Tower Apartments Wroclaw

When we visited Wroclaw we decided to book an apartment instead of a hotel. We always usually book a hotel when we go away as we love a hotel breakfast. We decided to mix things up a bit this time though as the breakfast cafe’s in Wroclaw looked insane!

We booked Tower Apartments on booking.com and it cost us nearly £82 for two nights, which we think is amazing value! The apartment was in such a good location, if was just a 10 minute walk into town and a 15 minute drive to the airport!

Tower Apartments were really helpful and booked us a taxi from the airport (first time ever having my name up on a sign at the airport, we felt special lol!). Check in closed at 11pm and they told us to keep them posted if we were going to be delayed.

The very polite and helpful receptionist helped us find the reception as the taxi driver dropped us off outside a random door, we thought we were going to be outside all night! We were given our keys and she directed us to our tower block.

The Apartments looked so nice online and when we opened the door to our apartment it didn’t disappoint! It was really spacious and we both said we would be happy if it was our own flat!

When we walked through the door we were in the living room, which had an L shaped sofa and a tv! It was really spacious and there was also a dining room table! The Built In wardrobes were also in the living room tucked away near the door!

The kitchen was a decent size and had everything you would expect to find in a holiday rental apartment! They did also provide tea and coffee which was great!

We bedroom was tucked away behind a wall! It was a good size and had a double bed taking up most of the space! We loved the view from the bedroom window as it looked out onto the river!

The bathroom had a shower, toilet and massive wash basin! We will say though that they did not provide any shower gel so make sure you bring your own (luckily we did) there is toilet roll though which is fab! We loved the decor of the bathroom it was really light and made the bathroom feel very spacious!

We also had a HUGE balcony that would have been perfect in the summer months! Imagine coming back after a day of exploring and enjoying an ice cold drink outside!

We did of course make use of it and take some pics even in the freezing cold!

Ski Festival Finder

We would LOVE to go skiing, I went at school when I was 13/14 and absolutely loved it, it was so much fun and i just had the most incredible time! Rach has never been skiing before and is also really keen to try it, so its definitely something we will HAVE to do- hopefully sooner rather than later.

We have heard that skiing holidays however, are not just about the skiing they are also about great music and the après ski that takes place at the end of the day- sounds absolutely incredible and right up our street!


If you want to take it a step further then there are also so many skiing festivals in Europe and Worldwide, imagine being able to ski and also getting to listen to some of your favourite artists well.

We didn’t realise there were so many skiing festivals out there, it was quite overwhelming when we were doing our research! That is before we came across Admirals Ski Festivals Finder it saved us so much time and meant we only had to research the one festival as opposed to the 100’s online.  

We both took the test and got the same results! Now this is why we are friends we are too similar and basically like the same things! Anyway, here are our joint result below, guess we better start looking at flights to Italy (lucky we are obsessed with Pizza!!)

The Ski Festival Finder asks you 5 questions before recommending ski festivals that meet your criteria, so it makes finding that perfect ski holiday much much easier!

It literally takes about 5 minutes, we think they need to create more of these! We would love to use it to find the perfect summer holiday or city break!

We have shared the ski festival finder with so many of our friends (lots of them are keen skiers)! They are all loving it and are hoping to book one up next year!

Wroclaw Tourist Guide

We really wished we had a tourist guide when we were visiting Wroclaw so we thought we would write one for you all instead!

Wroclaw is a city in Poland that’s think is over shadowed and when we told people we were visiting Wroclaw, the usual response was ‘where’!?! Most people when visiting Poland go to Krakow or Warsaw but we cannot recommend Wroclaw enough!

Flights to Wroclaw are pretty cheap which is why we decided to visit (we only paid £36 return, such a bargain!) and accommodation is equally reasonable. We can recommend the Tower Apartments enough and you can read our post all about it soon!

So if you have already booked your trip to Wroclaw or are thinking of visit Poland heres our tourist guide to ensure you have a fabulous time!

Things you must do during your visit:

Market Square & Old Town- Of course you have to visit the market square and old town when you are in Wroclaw! You can walk the entire way round the marker square and there are tons of restaurants to choose from! All of the houses are so colourful we just had to stop and take a couple of photos!

