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How much money for a trip to London?

How much money for a trip to London? - Travel for a Living

A question I get asked a lot is how much money you need for a trip to London. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer here. How much money you will need for a trip to London depends on many things. Are you travelling alone or in a group? Do you want to travel cheap or in style? Have an on the go sandwich or a sit down three course meal? Want to stay slap bang in the centre of town or fine to commute in every morning? Take cabs or the tube? All those points will heavily influence the budget you need for your London trip. However, I’ve tried to put together some pointers of how much money is needed for a trip to London. 

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2 Hours in Geneva – a brief Sightseeing Tour

Geneva in two hours - a concise Geneva sightseeing tour - Travel for a Living

I have recently come back from another work trip to Geneva. And decided this was the perfect opportunity to finally share with you my little two hours in Geneva sightseeing tour. After all, there is plenty to see in and around Geneva. So, in case you are planning a trip to Switzerland and are thinking about including Geneva in your itinerary, keep reading. 

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Mother-daughter weekend in Barcelona

First-time itinerary for a weekend in Barcelona - Travel for a Living

Early November it was time for our annual mother-daughter weekend again. After Paris two years ago and Copenhagen last year, this time it would be a weekend in Barcelona. Mum had never been, and I had only visited Barcelona once briefly for work but had not really seen much of the city. The fact that Barcelona still had some half decent weather in early November certainly didn’t hurt either. I mean who would say no to 20 degrees and sunshine when the weather at home is rainy and cold. Let me tell you what we’ve been up to during our weekend in Barcelona. We might not have seen all there is to see in Barcelona, but this first-time itinerary for Barcelona sure did the trick (for us).  

Without further ado, let’s get started.

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Two hours in St Gallen – What to see and do

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Lately I have started travelling more frequently again. Not every week. But maybe once or twice a month. Which is actually quite a nice pace. For some of those travels, it means revisiting known places and catching up with old friends. Although I like revisiting old places, it is the chance of exploring new cities that really rocks my boat. Like during my latest work trip to Switzerland. Along with one night in Zurich (which I’ve visited several times), I’ve also stayed in St Gallen for the very first time. I was looking forward to it and was hoping to get enough time for a proper St Gallen sightseeing tour. I even did my homework beforehand and had it all mapped out. Everything there is to see in St Gallen, along with opening times, cost of tickets, you name it. After all, if two hours in St Gallen is all I have, I’d better make it count. Believe it or not, there is actually quite a bit to see in St Gallen, so it would be a shame to miss it.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that two hours is sufficient time to see all of St Gallen. Far from it. I would have gladly spent more time exploring. But my time was limited, so I was determined to make the most of it. That is the downside of business travels. Yes, you might stay in new and unknown places. But that doesn’t mean you have time to be a tourist and go exploring. More often than not, my sightseeing is limited to the evening, once I’ve finished my work. And whilst this is less of a problem in summer, when it stays light until quite late, now that autumn is fast approaching, it gets dark earlier and earlier. And believe me, sightseeing in the pitch black is possible, but only half the fun. Trust me, I’ve tried. Belgrade was one of those that I’ve really only seen in the dark… but then again, still better than not seeing it at all.

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2 Hours in Amsterdam – a free Sightseeing Tour

Two hours in Amsterdam - Travel for a Living

It had been a little quiet in terms of work travel recently. But in April, I finally had a business trip coming up. The first one this year. To the Netherlands. And since Amsterdam was the nearest airport, I decided to make the most of it with a brief sightseeing tour of Amsterdam. As with most work trips, time would be limited, but I had it all planned out. I would be landing in the afternoon and stay the night in Amsterdam. Sufficient time for a self-guided 2 hours in Amsterdam walking tour.

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30+things in London for free (or little money)

London for free? Sounds too good to be true. Yes, London can be expensive. We all know that, and London is repeatedly right up there as one of the most expensive cities to live in. But that does not mean you shouldn’t visit. With a bit of careful planning, London can be enjoyed without blowing your holiday budget for years to come. How about I tell you about all the fun things to do in London for free? Or how to do London for little money? Yes, these things do exist. They might not include a trip to Madame Tussauds or a private tour of Buckingham Palace. But that doesn’t mean they are less special.

Let’s dive right in. After all, you are here to find out how to save money on your next London trip.

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NYC Neighbourhood Guide – Things to Do Upper West Side

Yay, we finally made it back to New York City. It’s been a long three years, but here we are. And to shake things up, we decided to pick a hotel on the Upper West Side, rather than mid-Manhattan, as we did previously. We have been to the Upper West Side before for a quick mooch around, but this time we decided to spend some more time here and give it a closer inspection. After all, there are plenty of things to do on the Upper West Side. And it does have a very different vibe to Lower Manhattan.

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Two Nights in Copenhagen

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At long last, I finally visited Copenhagen. I had been to the airport several times before, but always on my way to nearby Malmö. Never actually into town. But this year’s mother-daughter-weekend was two nights in Copenhagen. Since mum had never been there either… well actually, this was her first visit to Denmark. And what could be better than a Christmas weekend in Copenhagen? 

In recent years Copenhagen has become a rather popular destination. There are plenty of direct flights available to CPH. And it is less than two hours flight from London and other European capitals, perfect for a weekend trip. Let me tell you what you can see in two days in Copenhagen. 

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Zurich in two hours – a brief Zurich walking tour

Exploring Zurich in two hours - Travel for a Living

I am slowly but gradually getting back to some more travelling for work. Not quite as frequently as back before the big C. But let’s be honest, I don’t think I need a repeat of 2019 any time soon. Which in hindsight was probably just a tad too much. But this isn’t really about looking back. Instead I was going to tell you about my most recent trip to Zurich. And how I managed to go exploring and see Zurich in two hours, despite a busy work schedule.

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