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The Château de La Chèvre d’Or

After a short journey from Mougins, we arrived in Èze and the place of our next hotel – The Château de La Chèvre d’Or. Èze is a medieval village that sits snugly between Nice and Monaco. It is here that the hotel perches, quite literally hanging off a cliff-top, with the Mediterranean sea sparkling away beneath it. However, what makes Chèvre d’Or so unique is that it…

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Welcome to Les Rosees

After a short flight from London (I did nothing other than stare at my hands and give myself a tension headache), we finally arrived in the South of France. Hurray! We’ve been waiting to visit the French Riviera for a long time. Our trip was split into two parts. The first half being spent in the countryside outside Cannes, in a small village called Mougins.…

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Chocolate and Budapest

One freezing evening in Budapest, we decided to look for somewhere to warm our fingers and toes. After a little wandering (Laura had hurt her foot a few days before, so the wandering was very slow) we found ourselves in a very tiny chocolate shop called Aztek Choxolat. This cosy little chocolate shop is tucked away in a side street and is utterly unassuming. Inside, however,…

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Like Rome? Like tea? Like cats? Say No More….

One afternoon in Rome, we were wandering around the Spanish Steps in the Piazza di Spagna, inhaling gelato on an hourly basis and generally enjoying the sunshine. Life was pretty good. But, as I think is quite the norm for Rome in the summer, the sun lost his hat and the storm clouds rolled in. It started to rain. Torrentially. We made a run for…

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The Maldives

Whereas Claire prefers an educated city-break, I (Laura) adore a tropical holiday. Sand, blue skies and turquoise water makes me almost tearful with joy. So when I eventually arranged to visit the Maldives, I was ecstatic, As ever, I TripAdvised the hell out of where we were staying, assuming that everyone would conclude the Maldives is a little piece of heaven. I was wrong. I came…

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If There’s One Place You Have to Go in Venice…

I  would say this is more of a demand than a suggestion, but if you’re heading off to Venice soon, you must go to Burano island! Forget standing in a long, sweaty queue with 3,000 school children waiting to see Basilica di San Marco, or having that over-priced, slightly awkward gondola ride.  If you’re in Venice, jump on a ferry and get yourself to Burano island,…

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What makes a traveller?

We love to travel and are voracious readers of travel blogs. We like to read about the adventures and experiences of this growing breed of  individuals; those lucky sorts who have well and truly seized the day and are courageously wandering the globe alone, with just a Go-Pro and Instagram account. These people are who we previously considered to be ‘real’ travellers. They haven’t been…

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