• 72 hours in,  Guest Blogs,  Travel

    Iceland in 72hrs

    By Simon Brown My first visit to Iceland was as a 16-year-old schoolboy on an Educational visit for GSE Geography and Geology. That was a long. long time ago!  I recall that summer as one where Iceland experienced a heat wave of 75F, and we camped inland in huts with black-out shutters to block the midnight sun. Mount Hekla volcano had recently erupted, and the new Island Surtsey had been formed out of the sea to become the youngest island in the world less than a decade earlier. The hot springs of Geysir exploded high in the light blue sky and the sparse green grass, small scattering of trees, and…

  • 72 hours in,  Europe,  Travel

    72 hours in: Oslo

    Very clean and green city. It’s expensive, the capital of Norway – these are all things I expect you’ve heard plenty of times about Oslo. But to be blunt there’s a hell of a lot more to it than that….       Everyone keeps talking about ‘48 hours in..’ but what if you simply want to get to know your destination without the rush? Have no idea where to start, don’t fret, I’ve got you covered with my simple and fun guide to 72hrs in Oslo…. Surrounded by the sea and dense forests, this city is fun, cultured and home to a vibrant art scene, great adventure and winter sports…

  • 72 hours in,  Europe,  Travel

    72 hours in: Valencia

    Valencia, a quick google and browse on Lonely Planet will inform you that it’s Spain’s third largest city. But beyond that, my various conversations with work colleagues past and present led me to the conclusion that Valencia is massively overlooked, quite simply living in the shadows of the marvellous and famous ‘sibling’ Barcelona (rather how Ryan Gosling’s sister feels I expect).   Everyone keeps talking about ‘48 hours in..’ but what if you simply want to get to know your destination without the rush? Have no idea where to start, don’t fret, I’ve got you covered with my simple and fun guide to 72hrs in Valencia….. Believe me Valencia is a treat to explore,…

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