Amsterdamage: Surviving the Red Light District and making it back to your hotel alive

Amsterdamage: Surviving the Red Light District and making it back to your hotel alive

Ah, Amsterdam! When you take the time to explore it, it's actually such a beautiful city. However, the cute little canals and buildings are not the reasons that many avid tourists come to Amsterdam each year. It's the incredible nightlife. Coincidentally, Amsterdam was the final leg on a 2 week Contiki tour I was doing [...]

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Why you should visit a Concentration camp when in Europe

Why you should visit a Concentration camp when in Europe

When I was planning my trip to Europe via a Contiki tour, I was looking for a tour that idealistically would allow me to see as much as I possibly could, in a short span of time. The tour I picked had it all. As I skimmed through the itinerary, one thing however, caught me off [...]

What I Learnt When In Rome (and Florence and Venice)

What I Learnt When In Rome (and Florence and Venice)

Italy; the home of fashion, cars, art and the most amazing food. I was lucky enough to visit this incredible country as the second stop of my European adventure. Although I didn't end up meeting a gorgeous lip-syncing Italian boy who'd drive me around Rome on his Vespa and sweep me off my feet, I [...]

A beginner’s guide to Paris;

A beginner’s guide to Paris;

Paris, or the 'City of Love' as it's more fondly known, usually ranks quite high on the avid traveller's list of places to visit, and rightly so. Stemming from a love of the movie 'Moulin Rouge', I yearned for the opportunity to travel to Paris and experience French culture for myself. For me, that opportunity came at the [...]