I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Elle, a travel blogger based in Nottingham, UK. She blogs at Dressing Danishly.
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Read about Elle’s travels here,
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Elle, I’m 23 and I currently live in Nottingham, but my dream is to move to my favourite city in the world (Copenhagen), so I’m currently saving up for a move!
I love to do a lot of travelling in my spare time – I usually do short weekend breaks in Europe. You can often find me travelling across Europe shopping and drinking cocktails!
2. What is your earliest travel memory?
For my sixth birthday, my grandparents paid for me, my brother and parents to go to Disneyland Paris for the weekend – so much fun! Except for the part where I went into Sleeping Beauty’s castle and freaked out over the spinning wheel!
3. Where was your last holiday?
To Copenhagen for the weekend – I love heading over there whenever I can!
4. What was the best thing you did there?
I love shopping in Copenhagen – Scandinavia is home to all my favourite brands. I also love the nightlife there. My absolute favourite cocktail is the No..4 at 1105, so it was nice spending the night sipping a few of my favourite drinks!
5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?
My friend and I went on a three and a half week “Scandi Adventure” in June 2014 – we travelled through Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and ended up in St Petersburg. It was the longest trip I’d been on, and Russia was somewhere I had wanted to go my whole life. Visiting the Winter Palace in St Petersburg and pretending to be Anastasia was pretty much a dream come true!
6. What is your favourite travel destination?
7. What must one do there?
Take the metro out of the city centre to Amagerstrand. It’s a beautiful beach, and when the sun is shining, it’s such a lovely place to go for the walk. The views are great too – you can see the Øresund Bridge connecting Copenhagen to Malmö; and on a good day in the distance you can make out the Turning Torso (probably the most famous building in Malmö).
8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?
I like travelling with just one close friend – if there’s only two of you then it means that you can both get to do and see everything that you want to!
9. Name one item you must have when travelling.
My passport – otherwise I’d just be stuck in the UK!
10. Your best travel advice?
Make enough plans so that you can make the most of your trip (especially if you’re going for such a short amount of time); but don’t be so rigid in your plans that you can’t be spontaneous.
Oh, and always be sure to google the best cocktail bars in the city you’re visiting before you go!
11. The one place you want to visit before you die?
Kiev, in the Ukraine – eating a kiev in Kiev is on my bucket list!
12. Your worst travel experience?
I was having lunch in Budva, Montenegro one day and picked the most amazing looking Ferrero Rocher cake. I took a big bite and felt something stab into my gum… my parents were convinced it was just a nut on the cake, but I literally couldn’t shut my mouth. Turns out that for some reason, there was a metal spike that was somehow baked in the cake?! Still makes me shiver to this day thinking about it – so painful (and very embarrassing!)
13. How can people connect with you?
Thank you, Elle , for sharing your travels with us!
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales”, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
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