Tumski Bridge (Love lock)- we knew there was a love lock bridge in Wroclaw but we didn’t set out to find it, we just stumbled across it as we were walking across the mini islands! We loved the sparkly pink, purple and blue hearts they had placed on the bridge! We had to take a selfie of course! There is also a place to purchase the locks on the bridge.

Gnome hunting– There are 300 or so gnomes of drawf statues in Wroclaw to be found. You will wander around and stumble across them or you can make it your mission to try and find them all! We spotted about 15 in the end over our two days exploring the city!

Park Szczytnicki- we didn’t actually get w chance to visit this park! The weather was pretty wet during our visit and it was quite far out we were really gutted though and we can imagine this park on a beautiful sunny day would be stunning! So make sure you definitely check it out!

Indoor market dh Hala Targowa- it started it rain one afternoon so we headed back to our apartment to drop some bits off and have an action plan! We were on our phones googling what to do when we came across Dh Hala Targowa which was home to an indoor market! We decided to visit as it was only open on Saturdays! It was a giant food market selling every kind of vegetable, fruit, dried fruit, nuts & snacks you can imagine! There were also fake flower stalls, meat stalls and mini cafes dotted around. It was really interesting and if you are stuck for things to do we would recommend a visit.

P.s cabbages in Poland are MASSIVE! Have a look at our picture below LOL!

Walking down the back streets- this is something we always recommend when we visit new places and even when people visit London! There are so many hidden gems that you would never usually stumble upon! We found so many cool cafes and restaurants as we wondered around! We also stumbled across a music festival for a charity (read more about that below)!

Seasonal

Christmas markets– Wroclaw has one of Polands largest Christmas markets that takes over 2 sides of the beautiful famous square. The market is one of the earlier ones to open in Poland and usually opens in the third week of November and closes on 31st December. The market is open from 10am – 9pm.

2nd weekend in January – An annal event Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy, to raise money for charity happens every year on the second weekend in January (the weekend we happened to be there). Familys, friends and groups all stand around the city (some dressed up!) with stickers which you can get when you donate to the charity box. They raise money for different charities and in 2019 it was for hospitals for poorly babies. There is also a big concert at Plac Nowy Targ where there are food stalls and games.

Summer- Summer in Wroclaw would be pretty stunning, the colourful buildings and clear blue skies and hot weather what more could you want?! Also in summer they have pop up beach bars dotted around the city and also a floating bar on the river too. Think we may have to return in summer!

We honestly could not recommend visiting Wroclaw enough! We cannot wait to go back and visit in the summer!

Iggy Pizza In Wroclaw

Okay so it might sound a little strange that we went for pizza when in Poland BUT how could we not visit Iggy Pizza!

We read so many good reviews online about Iggy Pizza that we just had to make a visit! Whilst doing our research we actually realised that Wroclaw is also known as ‘little Venice’ because they have an entire area full of pizzerias!

We arrived at Iggy Pizza at around 7:15pm and the restaurant was already buzzing. We were shown to our table and the waitress provided us with en English menu. We had read online that they didn’t have an English menu available so this was a nice surprise!

We loved the interiors especially the giant pink quotation signs! One of our favourites being ‘Real Queens Eat Pizza’! The tables were marble which is of course a bloggers dream so we were delighted with that as well.

To drink we both ordered a glass of red wine for 12 Polish Zloty which is is less than £3! The wine tasted delicious (but like we have mentioned previously we are no wine connoisseurs lol)!

We both ordered a Margherita pizza was which was priced at 22 Zloty, which is about £5! We both added on an extra, Annie had mushrooms and Rach had Prosciutto ham which were an additional 5 Zloty which is £1.

We loved how thin the pizza bases were at Iggy Pizza, they did have a airy but thick crust that again wasn’t too doughy and sooo delicious.

Lol gotta get that shot! 😂

They also gave you the option to swap your cheese to vegan cheese free of charge so Iggy Pizza would also be a good option for any vegan or plant based eaters.

