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City Swap with ibis Hotels: A Weekend in Cambridge

This last weekend, Tom and I swanned up to Cambridge for a night. Having only ever known it as home to one of the most prestigious universities in the world, I’d always been somewhat curious about the place – so when the invitation from ibis Hotels came to take part in a Valentine’s City Swap with the lovely TillyΒ  (who’s adventures in Brighton you can read about here) I jumped at the chance. Cambridge totally stole our hearts and surpassed our expectations for beauty, good food and a sophisticated night out (for us, anyway). I wish we could have stayed longer, but the amount of goodness we managed to pack in to 24 hours is something to behold. Accommodation This trip was arranged and paid for by ibis, who very kindly allowed us a complimentary night at their Cambridge hotel. I think the term ‘stone’s throw’ is often over used when speaking with regards to how conveniently located something is, but ibis is quite literally a stone’s throw from Cambridge train station. No, seriously, I …

The Six Forgotten Giants of Copenhagen

Before I begin, I’d like to thank my friend Lottie for being so kind as to share her own Copenhagen adventures on her Instagram stories. Without this, I’d never have known that The Forgotten Giants existed and wouldn’t have had this experience. Social media is such a positive force when in the hands of good people. You can find her on Instagram or read about her trip to Copenhagen on her blog. The Six Forgotten Giants are breathtaking art installations from Danish artist, Thomas Dambo. They’re dotted along a walkable trail in Copenhagen’s outskirts and countryside, and their purpose is to encourage Copenhagen inhabitants to get out into nature. They’re not technically a tourist attraction (which, I must admit, endears me to them all the more) but if you’re a good map reader and can get your head around public transport, you’re more than welcome to enjoy them as a visitor. Thanks to our decision to find some giants being a relatively spontaneous one and our planning on the matter being just some scribbled train …