Day 15 – Rome

Friday 23rd September

This morning we woke up to gorgeous sunshine for our full day exploring Rome. We met up with Ellie and caught the metro to the Colosseum. We met up with our tour guide for the Colosseum and Roman Forum tour and were given our little headpieces so that we could hear her.

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Day 9 – Nice & Monaco

Saturday 17th September

Today was our full free day in Nice before heading to Monaco later in the day. It was a beautiful day as well – our hostel (while it was pretty rubbish) it was in a perfect location right in the centre of Nice, with everything within walking distance.

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Day 7 – Barcelona

Thursday 15th September

Today we had a full free day in Barcelona to explore. This morning at8.30, Ellie was offering a walking tour of the city for an hour and a half. Our hostel was centrally located so we were able to walk rather than have to be dropped in the city by the coach.

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Day 3 – Bordeaux

Sunday 11th September

Today we left Paris for our second stop in France – Bordeaux. We had breakfast at the hotel at 7.30 before it was bags to coach for an 8.30am departure. Today was a pretty long drive – we stopped a couple of times at service stops for lunch/toilet breaks and it was about 4.30pm by the time we got to Bordeaux.

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Day 2 – Paris

Saturday 10th September

This morning we had breakfast at 8.30am at the hotel – it wasn’t much, just cereal and bread/pastries. At 9am, we jumped on the coach to take us into the centre of Paris where we would be spending our free day. The bus dropped us off at the Place de la Concorde, which is a massive square in the centre of Paris.

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Photo Gallery

To finish up my posts about my trip, I thought I’d add a gallery of some of the hundreds of photos I took while on the trip. I’m no expert photography by a long shot, so these are your standard tourist point&shoot photos but I think they’ll still fire up the wanderlust.

(Click on a photo to bring up the slideshow)

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