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Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab Hotel With Amazing Location

Are you looking for a great hotel in Albufeira? Right on the beach? With great facilities? Well fab. You are in the right place. Check out my review of a 4 night stay at this lovely beachfront hotel. Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – 4 Night Stay We chose the Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira because we liked the location – right on the beach with easy access into Albufeira itself. Given we were not hiring a car it made it easy to explore what we wanted to from the hotel and we enjoyed exploring each day on foot, although… Read More »Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab Hotel With Amazing Location

Vidamar Resort Algarve – Fantastic Resort Hotel in Fab Location

Are you looking for a great resort styled hotel with everything in one place? Then check out my review of a 3 night stay at the Vidamar Resort Algarve. It’s a lovely hotel, with great rooms, plus spa facilities, beach access and a choice of restaurants.  Vidamar Resort Algarve I stayed at the Vidamar Resort Algarve with a holiday group that I was taking on a trip through Portugal. I was the group Tour Manager and this was the first time I had stayed at the VidaMar Resort hotel We flew into Faro airport and transferred to the VidaMar resort… Read More »Vidamar Resort Algarve – Fantastic Resort Hotel in Fab Location

Vilamoura Holiday – 2 Great Hotels & Things To Do

Are you considering a Vilamoura holiday? Well that’s great to hear – it’s a lovely destination. Check out this post which includes things to do in Vilamoura and reviews of two lovely hotels in Vilamoura as well. A Vilamoura holiday is a great idea – it’s a quieter resort than it’s nearby neighbour Albufeira with a little more greenery and space around it. It’s a great base for exploring everything the Algarve region has to offer and it is within easy reach of Faro airport. Keep reading to check out my review of two Vilamoura hotels plus things to do… Read More »Vilamoura Holiday – 2 Great Hotels & Things To Do

Suitel Bosphorus Taksim – 3 Night Stay Review Solo Female Stay

Looking to stay in Istanbul? Check out my review of the Suitel Bosphorus Taksim. I booked a stay at the Suitel Bosphorus Taksim for 4 nights in late October 2019/early November 2019. It was my first visit to Istanbul, a city I had wanted to visit for a long time. The pictures on the internet looked nice and the location looked handy for the things I wanted to visit, as well as for public transport connections from Taksim Square. Arriving Suitel Bosphorus Taksim I arrived later in the evening due to my flight time and getting from the airport in… Read More »Suitel Bosphorus Taksim – 3 Night Stay Review Solo Female Stay

Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel – Fab Airport Hotel With Restaurant

Are you looking to stay beside Sabiha Gokcen airport? Check out my review of the ISG Sabiha Gokcen Airport hotel – it’s a lovely hotel, with great rooms and just a short shuttle (free) ride to the airport. The Sabiha Gokcen Airport hotel is actually an onsite hotel called the  ISG Airport Hotel. I stayed for one night in early November 2019 as I was flying out the next day from Sabiha Gokcen to Baku. Getting to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel I arrived on one of the transfer buses from Taksim Square which drops passengers at the upper level… Read More »Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel – Fab Airport Hotel With Restaurant

Azores Holidays – A Great Hidden But Accessible Gem

Things to Visit in Ponta Delgada Gruta Do Carvao If you want to get inside of a lava tube you can do this quite easily by visiting this cave. It is in what seems to be an odd location because now a road has been built nearby. You visit this cave with a guide who gives an explanation of what you are seeing. I have had a few guests do this and they enjoyed it, saying it took no more than 45 minutes. Some took a local bus and walked and some walked from the hotel to the upper part… Read More »Azores Holidays – A Great Hidden But Accessible Gem

Istanbul City Break – What It Was Like As Solo Female (Challenging!)

Thinking of taking an Istanbul city break? If so check out my guide based on a stay near Taksim Square and using public transport. Here is my review of a 3 night stay that I took, travelling on my own as a solo female. Istanbul City Break Getting To Istanbul From Inverness I booked my outward and return flights with British Airways from Inverness to Istanbul. I booked them about 5 or 6 months in advance. In that time period British Airways cancelled the return leg of the flight from Istanbul to London as they stopped operating that flight. They… Read More »Istanbul City Break – What It Was Like As Solo Female (Challenging!)