Walkabout Free Walking Tour | Bucharest, Romania

Monday, 29 January 2018

One of my favourite things to do when I go to a new city is to do  walking tour. I think it really helps me get to know a place and how to get around and of course, it lets me take in a few sights and learn a bit of history before exploring further! Also, there are usually free walking tours in every city that are paid for by a donation at the end to the tour guide! I really love doing these tours and so, when I went to Bucharest, we made sure to do one and make sure we were taking in all the sights!

We went on our walking tour in Bucharest with a company called Walkabout Free Walking Tours who were really excellent. Our tour guide, Elena was funny, very charismatic and knowledgeable about the city so it was really fun to get to know Bucharest through her eyes. These were some of the sights that she showed us.

Royal Court Church

Stavropoleos Monastrey

National Bank of Romania

Revolution Square - where major part of the Romanian revolution happened

Elena even recommended a special Romanian dessert called Papa Nash which is like a few doughnuts topped with sour cream and jam - it's very tasty! She recommended a place nearby where we could get some and it was delicious and very cheap!

There was lots more to see on the tour and it really gave us a lovely feel of the city. It's one of my favourite things to do when I'm travelling and I really recommend you check out free walking tours too! I would also really recommend Romania! I didn't expect to love it as much as I did - we were only there for a couple of days but we had a really lovely time. Bucharest is a really beautiful city and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Reselling Haul | Making Money

Monday, 22 January 2018

So, as a student, I am always looking for ways to make a little extra money and one of the ways in which I do that is through reselling. This means that I buy things at cheaper prices at carboot sales, on local selling platforms, charity shops or as job lots on eBay and then I sell them on for a profit! I thought today I would share a haul of some of the items that I bought last week to resell and how much I bought them for!

I saw this Build a Bear in a Scottish Football kit and although apparently the bears don't sell too well on their won, this one had clothes and it was only 99p so I picked him alongside this Would I Lie to You board game for £2 and a sealed Lego set that was also £2.

I used to collect Cherished Teddies as a child so when I saw these for £1.50 and £2 I picked them up as I knew they would be good earners. The shoes were 99p and they are from Dune so will sell well. They were from a local charity shop clearance shop in which everything is 99p or less. 

This was a Gumtree pick up and it was £18 for all 7 Disney store dwarf plushes from Snow White! These sell for about £10 each so this will be a nice little earner.

I buy the Series of Unfortunate Events books when I see them if they are less than a pound and these were all 75p or 99p! I then collect them until I have a full set and sell them like that!

I do the same with Roald Dahl and Michael Morpurgo book and collect them till I make a bundle! The books at the top at Heartland books and they were 50p each for a large set so I thought I would try them out and they usually go for good money (around £35-40) if I can get a straight run!

These clothes were all 99p from a charity shop clearance store. I go through the rails here and usually buy brands like Topshop, Zara Warehouse, Coast etc. 

Sylvanian Families are one of my favourite things to sell as I had them when I was a kid. This is a set called Beechwood Hall. I just sold a completely plain Beechwood Hall for £35 and this one has both furniture and working lights in it so I bought it for £50 for the hall and the furniture sets and I will be selling this as a bundle. I also have some spare furniture that was included that I can use in future sets.

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into the kinds of things that I resell and let me know if you would like me to continue posts like this!

La Boqueria Market | Barcelona

Monday, 15 January 2018

When I visited Barcelona, visiting La Boqueria on Las Ramblas was on our list of must do things and boy, was it worth it! I'd seen it on other food and travel blogs and I knew that once I was in there, I wouldn't leave without shelling out at least a few euros on some delicious food!

For those of you who may not know what La Boqueria is, it's a huge food market in the centre of Barcelona, off the most touristy street in the city, Las Ramblas. It has a huge mix of tourists and locals doing their food shop and features street food stalls, grocery stalls and tapas bars with everything and anything you could need food-wise. From spices, meats, fish, to marzipan McDonalds fries, there is so much variety at La Boqueria!

After wandering around in the market for a while soaking up all the smells and sights to see (believe me, there were a lot of sights) we wanted to try some food and my friend Rebecca and I decided on trying some spinach pastries from a tapas stall which were delicious and some of the juices above which were very tasty and turned our mouths bright pink! We wanted to try more food there but it was so busy and the family had split up so we met up afterwards and went to get a full meal but if I go back to Barcelona, I will definitely be stopping again at La Boqueria and getting lots more food!
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