We would definitely recommend Iggy Pizza to anyone visit Wroclaw! We enjoyed great pizza with a delightful atmosphere that certainly didn’t break the bank!

A Christmas Weekend in Basel

We love a Weekend city break, we love squeezing as much into two days as we possibly can, soaking up the atmosphere and of course trying all the delicious food on offer. A few months back my mum suggested that we went on a girls weekend away (two sisters, my mum and myself) and we all jumped at the idea. Last weekend we hoped on a plane and got the chance to explore the beautiful city of Basel.

Basel is in Switzerland and it certainly isn’t cheap, we realised that when a 15 minute cab ride cost us 40 CHF! We also popped into Zara and a top that was £20 in the UK was being sold for 45 CHF crazy!!

Old Town

We stayed in the old town in a quirky Air Bnb, we loved the old town it had so much character and loads of cute shops and bakeries. They have so many cute Christmas shops the first one we wondered into was a shop full of baubles, there were sooo many.

We visited a popular bakery that had a que out of the door, selecting a delicious almond pastry to enjoy with a cup of tea. It was so tasty and the inside was basically stuffed with marzipan, so festive!

Markets

There are two Christmas markets in Basel and they are considered to be the best in Switzerland!

Münsterplatz is located in front of the historical cathedral on a beautiful square in Basel, we headed straight to Münsterplatz before it got too busy and each enjoyed a glass of Glühwein which is basically mulled wine YUM my favourite!

We decided to have fondue for lunch and headed to one of the tents at Münsterplatz. The fondue was served in a giant saucepan with a generous portion of bread to dip in, it was fairy pricey costing CHF per person, but it was so delicious and definitely worth it.

Before leaving the area we took a wander into the cathedral to defrost a little bit as it was SO SO cold outside temperatures were hitting -2! The cathedral was so stunning and it would have been great to have visited during a service (not that we would have understood any of it).

Barfüsserplatz market is much bigger and also a lot busier as it is located closer to the city centre. We wondered around in the afternoon but also re visited the following morning when it was much quieter! Both markets sell very similar things!

Food

For dinner we visited a local restaurant that was recommended to us called Hasenberg. It was a lovely little restaurant that was full of locals (always a good sign). To start I enjoyed a delicious pumpkin soup that had so much flavour. For mains I ordered a sausage with onion gravy and a potato rostie.

We only needed breakfast on the Sunday morning and forgot that the majority of places were likely to be shut or at least not open until 11am! We visited Hotel Basel for breakfast which was 27 CHF which was a little pricey but it was delicious and kept us going for the rest of the day.

If you fancy a 10 mintue walk out of town for some street food then go to Markethalle! We took a wonder there not really knowing what to expect and it was basically just an inside market selling so many different cuisines. We stopped off for a coffee in a cute little coffee shop and of course had to take some pics!

When in Basel it would be rude not to tuck into a Bratwurst, we came across a market stall that were selling Bratwurst and enjoyed one for lunch. Instead of serving the Bratwurst in a bun they serve it with a slice of soda bread.

All in all we had such a fabulous weekend away, it really did make us all feel extra festive!

Panini Durini Milan Coffee Shop

We came across Panini Durini on Instagram before we visited Milan. The coffee cups they use caught our eye and we knew straight away that we would have to visit (anything for that Instagram shot right?).

We walked into the city on our first day and headed straight to the Duomo di Milano There were so many pigeons flying around (people hand out bird feed) that we left pretty swiftly as Rach has a fear of birds! We decided it was time for a morning coffee, we googled mapped Panini Durini (what would we do without google maps) and we realised it was just a 5 minute walk from the Duomo di Milano so we headed there!

It was such a cute coffee shop and the coffee was SO cheap! We actually couldn’t believe our ears when we heard the price of our coffees, they were just 2 euros 60! WOW we wouldnt even be able to get one coffee for that price in the U.K!

We didn’t actually realise that Panini Durini was a chain, we kept coming across them throughout Milan and since coming back we have done a bit of research! There are a total of 18 coffee shops in Milano, we didn’t see them all but once we had spotted a couple we kept seeing them!

