KAVOS 2017

A few months ago my best friend and I spontaneously booked a 5-day holiday to Kavos, Greece, for some well-needed relaxation and to let ourselves go with a couple (maybe more) cocktails by our side.

I personally have always wanted to do a classic ‘girl’s holiday’. They looked fun and wild. Well I definitely wasn’t wrong. I’ll tell you why..

We landed in Corfu, about an hour from Kavos and was greeted off the plane with a blast of hot wind. That’s definitely the most satisfying thing going abroad; leaving the mundane weather behind. We then arrived at our hotel at midnight. We stayed in a studio that was mediocre at best. But hey! it was all part of the experience.

We then immediately hit the strip. This was something i’d never experienced before. If you’re unaware of what a strip is, it is a long road filled with clubs and bars on either side. After having copious amounts of cocktails and shots, we were ready to hit the bars!

Doing this for 5 days consecutively does get absolutely knackering, but I had an absolute blast. There was always something going on, day and night. Be it boat parties, paint parties, pool parties, all the different variations of parties, I did and had the best time.

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The beaches in Kavos were actually very nice too. Most days we would normally sun-bathe around the pool; however, a dip in the sea every few hours felt so good!

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We stayed in a ‘party hotel’ which meant that there was always something going on 24/7 and the pool was always manic.

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All in all I had an AMAZING time, despite it being extremely exhausting, I had the best time and made lots of friends in the process! (we may be in the process of booking Ayia Napa for next year).

Have you ever been on a mad holiday before?

Much Love,

Ellen Grace xo

72 HOURS IN ROME: TIPS AND TRICKS

During the summer of 2016, (I know it seems like a lifetime ago) I visited Italy, Rome, for the first time.

Whilst I was flicking through my photos one dull evening, I realised that I should share the beauty of Rome and what my boyfriend and I got up to during our 72 hour stay in Rome.

Firstly, the views in Rome are outstanding; particularly from Palatine Hill, although it is fairly steep and pretty much exhausted me. It’s located next to the Roman Forum, and only a short walk from the Colosseum.

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The next major tourist attraction that we HAD to visit was, of course, the Colosseum, and I was not disappointed. We bought our tickets at a box office just a short walk away from the Colosseum which was for both the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum, this also included a tour guide in the Colosseum too. I would definitely recommend doing it this way as it was cheaper, plus we skipped a massive queue at the Colosseum and instead walked straight in.

The tour guide was excellent too. The information she told all of us was incredible, and made the experience a lot more fulfilling!

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Another huge ‘to do’ when in Rome is to visit Trevi Fountain. This was one of the most incredible experiences ever. We went at night time because we thought it would be less busy. We were wrong. Trevi fountain is always packed; however, this didn’t spoil the magic of it.

(Excuse the soppy picture!)

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Vatican City is A MUST! Be careful though, you need to have your shoulders and knees covered to enter. We didn’t realise this and so had to buy tragic ‘Roma’ scarfs and wrap them around us in 35 degree weather. Such a rookie mistake!

However it didn’t stop us from having a great time. Another recommendation is finding a tour guide before you enter,¬†luckily enough, we saw on Trip Advisor recommendations of which tour guide company to go with, and we were not disappointed. They were easy to find as there are lots of men walking around with signs. It’s fairly expensive but it meant we skipped queues that were hours long, and we had priority access to a lot more other perks.

Plus, our tour guide was hilarious and extremely informative!

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Finally, a major perk to this short break was the food!

I recommend eating in places that are further away from the centre of main attractions as the prices are a lot more expensive there. Instead, go to little back streets a few minutes away from tourist-based areas, as they still serve the same great quality food but at half the price!

Plus, if you go, definitely try the Gelato. As you can see, they have an extensive range of flavours which makes it almost impossible to pick!

Heres a few snaps of what we ate

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Have you got anymore tips and tricks to make the perfect city break?

Much Love,

Ellen Grace x

MY FIRST ENDEAVOUR IN SKIING

So my boyfriend is currently loving life in the alps somewhere in France, whilst I’m sat on my bed in Hampshire attempting to do an essay, reminiscing on that time I fell over so badly mid-skiing I started crying (not embarrassing at all)

He’s currently doing a ski season, so last Sunday I jetted off to see him! We went five weeks without seeing each other and my gosh it was hard. Going from seeing each other pretty much everyday and booking spontaneous holidays, to very little contact for over a month is something I was not prepared for.

I travelled by myself from Gatwick airport to Grenoble and I felt so accomplished I did it all by myself! (Apart from crying at Gatwick when I saw my mum and dad when I came home) But at least I didn’t lose my suitcase, right?

Whilst I was over there I caught the best snapshots – Skiing really is such a beautiful sport. I mean I was on the nursery slopes for about three days, but even during then I could not help but compliment the amazing views every five minutes. However, when I did actually go further than 2 metres off the ground, the views were even more spectacular!

Here a few shots I managed to get in between falling over and making a tit of myself! skiing-5skiing-4skiing-3skiingskiing-7

Being in this kind of environment for a whole week was just amazing; where there was a constant supply of snow and amazing alps with a bright sunshine beaming down on you whilst you ski all day…. It’s a tiny bit different to rainy, grey, dissapointing England.

What’s your favourite thing about the snow?

Much Love,

Ellen Grace X