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June 8, 2015

5 tips to enjoy Tenerife on a budget

  Proud to welcome to the blog again, Ana Sofia, my other half and blogger at FromMadeiratoMars.com, to share some tips from our trip to Tenerife.  Tenerife was our family holiday destination, last year. We were looking for a sunny place with good food, entertainment, beaches to chill, mountains to walk, villages to explore plus […]

June 2, 2015

Tattva Design Hostel, Porto reviewed

  Great design. Location. A superb value Indian restaurant. Plus a rooftop terrace and bar. There’s a lot to love about Tattva Design Hostel.     Location The hostel has a great location, in the heart of Porto and the ‘world heritage’ protected area. All the main sights of Porto are within walking distance. Ribeira […]

April 29, 2015

Cheap eats guide to Berlin

    I met Paul in Madeira this summer. We bonded over our common passion for good food and entrepreneurship. He runs Cupidious.com , a dating and relationship blog and is based in Berlin. I’ve had a few requests for a cheap eats guide to Berlin so I was v.happy when he kindly obliged to write the guide […]

April 17, 2015

48 hours in the land of Pavarotti and Ferrari

‘One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.’  Luciano Pavarotti   One of the things I love about coming to Italy is to just eat. I eat like a pig and have no shame in telling […]

April 8, 2015

A free, self guided walking tour of Edinburgh

Two good friends of mine recently visited Edinburgh. For those of you unaware, Edinburgh was home for almost 10 years. I guess anywhere you live so long, it becomes part of your DNA. I love living in Madeira. I’ve met someone special here, the people are wonderful and the island is a beautiful place with […]

March 23, 2015

Vincent Van Gogh, in 40 pictures & 20 songs

Last week I turned 36. I am a year younger than when Vincent died. This year marks 125 years since his death: 30th July, 1890. As a treat, I turned my birthday week into a personal quest to find Vincent and had the lovely Sofia aka FromMadeiratoMars to help me.  Here is the story of my […]

March 20, 2015

Cheap Eats Guide to Madrid

By Sofia Vasconcelos   Last January, me and some friends spent a weekend in Madrid. As part of our trip we decided to go on the Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market tour from Madrid Food Tours In this tour, we were able to explore for about 3 hours , Madrid’s literary quarter. Price of the tour […]

November 27, 2014

Backpacking in style across Malta & Gozo: 21 tips

Malta I have gravely misunderstood you. Growing up in the UK, my image of you ( Thanks to Thomas Cook and a Place in the Sun ) has always been that of a package holiday destination. An island crammed with Brits looking for the holy trinity of sun, cheap beer and a sandy beach. Till […]

October 21, 2014

10 Budget tips for Krakow

    I’m huge fan of Krakow since visiting the city 3 years ago.  As this report from Merit proves,  Krakow remains one of Europe’s best value destinations with bunch of great savings to be found on accommodation ( great hostels ) plus on food, drink and transportation. It remains a city that I long […]

September 22, 2014

Backpacking in style across England: a 2 week itinerary

England. So much to see and yet so little time. It’s a question I’ve been asked many times by my readers. When is the best time to visit England? Where should I go in England? How much should I budget? Bus, train or car-what is the best way to explore England? Do you know any […]

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