In this article, I want to share with you some useful information regarding prices, accommodations, transport, activities from this year’s destinations. Do you plan to visit these places in 2019?
Flight: 208 RON/person/return (approx. 40 euros)
Accommodation: 802 RON/180 euros/2 persons/4 nights. The breakfast was not included (5 euros/person). The hotel was located very close to the city center: 8-10 minutes by foot, close to the train station -15 minutes by foot.
Weather: around 18 degrees Celsius, cloudy sky. The last day was windy and rainy.
- Alcazaba + Gibralfaro -7,5 euros/1 person
- Cathedral: 6 euros/1 persons (audioguide included)
Do I recommend Malaga? YES! I would come back there at any time if I had the chance!
Don’t miss out: Malaga from viewpoint Alcazaba and Gibralfaro
One day trip to Seville- train: 20 euros/return/person
Weather: cloudy with storms
Las Setas ticket: 6 euros/person
Do I recommend Seville? Yes, but for at least 2-3 days, in order to be able to see all its beauties!
Don’t miss out: Plaza de Espana, a magnificent place
One day trip to Cordoba – Train AVE: 140 euros!/return/2 persons
Mezquita ticket: 20 euros/ 2 persons + audioguide: 8 euros/ person
Do I recommend Cordoba? Yes! One day should be enough as it is a pretty small city
Don’t miss out: Calleja de las Flores:
Flight: 193 RON/person/return
Accommodation: 1440 RON/330 euros/2 persons/4 nights (all the accommodations are really expensive in Bruxelles…) with breakfast included. The city tax was 17 euros!!
Weather: around 20 degrees with cloudy sky
Do I recommend Bruxelles? No, I didn’t like it. The accommodation is very pricey! One day trip should be enough to visit it.
One day trip to Bruges: 30 euros/person/return
Touristic activities: boat ride: 8 euros
Do I recommend Bruges? Totally yes! For me, Bruges is the most charming city I have seen so far! If you want to visit it, my recommendation is to find accommodation there and not in Bruxelles.
Don’t miss out: the picturesque Almshouses and a boat tour!
One day trip to Ghent: 10 euros/person/return
- Ticket at the castle: 10 euros
- Boat tour: 7,5 euros/person
- Ticket tram: 1,50 euros
Do I recommend Ghent? Yes, it is similar to Bruges but not that touristic.
Don’t miss out: the castle
2 day trip to Paris: train – 55 euros/person/return
Accommodation: 340 RON/€72.90/one night/ 2 persons without breakfast, close to metro station: Gare de Lyon.
Metro tickets: 15 euros/ 2 persons
Weather: heavy rains
Do I recommend Paris? It was not my type of city but I did not spend enough time there and the weather was awful. I would come back just to visit it all.
Don’t miss: out Sacre Coeur, it’s lovely!
September –Zakynthos, Kefalonia
Flight + Accommodation in Alikanas: 300 euros (bought in advance from a travel agency)
Weather: sunny, too hot, around 30 degrees
- Island tour: 30 euros/person
- Navaggio boat Tour: 25 euros/person
- Bus to Zante capital: 3, 60 euros/person/return
Do I recommend Zakynthos? Yes, relaxing trip, wonderful scenery, warm water perfect for swimming, delicious food, kind people. I totally recommend Alikanas for accommodation, it is a very quiet and beautiful place.
Don’t miss out: Bochali hill from Zante and Navaggio viewpoint:
One day trip to Kefalonia – 55 euros/person
Weather: hot, sunny
Melissani lake: 7 euros/person
Do I recommend it? Hell, yes! Kefalonia has a lot of stunning landscapes. Also, I love its unreal blue water. However, it is not a destination for having suntan due to the beaches full of rocks.
Don’t miss out: Melissani is a unique lake-cave structure, a must-see during a lifetime! + Myrtos beach viewpoint
December – Barcelona, Montserrat
Flight: 400 RON/90 euros/1 person/return
Accommodation: 571 RON/100 euro/5 nights/ 2 persons!!! with breakfast included, located very close to the city center (10-15 minutes by foot), near Paral-el metro station
Weather: perfect! 18 degrees and sunny
- Sagrada Familia: 24 euros/person (audioguide included)
- Batllo House: 24 euros/person
- Palau Guell: free of charge in the first Sunday of the month
- Picasso Museum: free of charge in the first Sunday of the month
- Guell Park: 7,50 euros/person
- Bunkers del Carmel (best view) -free of charge
Do I recommend it? Totally yes!
Don’t miss out: Bunkers del Carmel for the best view of Barcelona
One day trip to Montserrat
Weather: sunny, around 14 degrees
- Train + cremallera: 10,50 euros/person
- Funicular: 13 euros/person
Do I recommend it? Yes, it is a stunning place!
Don’t miss out: taking the funicular up to 1236 m. The view is spectacular!
Travel. Enjoy. Repeat.