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A fairytale city break in Ljubljana, Slovenia

A fairytale city break in Ljubljana, Slovenia | PACK THE SUITCASES

We had a brilliant short city break in Ljubljana, Slovenia in autumn time. I’m not sure if it was the amazing food, the riverside café culture or the fairytale beauty of the whole city swathed in autumn light that made us fall in love with it, but we’ll definitely be back. On the way home, we declared it was our new favourite European city, which is high praise indeed.

We visited Ljubljana as part of a multi-destination holiday: three days in Ljubljana and three days in Zagreb, Croatia – with a brilliant train journey between them (posts on that coming soon).

So here’s a bit of an introduction to the fairytale city of Ljubljana, Slovenia and things to do there…

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Isle of Man travel guide: a hidden gem in the British Isles

Isle of Man travel guide | PACK THE SUITCASES

The Isle of Man is a totally underrated little island – like a mini version of mainland Britain, with all of its different landscapes on a small scale. It has a really varied coastline (craggy, sandy, pebbly, shelly – every flavour of beach is available). Also, it has plenty of mountains, forests, cute towns and villages. The Manx scenery rivals that of the Lake District and Scotland but it doesn’t have the volume of tourists, which makes it much better. It’s often even quiet enough for you to get beaches or glens entirely to yourself. And we all know that there is nothing better than being away from other people.

So, in no particular order, here’s our picks of the best places to see and things to do on the Isle of Man…

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