Monday 30 November 2015

Everyone seems to have been bit by the travel bug lately, our generation definitely seem to be travelling more and younger than my parents or grandparents did (I guess due to the fact sites such as groupon, skyskanner and airbnb weren't around then). On the other side of the spectrum, there are people wanting to travel but insist they don't have the money for it, when realistically a return trip to Amsterdam can cost you the same as going to see your mate Andy in Newcastle to drown your self in Jäger bombs and kebabs. Check out my inexpensive trip recommendations below!

1. Germany

Flights to cities in Germany can be as cheap as £20, especially in the spring time! Or why not head to an actual german market in December and fill up on mulled wine and bratwursts. Check out the
Romantic Road" in south Germany, explore the Dusseldorf "Altstadt" (old town), the famous Berlin Wall or experience the fun-filled Oktoberfest!

Cities of Interest: Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Munch. 

2. Hungary

Budapest is beautiful, but Hungary also has a lot more to offer as a country. Visit the Esztergom overlooking Slovakia on the other side of the Danube, Aggtelek the largest cave system in Central Europe which also leads you to Slovakia underground, the vintage town of Szentendre, the Budapest spas, or if you like your EDM music check out the Sziget festival on the island of Danube!

Cities of Interest: Budapest, Debresen, Pecs, Szeged. 

3. Poland

Poland is full of things to explore, and at £22 for a return flight it would be stupid to miss out on! From the Wieliczka Salt Mine to the Malbork Castle there's plenty to see and do. Visit the old town of Krakow, the Lazienki Park or the Książ Castle.

Cities of Interest: Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, Posnan. 

4. Finland 

Christmas time is probably the coldest and most enjoyable time to visit this country. Drive a husky dog team, Feast on Piian Livakka, ia local delicacy made from vodka and Nordic berries (like the sound of this already), try ice floating in the icy waters of Lake Yllasjarvi in the Arctic Circle, stay in a glass igloo, or of course, head to Finland in February to see the spectacular Northern Lights!

Cities of Interest: Helsinki, Ivalo - the others are expensive AF. 

5. Netherlands 

Of course this list couldn't be complete without mentioning Amsterdam (and Rotterdam). There's a lot more to do than getting high and visiting the red light district, which a lot of young tourists seem to be losing site of. Have a picnic in the Vondelpark, see great dutch art at the Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, visit the Anne Frank Museum, the Tulip Fields in Spring, and after all that, then you can get high legally at one of their many cafe's.

Cities of Interest: Amsterdam, Rotterdam

Where are you planning your next escape to?

♡ GS ♡


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