Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Where Can I Stay In Southern Turkey?

Turkey is a huge country and there are so many holiday resorts to visit. Turkey has become popular again over the past year after a decline in tourism affected the country. Although the Aegean coast is more popular with the English people, holiday resorts on the Mediterranian coast are becoming more and more popular with the English, despite being primarily popular for tourists from Germany and Russia. I visit Antalya on the Mediterranean coast because I like the different nationalities that go there. With more English people going to the Mediterranean coast, I thought I would share the best resorts to visit.

Monday, 11 June 2018

What Should I Pack For A Backpacking Holiday?

When you decide to go on a backpacking holiday, you often have to think about how heavy your bag is going to be because you will be carrying it around a lot of the time. Also if you're going by plane, there is usually a 15 or 20kg weight limit to think about. If you're going somewhere that's hot, carrying a heavy rucksack is not ideal because you're going to sweat. When you pack your bag, make sure you pack it sensibly. Put heavy bits in the bottom and lighter stuff that you might need as you travel at the top.

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Friday, 8 June 2018

What Is The Best Way To Travel As A Backpacker?

 So this year you fancy giving backpacking again for your holiday? I did it last year with Tilly and it was the best most economical holiday I've ever been on because we went away for nearly a month and it cost us less than the price of a package holiday at the height of the summer. I know that a backpacking holiday can seem quite daunting to start with, but it really is easy there just a few things that you need to take into consideration and this is where I'm here to help and today we will be talking about plans to make when you first decide to go on a backpacking holiday. How you're going to travel is one of the most important things to think about because you want to be safe as well as stay within your budget. There are a few things you need to consider when you are backpacking too like the weight of your luggage as most planes have a weight limit and you don't want to pay extra with the luggage. Also, think about whether you want to book all the travel in advance or if you are going to buy it as you travel. Buying it all in advance restricts you to times and places, but if you pay as you go along, you end up paying more but you can make the journey up as you go along.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Can You Visit Istanbul In A Day?

 Whilst we were on holiday in Antalya Turkey. We had a day trip to Istanbul, with Pegasus airlines. This was a huge task because it meant getting Tilly up at 4am. Transfers from hotel to the airport were booked through Pegasus too, but in all honesty, they were quite rubbish they turned up 35 minutes late to take us to the airport which meant we only had about an hour to go through security find our gate and get on the plane.


When I told people I was going to Istanbul for a day they looked at me as if I was mad or crazy, they told me that Istanbul can’t be done in a day. So was I crazy? Was I, in fact, wasting a whole day just on travelling to get to a place where I would only spend seven hours visiting tourist attractions and getting some shopping in at the Grand Bazaar.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Swim Wear And Beach Wear For A Trip To Turkey

Recently we went to Turkey for a 12 day holiday. It was fantastic and the weather hit 35/36 degrees. Something that is never heard of in England! We had a fab time but it was made even more special with the beachwear that we took with us from Simply Beach and Simply Swim.

Everyone wants nice stuff to go on holiday with and this is a round-up post, but I will add the link to the full posts on my lifestyle blog www.misstillyandme.co.uk.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

12 Things For Kids To Do At Alba Queen Hotel, Antalya

I had only ever stayed in the Alba Queen with a friend of mine for a girls holiday, so when I took Tilly it was a completely different experience! I wasn't 100% sure if there would be enough to keep her occupied for 12 days, but there actually was, and in fact, she said that there were things that she didn't get round to doing. I had stayed at the Alba Resort before, the sister hotel that is two hotels down, but felt that the queen had a better kids facilities and the position of the kids club was in front of the pool, where she could get to it without going out of my eye line.

So what was she able to do whilst she was on holiday to keep her occupied?

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

A Visit To Madrid

Thankyou to Marta for her lovely guest post on the blog today. Marta works in Social Media fora living and for fun. Citizen Marta is her project of travel and lifestyle blog.
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First time travelling to Madrid? Don't panic. Here you have a guide to first-time travellers to Madrid, starting with the basics and covering all the places only locals know.

Arriving in Madrid and moving around

Most of you would be arriving at Madrid Adolfo Suarez Barajas. From there, you can take the underground, Metro, to practically everywhere in town, buses (not the best choice, if you don't want to be stuck in traffic) or train, called Cercanias (terminal 4, but a free bus connects all terminals), which connects you with Madrid and surroundings. Madrid is also well connected by train, coach and road, may you want to make it part of a longer trip through Spain.