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    Exploring Manchester Northern Quarter

    This is the year when I start doing instead of saying or thinking “I should”. I have been thinking and saying for a long while that I should go back to Manchester for a day out. In January, I just went after deciding a couple of days before! It was a fabulous day! I love exploring on my own but also got a chance to catch up with lovely Gina, who lives there. Manchester is huge but it’s only really the Northern Quarter I’m interested in hanging out in when there. For a days visit, there’s plenty to do in this part of the city. I arrived around 10ish am…

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    An Activity Packed Paris Weekend Break

    Paris! When I was younger I didn’t have any interest in going to the French capital but as I’ve matured, the city of romance, fashion and culture has intrigued me and I can finally say that I’ve been. When a work colleague decided to move back to Paris, Charlotte and I said we’d soon go visit. It could have been one of those things you just say but we actually made it happen. Flights from Leeds run daily and we found, many thanks to Jet 2*, the perfect Paris weekend break. We flew out on Thursday afternoon from Leeds and came back from Paris Sunday afternoon, with enough time to…

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    Doing Amsterdam in Six Hours

    You know you’re in Amsterdam when the first thing you see are picturesque canal views and randomly walk past inappropriate window displays. I love this city! Mainly for the architecture, such pretty buildin, but also because of all the canals. Cities with lots of water are the best! The whole laid back culture and trendy fashion scene also bring loads of character. As you know from my previous post, I went on a mini cruise to Amsterdam with P&O Ferries and Bonkers Bingo. We only had six hours in total to explore this wonderful city. We managed to fit in a lot to be honest so it was a well…

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    Where to Eat in Dublin

    I don’t think Dublin is known for its food culture so I didn’t have any specific dishes I wanted to try prior to going. I was pleasantly surprised to learn they eat a lot of seafood, which I love. Thinking about it now, it makes perfect sense as it’s a seaside city. Here’s my favourite eats from Dublin. Crabby Jo’s Again, I can’t recommend going to Howth enough if you’re ever in Dublin. If you like the seaside and seafood this is the perfect spot. Along the harbour all the fisherman’s restaurants are lined up. Unfortunately, VERY pricey but what can you expect when it’s fresh fish? As much as…

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    5 Musts When Visiting Dublin

    A week ago, I went to meet up with my mum in Dublin for three full days of exploring. The first day was quite dull and it rained a lot but we still had a nice time. The following two days were gorgeous with the sun being out most of the time which made for more outdoor exploring and seaside adventures. After spending a couple of days in Dublin I’m not an expert but here are my five musts if you ever go. Explore Howth The highlight of our Dublin visit was venturing out to Howth, a small fishing village half an hour or so outside of the city. There…