Natures Spa: the Mexican Cenotes

dsc03791For once in my life, I arrived in a new country with my travel plans were entirely in someone else’s hands. And we really did jump into the deep end at the start of this trip… literally, at least. Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about taking the Bucharest – Budapest overnight train.

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My three berth cabin with the middle bed folded down to create a day sofa.

You must reserve your place on the overnight train between Bucharest and Budapest, and there are several options. There are seats, a money-saving 6 berth cabin, or 1, 2 and 3 bed compartments. Out of these I’d definitely say don’t get a seat (you’ll get little to no sleep) and recommend the bed compartments. These are more secure, and they have access to more facilities, compared to the 6 berth cabins.

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5 days in Bucharest, part 2

img_20160911_164848.jpgWithout realising, I’ve managed to time my trip with the Bucharest Music and Film festival. The lovely friend I’m staying with, Andreea, plays in an orchestra, so naturally we’ve been to a few shows, which was so much fun. The first event we went to was an open air concert, featuring a full orchestra playing famous film soundtracks live. The second event was a night full of famous Romanian pop songs, which Andreea played in. I literally had no clue what was happening at any point, but I was surrounded by new friends and it was hilarious so it was all good, and after we stayed out in the Old Town til the early hours (I’m feeling the consequences of that now). Continue reading