The Grand Tour: Geneva

The Grand Tour: Geneva

To be honest Geneva was chosen as a stopping point. The cruise drops us off today in Barcelona and we head to Geneva. This is possibly our biggest travel day, the ship arrives in Barcelona at 9am and we arrive in Geneva at 10pm. Epic travel day!!! We are here for two days and probably the only thing that is really on my list to check out is CERN, otherwise we just plan to wander the streets and eat. When we were looking for accommodation we found things quite expensive but did manage to find a great loft space through Airbnb.

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The Grand Tour: Florence

The Grand Tour: Florence

As a stop on the cruise this is our, albeit very brief, opportunity to explore Tuscany. I do not know what it is about Tuscany but I have this mental image of a place with incredible light, it’s the light that I want to see. I am sure we will see plenty of that as we bus it out to the Tower of Pisa (do not judge me if I take one of those photos).

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The Grand Tour: Rome

The Grand Tour: Rome

I went to a Catholic School, even though I am not Catholic, and I studied ancient history at high school, so there was something drawing me to Rome. How fascinating to stand in a city that once ruled the world and now seems best known (at least where I am from) for pizza and pasta. We’ve booked a day tour which will visit some of Rome’s most significant landmarks of Christendom, of course including the Colosseum and the Vatican. What a wonderful way to spend the day.

Oh Rome, start making your own plans now

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The Grand Tour: Naples

Grand Tour goes to Naples

I don’t know much about Naples to be fair however it seems a charming Italian city so I am keen to explore. If we don’t find anything to look at there is always pizza to be eaten, proper authentic Italian pizza in Italy is absolutely on the bucket list. Oh and Richard will let me tiramisu for desert. Grab some inspiration for your own trip to Naples.

 

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The Grand Tour: Barcelona

We've arrived in Barcelona

Spain has always been on my travel wish list though we weren’t sure we would get here this trip. When we found a cruise that left from Barcelona we decided to spend a bit of time exploring the city. The architecture and the tapas are what attracted me to Spain, we have four days here before the cruise leaves so I feel there will be plenty of time for both.

There seems to be lots to do in Barcelona so we won’t get bored and lots of places to stay.

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The Grand Tour: Montpellier

staying in Montpellier

The original plan was to go directly from Paris to Barcelona after getting off the plane. When we looked into the trains however we realised that we would have to make two changes along the way. 27 hours of flying doesn’t make you the sharpest tool in the shed* so we figured rather than tackle that trip we would stop part way. We found a really cute place that has a fireplace and a terrace. We look forward to sleeping in, curling up by the fire and wandering around this city.

*am I being super Australian using that line?

Thinking of a visit to Montpellier get inspired and then try AirBNB for a place to say, that’s where we got our accommodation through.

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