6 Tips To Make The Most of Florence

I’m so excited to share with you guys a new article I wrote for We Are Travel Girls! I visited Florence months ago but now I can finally share with you all my tips and tricks to making the most out of this beautiful, wonderful city. Take a look at the article below…

“Florence is a magnificent city, full of history and charm. There is so much to see that it can be overwhelming to decide what things to do whilst you are visiting. In this post we share 6 top tips to help you make the most of your time in Florence. These pieces of advice will help you to savour and enjoy the beauty of Florence and never want to leave!

  1. Avoid the Gelato Mountains

One of the most useful tips I learnt while in Florence was how to find the best gelato. Walking around the city centre you are lured by window-front gelaterias with high piled mountains of gelato but don’t be fooled. I learnt from a local that these fancy ‘ice cream mountains’ aren’t real gelato.

In fact, the best gelato melts because it is fresh and doesn’t have preservatives that allow it to be moulded that high. Look for the gelaterias where the ice cream is away from the window, and in modest tubs; that is the best stuff. My personal favourites are the ‘Antica Gelateria Fiorentina’ near the city centre and ‘Gelateria della Passera’ on the Santo Spirito side of the Ponte Vecchio.”

To read the rest of the article, check it out here! Have any of you been to Florence? What was your favourite part of the city? I’d love to know xx

 

 

 

An Adventurer’s Guide to Cartagena: Where to Explore

Last but not least here is the ultimate section of my 3-part travel guide to Cartagena! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’ve loved writing it and if you have any questions/comments about Cartagena, or travel in general, comment below, I’d love to talk with you all more!

“The city of Cartagena is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can do during your stay, a whole world of rainforest hikes, hidden beaches, underwater wonders and more await you just outside the city limits!

I could go on and on about where to explore in Cartagena so I am going to focus on the two best experiences I had: Baru Island and Fenix Beach Club! My Baru Island day tour with Taroa Adventures was easily the highlight of my time in the Cartagena. I was lucky enough to have my own private tour and we started the trip by spending the morning in the seaside town of Baru, walking around, meeting the locals and learning about their traditions and culture (including a live traditional music performance). We then took a boat ride through beautiful mangrove forests to a picturesque local beach with white sand and aquamarine waters where we ate a lunch of fresh fish and relaxed for the afternoon.”

Read the rest of the article here on The National Student! Happy Sunday and stay tuned for posts about Peru and other adventures xx  

An Adventurer’s Guide to Cartagena: What to Eat

The second section of my 3-part guide to Cartagena is now up on the National Student! Get a taste of my recommendations for South America’s culinary capital below…

“Cartagena is a foodie’s paradise (or really, anyone who enjoys eating) and it is as affordable as it is delicious. Seafood is the city’s speciality (Ceviche is the iconic dish) but really you can’t go wrong whatever you eat. Cartagena’s food is a fusion of flavours from Colombia, the Caribbean, Europe and beyond, and some of the best chefs in the world have restaurants here. 

Fair warning, some of my recommendations don’t quite fit the student budget as I decided that I wanted to splurge and try a few of the best restaurants in the city while I was there – but fear not, you can also get fantastic meals in Cartagena for less than a fiver…”

To discover all the amazing food recommendations in store, check out the full article here!