Where have all the penises gone in Rome?!

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I was lucky enough for Christmas to receive the gift of a trip to Rome from my boyfriend. We had a great few days in Rome (despite the torrential rain) but one thing that we started to question as we toured the museums, is where did all the penises go?! Some of the statues used a leaf to cover their dignity however some seemed to have their penis sliced off completely. One of our first theories was that the penis had fallen off during transit to the museum, since the testicles still remained in tack, however we soon disregarded this theory when we realised how many statues were missing this vital body part. Read more

Frozen Lake Baikal, Russia

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Lake Baikal situated near Irkutsk in Russia, is the perfect stopover on the transiberian railway. We opted to take a trip and stay on Olkhon island which is easily accessible from Irkutsk, in order to see the greatest fresh water lake in the world. It was declared a world heritage site back in 1996, and is certainly worth a visit in both summer and winter. Apparently in summer, swimming can give you vertigo due to the depth of the lake.
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A Magical Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

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My friend and I rang in the bells for New Year in Munich, Germany this year. On top of both our to do lists whilst in Germany, was to visit the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle-Neuschwanstein. Situated in Barvaria, the castle is easily accessible from Munich. There are two different options for visiting the castle, the first being an organised tour and the second being the ‘do it yourself’ method.
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Where to go for New Year!

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The New Year is fast approaching, and it may seem too late to make plans, but do not fear there are still some cheap deals available out there. With so many different countries celebrating the New Year in style, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose the best place. Here is a list of the best places in Europe to spend New Year and some suggestions on how to do it on a budget!
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Iceland for New Year

One of the best New Years I have had, has to be Iceland! Having spotted the deal on holidaypirates, myself and my friend instantly booked-never realising we would end up with a big group of friends coming with us! Having such a big group of my friends there, certainly helped in making it such a memorable New Year, however I do think even with a couple of people-you can make Iceland a New Year to remember. Read more

Three Days in Budapest


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I now consider Budapest, Hungary my second home, however making time to visit Budapest and fit in trips to see the rest of the world has been getting more difficult with work commitments. Budapest for a long weekend therefore seemed like a good idea and thankfully for me my friend Ashley and my boyfriend Ian were up for the trip. It really is quite surprising what you can fit into such a short space of time. We arrived late on the Friday night (around 7pm), and departed on the Tuesday, which left us only 3 full days. If you are looking for a cheap city break-this really is the one for you and here is how you can easily fit everything into a three day itinerary.
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We often forget how beautiful the UK can be!

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Unfortunately in the UK we get far too used to bad weather, and adapting our weekend activities so we can stay indoors. Last weekend however I was lucky enough to experience a new part of the UK, and enjoy glorious sunshine as well! Read more

Surfing

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I recently tried surfing for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It was something I had meant to try whilst in Australia, but due to a leg infection, I was unable to do so. Surfing in Scotland wasn’t something I had quite imagined for my first time, I had expected to try it somewhere a bit more exotic like Australia or Hawaii. The experience however was probably just as enjoyable as trying it in a sunnier climate. We were lucky to get a good day for our trip, and once we had our wetsuits on, you couldn’t tell we were in a much colder climate!

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The Best Festival In Europe!

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Looking for a festival to attend this summer? Then head to Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary! I first attended this festival 9 years ago, and although it has changed a lot over the years, I still love going back! The great thing about Sziget festival is that it’s not all just about the bands, although they do make it even more amazing. The atmosphere and the people that go to Sziget really make it what it is, along with all the different events and attractions dotted around the island.

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