Panini Durini reminded us of Gails, it is a chain but is isn’t nearly as big as some of the other high street chains.

They sell Panini’s of course, which looked absolutely delicious, we didnt try them as it was the morning and we hadn’t long had breakfast!

Rach went for a cappuccino with Soya Milk which cost 1 euro 50 and Annie had an Americano which was just 1 euro 10 cent! Remember if you order a ‘cafe’ in Italy you will be given an espresso!

We asked the lady behind the counter for one of each of the cups as we wanted to photograph both of them LOL! We loved the one that said ‘I drink good coffee’! The tropical cup was also really pretty so we had to get a shot of both of them of course!

We sat outside as it was a lovely fresh November morning, but there was also plenty of seating inside.

If you visit Milian we would definitely recommend you visit Panini Durini, the coffee is cheap and the taste is absolutely delicious… what more could you want?

Transport From Milan Airport to the City

We arrived in Milan Malpensa Airport at around 11pm on Friday evening, we had planned to get an Uber from the airport to our hotel in the city centre like we do in most cities we visit! We opened our Uber app and put in our hotels destination in and we were so shocked to see that it was going to cost us 120 euros! Our hotel was only 27 miles away from the Airport and we couldn’t believe it was going to be that expensive.

I had a look on google and saw that there was a 90 euro flat rate from Malpensa Airport into the City Centre so knew there would be no point in getting a taxi from the taxi rink as well. We knew there must be other ways of getting to our hotel, but it was late so we were worried this would be out only option!

We decided to take a gamble and once we had got through passport control we headed to the train station. We looked the station destinations and realised that we could hop on the train and get into the city centre for just 13 euros per person bargain! You use the red line from Milano Malpensa to Milano Cadorna, its an express train!

From the Station Milano Cadorna it was going to cost us just 12 euros in an Uber to get to our final destination. So this worked out to be just 38 Euros as opposed to 120!

It actually cost us even less as we realised we didn’t have to go into the city centre we could get off a couple of stop beforehand!

We had planned to do the same journey on our return to the airport but we spoke to the staff at our hotel and they advised us to get the Airport express bus to the Malpensa as it was quick and only cost 8 euros. Rach used her excellent maps skills and we walked 10 minutes to the bus stop and hopped on the bus.

We are so glad we decided to not just get an Uber due to convenience and instead save ourselves a bit of money for more food and drink during our trip! In future we will definitely be doing a little bit more research so we can be much more prepared!

No1 Lounge Gatwick Airport

Airport lounges are simply the best way to start your holiday! If you have never visited an airport lounge before your holiday for whatever reason then hopefully after reading this post you may just change your mind. For the past couple of years we have been converted! We almost always book the airport lounge unless we have a ridiculously early flight or we are rushing from work and just don’t have the time.

No1 Lounges are open daily from 4am to 10pm costing £32 online and £40 on the door. We think this is a great value and we would definitely spend a similar amount on food and drink (less of it) if we were in the departure lounges.

You can use the lounge three hours prior to your flight time which we made sure we made the most of. We arrived at the airport extra early as we don’t like feeling stressed or rushed. No1 Lounges gives you access to premium security as well which is a nice little bonus, once we have made our way through security at a nice leisurely pace we then make our way to the lounge where we were able to relax for the next few hours.

The No1 lounge has a fully tended bar offering a wide selection of beverages including sparkling wine, bottled beers and spirits. We both enjoyed a glass or two or prosecco before moving onto the red wine which was a delicious Malbec!

There are also plenty of soft drinks, fizzy drinks can be enjoyed from a self serve machine or there are is flavoured water and iced tea too.

No1 Lounges have a fresh seasonal menu, you are able to help yourself to the self-service food selection.

Breakfast is served before 11AM they offer Bacon Rolls, Beans on Toast, Toasts and preserves and baked vegetables which are all made to order. On the self-serve there is porridge, croissants, Greek yoghurt, cereals and fruit salad.

We arrived at the lounge after 11AM so there was a selection of meals to choose from including, macaroni cheese, soup, lentil Shepard’s pie and much more.

On the self-serve counter there were a selection of bar snacks including cakes, nuts, soup and salad- so much choice!

