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Hello everyone,

Don’t you just love it when you can do a little staycation from time to time? The first time I actually stayed in London for a ‘so-called’ staycation was last weekend. I picked Shoreditch as my go to, because it reminds me of the Northern Quarter in Manchester – you can find it all, from fancy bars to niche coffee places. Keep on reading to find out more about how you could turn your own city into a holiday spot, or how to most enjoy London’s Shoreditch if you’ve never visited.

Where to stay

If you’re looking for a cute & fun accommodation, pick Point A Hotels where you can turn your room into a colourful dance floor which comes in handy if you want to capture some cool pictures! They offer an excellent customer service and a great A-list which you can use for discounts at partner brands (restaurants, beauty salons, bars). Some of them are Ballie Ballerson, Shoreditch Nails, Rascals – looks super fun, Lanzana Café and many others. All of these are walking distance from the hotel which is great for a change when it comes to London.

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For me, the best part was the breakfast which they call ‘the brekkie’. The area is really stylish and the breakfast was delicious: we had fruit, granola, different types of pastry. I love a great breakfast, so this was a winner for me – guilty for trying everything!

Why Visit Shoreditch NotAGirlyGal x Point A Hotels

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What to do

Shoreditch is such a fun place! We went to Ballie Ballerson where we danced and played around in their three available ball pits – such a great laugh! I have to say, the person who came up with this idea was a genius – a playground for grownups! We then had a bar crawl to different places around Shoreditch. There’s something fun for everyone, you just need to look up the places first or let yourself go with the vibe.IMG_4946.JPG

What to eat & drink

The pizza at Ballie is absolutely delicious. This was my second time visiting them, and for the first time I went for the bottomless Prosecco and pizza, so I tried all of them. My favourite ones are the BBQ chicken and the Mozzarella & Pesto. Try the David Bowie cocktail – it comes with your own glitter lipstick which is quite unique.

You have to visit Shoreditch and pay the Point A Hotel a visit! It’s your ticket to an unforgettable weekend for sure.

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello everyone,

Hope you’re enjoying the sun and beautiful weather this summer! 💋  Right now, I’m sharing with you three of my beloved places to visit in Europe, so you can get the feel of the place and book your own trip to one of these beautiful destinations.

Travelling has always been second nature to me, mostly because my mum was super keen on it and was taking us all over the world with her. Now, I’ve grown to enjoy it and have my own reasons why. It’s mostly because I love seeing how other people live, how things are done in different parts of the world, admire the architecture and to taste the food. I admit, narrow streets and food are so important when it comes to travelling as I feel they set the mood of the place (It’s just my thing).

Mallorca Island

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I absolutely love this island! If you ever go, I would highly recommend you hiring a car and visit a lot around. We’ve been on a one day road trip from El Arenal to Cap de Formentor and it was the highlight of our holiday. Our first stop was Valldemossa, and then Soller – traditional Spanish villages where you can wander around the narrow streets and buy little souvenirs from boutiques.

Valldemossa Miss Andrada

Then, we continued the journey to Port de Soller where we spend 2 hours on the beach. At the end of the day, we watched the sunset in Cap de Formentor.

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Palma, the capital city of the Island, is wonderful! It reminds me of Barcelona in a way, but you can feel the Arabic influence a bit more. I had an amazing Tapas near the Cathedral!

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Why choose Mallorca?

Different from Ibiza, Mallorca has its nightlife, but I would recommend the island for relaxation and culture exploration!

Costa Brava: Lloret del Mar and Barcelona

The Spanish vibes are in bloom in Costa Brava! You get night life, amazing food and lots of things to do. We stayed in Lloret del Mar and visited Barcelona a couple of times. Here’s a picture from Lloret where the sea colours are amazing – probably the best I’ve seen.

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It was a non-traditional trip actually, we didn’t care about relaxation, but rather exploring and doing everything the place had to offer. This was our birthdays getaway, and on my birthday we hired a quad to go around the area and it was amazing!

Not to mention, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and its Barceloneta beach stole my heart!

Barceloneta Beach

Why choose Costa Brava?

We had loads of fun, so if you’re looking for a trip where you’d do stuff, Costa Brava is for you!

 

Tuscany: Florence 

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Ah, my absolute love is Italy! You already know it, I guess, but I can’t help but say it. My best friend Mercy is from Florence and one Spring we decided to go there for a weekend break. The city is so beautiful and its narrow streets got me. It’s full of history and art museums that you would highly enjoy.

Food wise – We had the best sea food pasta and Prosecco at Cafe Giubbe Rosse. Cheers to that!

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We visited from Chianti (the winery) to Pisa and all Florence in around 3 or 4 days. If you’re for the hunt of culture, food & wine, then you know the place.

Why choose Florence?

Book your trip to Florence if you love amazing food and full of history streets. Museums are great here too, including the house of Galileo Galilei!

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Lots of love,

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