Travel Lovers – How the Brexit Will Affect You

June 24th is a day that will go down in history forever – the day the UK voted to leave the EU. It was very close and it was a surprise to many that the Leave Campaign won.

Votes to LeaveI love to travel and I appreciate the freedom of movement, so I did not want to leave the EU. I wanted to put together a post to show what may happen to those like myself, now we face a time of uncertainty.

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24 Hours in San Franciso – Places to Visit

San Franciso is a beautiful city in California. Sometimes it feels so different to the rest of the state, maybe due to is micro climate with the bay. It is also one of the most compact cities I have been to, so many restaurants, bars and attractions in just 49 square miles.

If you are heading to the west coast of the United States, I would definitely recommend you spend a few days in San Francisco. However, many people use this city as a stop over when flying to Australia.

Here are just my top tips on what to do when you are in SF.

Catch a Cable Car at the corner of Powell and Market

The cable car dates back to 1873. British born Andrew Hallidie was inspired to build the cable car system when he saw horses die due to the steep hills of San Francisco. The system was copied in many places over the world including Dunedin in New Zealand. There are sill 3 cable lines that remain and which still run today. It costs $7 to take one single ride. Get there early as there are long lines for the cable car. If you go in July, there are the annual cable car bell ringing contests, which takes place on either the second or third Thursday of the month.

San Francisco Trams
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Best Brunch Places in Barcelona

I love going out for brunch. I went to many places in Sydney and since spending time in Barcelona, I wanted to try some of the ones in the city.

Brunch and Cake

This restaurant is one of the most popular brunch spots in Barcelona. I had to wait 45 minutes when I came here at 1pm but it was worth it.

Brunch and Cake

 

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How to Celebrate Halloween in Barcelona

I love Halloween, it is my favorite holiday. I have loved it every year since I lived in the States and the photo below was one of my first Halloweens with my sister.

Halloween Age 5This year I am going to be in Barcelona so I really wanted to do something to celebrate. Halloween is a celebrated over 3 days in Spain, starting on Octobe 31st and ending on November 2nd. November 1st in Catalonia is All Saint’s Day. In Barcelona, family remember their loved ones who are no longer here. ¬†Halloween is about celebrating life as well as honoring the dead.

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