Travel Tales

10 Aug

5 Reasons why you’ll love Oktoberfest

A festival about beer? Now that’s something we can definitely get involved in! Munich’s iconic festival, Oktoberfest which attracts 6 million people over 15 days in September and October each year. Drink beer (and lots of it), smell the giant brez’n (pretzel) freshly baking, and join roaring crowds cheering and chanting and you’ll begin to understand the incredible experience that is Oktoberfest.

Not that you need any more reasons to go, here’s our top 5 that will make you want to be part this once in a lifetime Munich Beerfest: Read more…

24 May

Splatter The Town Red At La Tomatina

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Warning: If you’re allergic to tomatoes, then this festival is not for you! La Tomatina is an exciting and characteristic event of the town of Buñol in Spain. Each year the festival takes place on the last Wednesday in August and sees around 20,000 people pack the streets of the town to throw around one hundred thousand kilograms of over-ripe tomatoes at each other. Sounds delicious, right?

Rumour has it that it all began in 1945 when some local teenagers, taking part in the traditional processions, decided to create their own fun within the parade. One of them took some tomatoes from a market stall and hurled them at the others, who reacted instantaneously, giving rise to an impulsive vegetable fight.

Want to know more? Here’s the low down of the festival and some handy tips:

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03 Feb

Travel Talk Destinations Show

So, you may have heard about this Destinations Show? What is it, you ask? It is the only FREE travel, culture and entertainment show in London and is the first of its kind. It will be held on Saturday 18th February from 10am – 6pm at the Ibis Hotel Earls Court and will comprise of a jam-packed schedule. For more information on this event and to RSVP go here.

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27 Jan

The 2017 Travel Bucket-List

Decisions, decisions, decisions. As quoted by St. Augustine; “The world is a book and those who do not travel, only read one page”. This is so true, right? 2017 is a new year with new travel ideas, itineraries and inspirations. The world offers the most weird and wonderful places just waiting to be explored by you. We’re sure that the more you travel, the bigger the travel bug bites and the larger your travel bucket-list gets.

We’ve composed a list of some ultimate ideas for you for 2017. Here’s Travel Talk’s 2017 Travel bucket-list.

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27 May

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List For 2016

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The ultimate travel bucket list for 2016 – Where to begin? It’s almost June, which means that the start of the prime season for impressive summer ventures throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle is about to commence. It’s hard to confine a selection of travel bucket list ideas because once you get the travelling bug, the list goes on, and on, and on. Travel is: fun, adventure, freedom, joyful, broadens the mind, feeds our soul plus more all rolled into one. It is one of our utmost treasures, and we should all have a travel bucket list. Here’s 10 ultimate bucket list ideas for 2016.

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27 Jun

Oktoberfest

This is by far one of my European highlights. I had no idea of just what to expect when I walked through the main gates to where all the beer tents were… Now when you think of a ‘beer tent’ nothing quite prepares you for this scene… Nowhere have I ever been in a tent that holds upto 10,000 people!

When you hear ‘beerfest’ you just think lots of people getting drunk right? Well this is only part of it. Walking through the main gates in your Dirndl or Lederhose to see the tents all in a line, thousands of people all dressed up, tradional bands striking a chord and a rollercoaster in the background… well ‘beerfest’ just doesn’t quite cut it.

You definitely don’t have to be a big drinker, the atmosphere is amazing, and there is lots to do other than just drink all day (though don’t get me wrong a Mass or two is definitely in order); like all of the rides and stalls to explore, not to mention all the food to sample.

The atmosphere inside the tents is second to none; yes everyone is mostly drinking, but everyone is in such great spirits, not once out of all of the thousands of people did I ever see one bit of animosity, you are more likely to be embraced by a table of germans than see any trouble (which if you think about having this number of people at a sporting event, to not see one scuffle would be very rare).

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