from a garage and filled it up. Less than half hour down the road it came on again, so I topped it up with the oil I had left…. And BAM it came on again. Long story short there was an issue with the little part which was leaking oil, a lot of oil. We had to call AA, otherwise my engine would probably have exploded if all the oil drained. I called them about 6:30pm, it literally took 5 hours for them to send someone who was local to fix the problem.

Once this was fixed it was around 10:30pm, and still had a 4-hour drive home to look forward to, I assumed I would have been home by now and didn’t see the point in booking the next day off work. So, I ended up getting home around 2:30am, was such a long day. Incredible but I was exhausted, next time someone else can drive.

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Lifestyle, Travel

TRIP TO ROME!

Last year I went to Rome with my boyfriend and wanted to share my adventure with you.

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We went in August 2017 and it was boiling, for sightseeing it probably wasn’t the best time to go but never the less we had an amazing time. If I remember correctly we went for 5 days.

IMG_1965We stayed in Smooth Hotel, we spent our first night on the first floor, around the corner from reception. I didn’t have a good night’s sleep, I could hear people talking at the reception and the phone ringing. The next day I requested to be moved due to this and they moved us within the hour to the 5th floor. Customer service was brilliant, they couldn’t have been nicer about moving room. The room we moved to was nice, very clean and had a little balcony.

82227194Breakfast was included with our room and it was so nice. They had a big buffet of all different foods to cater for everyone. It was my boyfriend birthday while we were away and they brought out a cake with a candle with his breakfast, such a lovely gesture.

We decided to get a Roma Pass for 72 hour which cost just under 39 euros. This was basically a travel pass for 72 hours for the metro, buses and trams, which activates from the first time you use it. You also got entry into two museums fast track, we used it for the Colosseum and Castle de Angelo, not having to queue to get in was so nice especially with it being so hot. We also saved money on entry to other attraction too. I think the Roma pass is a great idea.

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I took so many pictures of all the amazing places we visited and all we got up to.

Castel de angelo

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Vatican City 

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Colosseum

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Trevi fountain

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Spanish steps 

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Pantheon 

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Bio Park

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