Savoir There

Savoir There

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15th June 2020 by Savoir There

My top 10 Sri Lanka travel tips

When I need a break from whatever life decides to throw at me, I have a habit of packing a bag and heading to a different part of Southeast Asia. I’ve explored The Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand and parts of Laos and Vietnam, and in late 2018 I chose to spend a whole month in Sri Lanka. I can tell you I did not regret it! So if you’re planning a trip to this tropical island in the Indian Ocean, check out my Sri Lanka travel tips to get more out of your time exploring a truly unforgettable...

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15th June 2020 by Savoir There

A guide to Murcia day trips: Best days out within 1 hour of Murcia City

Murcia’s recently opened Corvera airport has increased the budget flight options for holidaymakers heading to this part of Spain from across Europe. So, it’s never been easier to take a short break in Murcia city and explore this entire region of sunny South-Eastern Spain. So, if you plan to visit Murcia and want to sample some of the best Murcia day trips to the region’s stunning coastline, mountain terrain and historic towns, this guide will help....

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15th June 2020 by Savoir There

5 must do activities in Morocco for first timers

Being from a British Arabic speaking background myself, I’ve always favoured short breaks to Arab countries a bit more than the average English holiday maker. Something about the atmosphere, the warm hospitality, the delicious food and the general sense of home I get from these countries really appeals to me when booking breaks. As well as taking trips to Egypt and the UAE, as well as Tunisia in my time, I’ve been to Morocco on holiday more than once, and have particularly fond memories of...

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15th June 2020 by Savoir There

My favourite places In Lanzarote

Brits tend to think of the island of Lanzarote – and the Canary Islands as a whole – as an easy fly and flop destination. Most places in Lanzarote are synonymous with holidays rather than adventurous travel, and with days spent relaxing as opposed to exploring. But even though it may not be trendy to say it, I absolutely love Lanzarote – and not just for lying on the beach....

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15th June 2020 by Savoir There

The stylish way to brave Blackpool: An alternative weekend in Lancashire

A weekend break to Blackpool probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your head when you think of a stylish staycation, but I found that by combining a visit to the stunning Lancashire countryside with a side trip to the kitsch and cheesy seaside town that’s famous for ballroom dancing and bright lights, you can get the best of both worlds. I’ll be honest here and admit that it was only pure circumstance that led me to plan a weekend around the Blackpool area....

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29th January 2021 by Savoir There

Excursions by car in Mallorca: 6 unusual ideas

Brits love nothing more than a sunny summer holiday to the Balearic Islands. But unlike my fellow English travellers, I first fell in love with a sleepy off-season Ibiza long after the clubs had shut their doors and the crowds had vanished. I followed this with a couple of forrays to the even sleepier and smaller island of Menorca....

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29th January 2021 by Savoir There

5 days in Portugal: 5 places to go

My first ever post-university package holiday all by myself was to Portugal. I loved holidaying solo and both the concept of solo travel and Portugal itself have done nothing but grow on me over the years. In fact I’ve been visiting Portugal for decades, so when I realised I’ve now been on 5 separate visits to the Iberian Peninsula’s West coast nation (6 if you include the juice retreat detox holiday on The Algarve) I thought I’d put together a brief guide to my 5 top Portugal...

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29th January 2021 by Savoir There

Travel cures all ills – How Sri Lanka opened my mind to medical tourism

Iremember way back when the phrase medical tourism was first bandied about in the UK. To my mind it usually referred to people travelling to obscure Eastern European countries to have things like costly dental work and minor cosmetic procedures carried out at a fraction of the price that the same treatment would cost if done privately in the UK....

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29th January 2021 by Savoir There

How to do Ibiza off season

Ibiza’s beaches and laid-back vibe started to attract visitors in the 1960’s and Europe’s answer to California’s hippies flocked there, but since then the White Island’s reputation has been primarily one of clubbing and nightlife. But step away from the built-up resorts and bar action and visit off season when the clubs are closed and there is another Ibiza to discover, with pine tree-backed beaches, coastal walking trails and rural landscapes, dotted with charming villages and white...

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29th January 2021 by Savoir There

4 pretty random things I love about Portugal

I’ve mentioned this before, but it took me a couple of trips to really fall in love with Portugal. I’d already rented an apartment in the Algarve on my own in my early 20’s and tried a city break in Lisbon with a boyfriend in my 30’s before I really clicked with the country properly. After that though, things really turned around; I absolutely fell in love with river cruises and wine tasting in the Douro Valley, the fun and energetic city of Porto and the beauty and tranquility of the...

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29th January 2021 by Savoir There

5 cool things to do in Bologna (especially if you love food)

The university city of Bologna makes the perfect weekend setting for an the alfresco lesson in romantic architecture, multiple courses in amazing eats and an in-depth study of aperitivo culture. As well as being home to the oldest university in the world, Bologna is the birthplace of tortellini and ragu, and boasts the tallest medieval towers in Italy....

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26th January 2021 by Savoir There

Why I’ve decided to spend a month in Sri Lanka

I’ve been secretly planning my month in Sri Lanka for most of the year, but didn’t want to jinx it by saying anything out loud. Now I know it’s happening I can tell you my exciting news: I will be spending a whole month in Sri Lanka in October. This isn’t just any old trip to get a tan and take some nice photos – this will be, I hope, a totally transformative travel experience....