Charlie, Distracted

Charlie, Distracted

The thing that always jumps out at me about Charlie, Distracted is the images. It's a visual feast! Charlie's excellent use of photography really helps to convey a cool travel vibe and puts the reader right into the action. As one of the UK's more intrepid travellers, the blog is particularly useful resource for those looking to go further on a budget.

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13th October 2019

Of course you do. A day trip to Sintra from Lisbon is, after all, one of the most well known excursions from the Portuguese capital city, thanks to the colourful facades of Pena Palace, but we’ll get to that in due course. I’m not here to give...

4th October 2019

Little Ljubljana, the tiny capital of teeny Slovenia packs a bigger punch than cities triple its size. A full day there doesn’t feel rushed and I was far from bored; there’s history, architecture and excellent food for an itinerary of wandering, and on a sunny Monday in September the crowds were thin on the ground too. Ljubljana was my gateway to a four-day road trip around Slovenia but thankfully, I’d made time to discover the city before picking up a car and setting...

12th September 2019

Despite some of the world’s most famous chefs coming from our little island, British cuisine seems to get a bit of a...

7th September 2019

I’d passed through Brussels Midi station four times without ever getting any further than one overpriced bar directly...

22nd August 2019

It was the street art that drew me to LX Factory, the regenerated 19th century industrial warehouse complex in the...

9th August 2019

There are certain tube stops that as a Londoner, you do your best to avoid, especially at the weekends. Piccadilly Circus is as mad as it’s name suggests, Green Park demands a fast pace and headphones on at full blast, and Covent Garden, well…it has too many stairs and no lift so take it from me, just risk Leicester Square and come out of exit 4 instead. Droves of tourists will pitch up at a London Bridge hotel* for their stay in the city because of the standard guide...

Updated 27th May 2019

In between a city centre and its nearest day trip neighbour, there’s the districts and boroughs of real people. We pass through on trains as we go from one obvious recommendation to another, or as we get a cab from the airport, but we don’t stop...

Updated 28th May 2019

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone...

Updated 24th May 2019

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is...

Updated 27th September 2019

I’ve never felt comfortable describing myself as a ‘foodie’. People start analysing where you last ate or...

1st January 2019

I’ve learned from my previous trip to Frankfurt that it’s not the most exciting of cities. Predominantly a financial hub, it comes to life when the Christmas market rocks into town, which wasn’t massively ideal for me considering I arrived a...

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