Destinations

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Amsterdam

Literally a rite of passage for any irresponsible young adult. So apart from the infamous Red Light District and coffee bars and weed muffins there is actually a lot more to Amsterdam, (the area is called De Wallen and you can get the underground to Nieuwmarkt station just in case you want to go there). There are a lot of museums to visit as well as bars and cafes to explore. Great thing about Amsterdam is that literally everyone speaks English so my Dutch phrase book was as useless as my pronunciation of their language.

Barcelona

Barca always on the list, a great city with (sun) a rich history and a great culture. Decided to go in December as a birthday treat. It started to go wrong when my friend decided to buy two bottles of Prosecco for our journey on the plane. Ryanair – (easily the most uncomfortable plane seat ever) so downed the drink on an empty stomach. By the time we landed I was a little fragile especially when having to go down the stairs and trying to concentrate with blazing sunshine head on.

Berlin

Took a night flight to Berlin Tegel and it is not an impressive sight but onwards, got in a taxi and my driver was making small talk in broken English but I will always remember the quote of the evening “Munchen is racist, but Berlin is Multi-Kulti”. I came to Berlin simply wanting a break from London and I heard that it was an edgy, arty, trendy type of place with a long history. I had also recently finished Neil MacGregor’s Germany – Memories of a Nation,so I was brushed up on my GCSE German and was ready for the city in the

Bilbao

An unexpected surprise. At a friend’s suggestion we ended travelling to Bilbao mainly to see Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum. All I knew about the Basque country was through their campaign for autonomy in the 1980s and ETA being deemed a terror group…one man’s hero is another’s.

We arrived at the airport which is a modern edificice designed by Calatrava.We took the airport bus into the centre of town (Moyua station) and walked to

Porto

Literally a rite of passage for any irresponsible young adult. So apart from the infamous Red Light District and coffee bars and weed muffins there is actually a lot more to Amsterdam, (the area is called De Wallen and you can get the underground to Nieuwmarkt station just in case you want to go there). There are a lot of museums to visit as well as bars and cafes to explore. Great thing about Amsterdam is that literally everyone speaks English so my Dutch phrase book was as useless as my pronunciation of their language.Obvious musts are the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum (a bit of a meat market) and the Stedelijk Museums. Be ready to spend some time in all.