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Manchester Nightlife Guide: Tips from a Local

To say that the nightlife in Manchester is legendary would not be overstating it, and in this  detailed post I will try to explain why, before sharing a few of my top tips on Manchester nightlife. But first, why Manchester is significant to me? Firstly, Manchester is pretty much my home city. I grew up in […]

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Gluttony in Galway, Ireland

Galway is brilliant. And I never saw it coming. My Dad and I booked our trip to Ireland on a whim, electing to include the country’s most historic port city in our itinerary just a day before we left the UK. What an excellent decision that turned out to be. Although we only spent two nights, that was all […]

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belgrade nightlife

A Night Out In Belgrade

Belgrade is a city whose reputation has always preceded it, for reasons good and bad. In recent years though, the Serbian capital has well and truly extinguished any war redolent ambers there may still have been, earning itself accolades from the likes of The Times and Lonely Planet, who named it the top party city […]

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Baroque not broke in Ljubljana, Slovenia

“Sorry, could you say that again please?” “Ljubljana” “Right. How do you spell it?” “L, J, U, B, L, J–“ “–woah woah woah. Sorry what? ‘Ler–jub–li–jana’?” “Never mind” That was three years ago. THREE YEARS. At 22, I’d never even bothered to learn the name of Slovenia’s capital, and there I was thoroughly embarrassing myself […]

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croatia, hvar

The Dalmatian Coast (Part Two): Split, Hvar and Other Islands

Some see Split as a mere terminal to its neighbouring network of paradise islands. Let me assure you, it is not. This city is the cultural hub of Croatia, and offers a matchless combination of hedonism and historical discovery. If you’ll pardon the unfortunate addition of bleak and unsightly apartment blocks that now occupy the central […]

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edinburgh castle, edinburgh, hogmanay

Hogmanay: The Best New Year’s Shindig. Ever.

New Year’s Eve, until a few days ago, had been in my view the single most overrated party of the calendar year. I resented planning for it, but knew that if I didn’t do something fun and outlandish then I would be considered a scrooge. Despite this planning, it invariably seemed to pan out the […]

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