Cluj-Napoca (or Cluj) is situated in the Transylvanian region of Romania, and it has everything you would want from a European city break. I visited in September and weather was gorgeous for the 5 days (a sunny mid twenties) I was there, so this trip consisted of wandering around in the sunshine and drinking plenty of cold wine on sunny cobbled streets. If you're visiting Cluj or looking for inspiration for your next city break, read on for my must-do guide!
All I knew about wrestling was that it's choreographed (which I thought meant fake) and that men wearing lycra had to throw each other around a ring and pin their opponent to the floor for 3 seconds to win. It turns out there's so much more to it, and actually it's a really fun night out that I would highly recommend! Here's my beginners guide to Underground Pro Wrestling for those who want an unusual night out in Leeds and want to know what to expect.
Hi! I’m Ellen, also known as Nell. I’m a Leeds based blogger writing about the things I love most in life: travelling, eating, wine and general adventures.
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I'm not going to claim to be an expert on what to eat and where to eat it in Hong Kong, as I only spent 6 days there which is nowhere near long enough to try even a small fraction of the amazing cuisine. What I can tell you is my food highlights, which will hopefully serve as inspiration if you're thinking of visiting this incredible fusion of East and West.
A couple of weeks ago my parents visited me in Leeds for the weekend. This usually consists of lots of eating and drinking, but also a day out exploring Yorkshire. After thinking long and hard about where to take them, I eventually suggested getting the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway steam train from Keighley to Haworth. We would wander cobbled streets, visit the Brontë museum and enjoy the Yorkshire countryside.
Each year my dad and I make time for a hiking holiday together. This is our daddy-daughter time, and as I'm in Leeds and he's in Buckinghamshire it serves as a much needed catch up. This year we spent a week in the Alps, walking from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. If you're thinking about visiting Switzerland for an outdoor adventure, please read on!
This year I've decided that I LOVE Eastern Europe. My previous experience of city adventures had been Barcelona, Paris, Rome & Dublin, all of which I adored. Then in January I celebrated my birthday in Budapest and got my first taste of Goulash and great value travel. Since then I've discovered the charm of Gdansk, Krakow and Cluj Napoca which have all been rich in culture, history, beauty and (most importantly!) fun.
Welcome to Adventures with Nell and my first EVER blog post. I’m finally taking the plunge after wanting to start this blog for a very long time (we’re talking years), and to be honest with you I’m pretty terrified! So I’ll start with a little about me to get into the swing of things.