Blondie Wanderlust

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

How to Spend 72 Hours in Barcelona


It is no secret that I love Barcelona, it was my home for over a year and had been wanting to go back for a while. I was VERY lucky and won a three night stay at Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace (blog post to come soon).

We only had 72 hours in the city - which is not enough time by a long shot - however Barcelona is a great place for a weekend trip. You can see all the highlights and more in a whirlwind trip.

Make sure you take siestas as you may be walking around, unless you take the metro! The beautiful cosmopolitan city can be visited all year around and has some great shots for ya Insta - I also spent 17 euros on red tinted sunglasses cause they looked insta-worthy… embarrassing to some but i don’t care!

So if you want to see how you can spend 3 days in the most beautiful city in the world, keep reading!


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Visiting Amsterdam on a Budget

I’m a student, so believe me I tried to stick to my budget when I visited Amsterdam.

I knew the reputation that Amsterdam had for it’s prices in comparison to other cities in Europe, not necessarily the reputation but through word of mouth. But don’t be worried, it is VERY easy to see Amsterdam on a budget.
From accommodation to where to eat, there are plenty of places for you to enjoy Amsterdam whilst not breaking the bank!
If you need some advice from a gal who likes to budget, then keep on reading!


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Amsterdam Travel Tips: What You NEED To Know

If only I prepared...

If anyone knows me, they know that I love to organise anything in my life, I have got a to do list that keeps growing and I have to do these things or I wont sleep. 

When I went to Rome, I planned everyday and everything that I wanted to do. For Amsterdam, we did not plan a thing, we knew where we wanted to go but we didn't plan when to do it or what to expect. 

I think, by not preparing, we weren't ready for the things that we were shocked by. 


I found that I wasn't settled in Amsterdam until the last day because I didn't know what to expect. So read more if you want to know vital info and the myths that I was told! 


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Top 10 Things To Do in Amsterdam (Cultural and Weird)


What can I say, oh my goodness, this city has completely blown me away! I just spent 3 nights there with my best friend, and it was a well deserved break and got to travel around a new city.

After walking at least 15 miles in three days and surviving without any blisters, we visited the ultimate place to visit and had a few surprises along the way. 

I have over 200 photos on my phone, so can't show all of them to you, BUT I can compile a list of the places to visit if you have never been before.


Sunday, 21 January 2018

Cornwall's Beaches - Perranuthnoe

Hello everyone!

Despite spending my entire Christmas in Cornwall revising for my exams (which are now over), I did spend a lot of time on the beach. 

Despite the wind, Cornwall has the most beautiful beaches and having a dog in the family means many excuses to visit a beach every day. 

Newquay, Falmouth and St. Ives are amongst the most popular places to visit in Cornwall and of course, there's no questioning why! However, there is a hidden gem so close to St. Ives that visitors should take advantage of. 

I introduce you to .... Perranuthoe. 


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Hello 2018

Happy New Year!

I have been the WORST and writing for myself and for this blog, so writing more will be my resolution.

I don't personally like New Year's resolutions because I feel that you can change or do something new at any point in the year. I guess it's just coincidental timing that I've decided to start writing again during the new year.

2017 was the most incredible year for me and it still feels like a dream the fact that I lived in Spain and got to go to Rome and so many more memories.

I definitely lost my mojo when I came back from Barcelona, I knew it was going to happen, it's just taken a while for me to want me to get it back again.

This post will most likely, well...very likely will not be interesting or useful to anyone apart from myself! However, it's a start for me getting back into writing!

Enjoy x


Monday, 11 December 2017

Becoming Bilingual with Babbel

Hi, Hola, Ciao and Oi!

That is hello in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

I have been learning languages for 14 years now .... wow I feel so old! I started to learn Spanish in Year 3 in Primary School and continued it throughout college and have been continuing to speak it ever since (it came in handy when I moved to Spain).

The beginning of this year, sat in my cell block size of a bedroom in Barcelona, I gave myself a challenge. To learn Italian. I wanted a hobby, I fell in love with meeting people from different countries PLUS I had a trip booked to Rome in April.

I went onto the Babbel website, a website which I have known about for a while (Will explain later what Babbel is), and purchased a year subscription to study the language.

As of the 8th of December, I have completed Italian and now.... I am studying Portuguese with Babbel with another year subscription!

During college I always felt that most people just got languages and could remember everything just like that, and I felt that I wasn't one of those people. So using Babbel and being able to speak Italian shows how far I have come and how useful Babbel is.

Read below to learn more about this fab company!

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