The Scrapbook of Life

Michelle is a UK based travel blogger with a particular passion for Europe and Asia. In her blog, The Scrapbook of Life, you'll find detailed posts documenting her travels through countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia as well as destinations closer to home. We particularly like her thorough cost breakdowns, which prove that exotic travel doesn't have to break the bank!

The Scrapbook of Life

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16th May 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Four Waterfalls Walk Brecon Beacons – A complete guide, FAQs + tips

Located in the south of the Brecon Beacons National Park in what is ironically coined as Waterfall Country, the Four Falls trail is probably one of the best waterfall walks in Wales! If you are someone who is drawn to water and bewitched by it cascading over ledges, then this walk is for you! Much of the trail passes through woodland, alongside rivers and around steep gorges, and it will take you to the following 4 waterfalls – Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr and...

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3rd May 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Marmaris excursions – 7 very best day trips from Marmaris, Turkey

Surrounded by forested mountains and lapped by clear waters, Marmaris is one of the most walkable cities in Europe and best summer city break destinations, located in the southwest of Turkey. A hotspot for water sports lovers, sun worshippers and sightseers alike, there are many wonderful things to do in Marmaris, but the popular port resort is also perfectly situated to see more of what Turkey has to offer. To date, I’ve been to Marmaris twice and on each occasion I have exploited this by...

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18th April 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

9 most scenic routes in Scotland – Best roads In the Scottish Highlands

The scenery in the Scottish Highlands is so utterly enchanting that in my humble opinion it is one of the most unique places to visit in Europe. For this reason, it would be difficult to pick just one scenic route to answer this question. There are many wonderful roads in Scotland which meander around intimidatingly tall mountains and lochs which are like sheets of glass (on still days), and each of them are special in their own way. After visiting the Highlands more times than I’ve had hot...

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4th April 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur by train – A step by step guide

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and place of extreme sacredness for the Hindu community, Batu Caves consist of four limestone caves which are said to date back to 400 million years ago. But perhaps the most iconic feature of Batu Caves which is seen on travel guides and brochures worldwide is the 140ft gold-coloured statue of Lord Murugan which sits at the entrance to the main cave. I visited Batu Caves as part of my 3 week itinerary for Singapore, Malaysia and Bali, and have created this step by...

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21st March 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

10+ things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Germany’s fairytale town

The fairytale town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most beautiful small towns in Germany and one of Europe’s unique places to visit. Located in the state of Bavaria, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is world-renowned for its perfectly-preserved medieval old town (altstadt) and given its enchanting beauty, is a strong contender for any European bucket list. Encased inside historic walls which are dotted with high and mighty towers, the old town is paved with cobble-stone streets and...

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7th March 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

10+ useful Scotland travel tips + one you won’t have already read

So you’re off to Scotland? Congratulations! I’m excited for you, because you will find some of the prettiest places there. I’ve been visiting year-in-year-out since well before I could walk and talk. It has been a firm family favourite holiday destination for yonks, and the mountains, lochs, waterfalls and towns hold many precious memories for me. After so many trips, the Scottish Highlands has come to feel a bit like my second home, and I want to share with you some of the 11 must-know...

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7th February 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

9 very best things to do in Zadar, Croatia

A historic port and peninsula city, Zadar is located on the Adriatic Sea and is one of the most walkable cities in Europe. Perhaps lesser known and more sedate than Dubrovnik and Split, Zadar is home to a unique Romanesque old town, much of which is pedestrianised. A maze of quaint lanes, narrow streets and sociable squares, Zadar is a marble-paved city where the old remnants of the Roman era charmingly intertwine with modern Dalmatian life. One of the best summer city break destinations in...

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24th January 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

2 weeks in Vietnam itinerary [North To South] + how much it costs

The land of chaotic cities, ornate temples, rich history and culture, beautiful beaches, egg coffee and bowls of Pho, lush-green jungle, limestone karsts and serene rice paddies. It had long been high up on my bucket list, and when I got the chance to spend 2 weeks in Vietnam one March it was a done deal. I spent a lot of time scrupulously researching and planning how to spend my time there, so I could get the best out of my 2 week Vietnam trip. And now I want to share with you my tried and...

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1st November 2021 by The Scrapbook of Life

Getting from Wroclaw Airport to city centre using public bus No. 106

One of the most enchanting Christmas city break destinations and unique places to visit in Europe, Wroclaw is a charming city located in western Poland along the Odra River. Dotted with spires, bars, and cobble-stoned squares, this Polish gem may not be as popular as its well-loved neighbour Krakow but nevertheless it offers an abundance of things to do and is home to one of the most underrated Christmas Markets in Europe! So if you’re planning a weekend getaway to Wroclaw and are left...

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18th October 2021 by The Scrapbook of Life

3 days in Budapest – The very best itinerary + how much it costs

Located on the banks of the mighty Danube River, Budapest is fast becoming one of the most popular city breaks in Eastern Europe. Rivalling well-loved neighbours like Prague and Krakow, the Hungarian capital boasts an eclectic array of architecture, a vibrant nightlife and a photogenic skyline. With a whole bunch of things to do, a few days Budapest makes for the ideal short getaway no matter what you’re looking for. So to help you see some of the best bits, I am sharing my perfect 3 day...

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4th October 2021 by The Scrapbook of Life

9 very best places to visit in Vietnam on any trip

Vietnam is a diverse country full of bustling cities, historic towns, lush-green jungles, unspoiled beaches, ancient temples, and some truly breathtaking natural landscapes (and the list could go on). From experience, I know how hard it can be to narrow down the must-see places to visit in Vietnam into some sort of organised Vietnam itinerary. So to help you pick which places make the cut, I’ve composed a list of 9 of the absolute best places to visit in Vietnam on any trip, so you don’t...

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6th September 2021 by The Scrapbook of Life

How to get from Split airport to Split centre via airport shuttle bus

A highly sought after European summer city break destination, there are various transport options for how to get from Split Airport to Split city centre. Taxi, private Split Airport transfers, local bus, Uber, and even catamaran are all possibilities, but in this blog post I will explore how to get from Split Airport to Split city centre (and vice versa) using the airport shuttle bus operated by Pleso Prijevoz. After much research, this seemed to be the best option for budget, time and...