On arrival we both opted for a glass of prosecco and then scooped the bar snacks from the jar into cute little dishes whilst we did some blog admin on our laptops.

Rach went for the macaroni cheese and bean sausage stew with a side of salad! It was really tasty especially the macaroni cheese as it had mustard in the mix! We did say that it would have been nice to have had a Caesar dressing instead of just balsamic! Annie had the macaroni as well but also tried to lentil shepherds pie which was really flavoursome! We both also shared a bowl of new potatoes that were cooked to perfection and sprinkled in sea salt!

We finished our meal with a selection of desserts! The carrot cake was absolutely delicious and so moist we were really impressed! If we hadn’t of eaten so much before hand we definitely would have gone back for me! There was also a selection of fresh fruit as well!

The lounge also has Runway Views, which we loved! We sat watching the plans wondering where each of them were flying to! We love doing this, we have a fascination with planes, does anyone else use the app when they are out and about to look at where are plane is travelling to?

There is also unlimited Wi-Fi, which was great as we both had a bit of work to do! Rach also managed to upload our YouTube video winning! They also have a selection of magazines on offer- Mens Fitness was our magazine of choice as they didn’t have women’s health!

The toilets are lovely and have L’Occitaine soap which smells divine- we love a good smelling soap!

The dress code is smart casual so make sure you don’t turn up in leggings and trainers as they could turn you away, if you want to be comfortable on your flight just change in the toilets before you leave.

So the next time you are going on holiday or for a weekend away make sure you book the lounge and if it’s Gatwick then it has to be No1 lounge!

Experiencing The Outback This Summer

Australia is such a fab country that Rach visited in 2016 and would love to go back to! Australia is also coming into summer whilst we are preparing for winter so we know where we would rather be! Perhaps one of the most vast and unexplored places in the whole of Australia is the outback.

The outback is a term we brits have heard for years and years and maybe we haven’t put two and two together to realise this is a vast desert area down under. For an amazing adventure we have got to visit the outback and we have heard it’s one we certainly won’t forget any time! Here are some of the places you have to see in the outback this summer or in your lifetime.

Ayers Rock
Uluru is a stunning sandstone rock which has acted as the most popular Australian outback destination for years and years. It is thought that this rock is over 700 million years old which is staggering and as such, this rock is incredibly sacred to the aboriginal people who live there. It is definitely a place you have to see before you leave and we have read it will blow your mind.

Alice Springs Desert Park
If you fancy going somewhere more contained and organised In the outback then you may love a trip to the desert park. During your visit to the park you will be able to see some stunning landscapes, natural flora and fauna of the area and you can also learn more about the aboriginal culture which resides here. We most definitely think It would be a fascinating trip and a fun one.

Kings Canyon
If the idea of seeing a canyon close up is your thing, then you can’t miss the chance to visit this Kings Canyon also known as Watarrka which is located 300km away from Uluru. It is meant to be a beautiful place and it offers the perfect photo opportunity for you during your stay! Woohoo! The canyon walls tower more than 100m over head and the area is incredibly important to local wildlife and therefore no swimming is allowed here.

Lake Eyre
For a stunning experience which you won’t forget any time soon (according to everything we have read), a trip to the largest lake in the whole of Australia is essential when you visit the outback. Lake Eyre is a mind blowing place to see and it is so vast that you will be mistaken for thinking the water goes on forever and ever. This is the ideal place to come on a nice sunny day to bring a picnic and have a hike.

Port Augusta
If you fancy seeing the point which the desert meets the sea, you will be in for a treat when you visit Port Augusta. This is an amazing place that we would love to see. It can be surreal to see the point where the desert ends and the ocean begins. It is a good place to come for a relaxing day sunbathing and catching some waves.

The outback is a beautiful place which will make you feel like a tiny little ant as you explore its vast length and breath! When we return to Australia we will certainly be exploring the outback and we cannot wait!

3 Lessons We Have Learnt in Three Years

So to celebrate our blog turning the grand age of 3 we decided to look back at the past 3 years and think of three things we have learnt. It’s hard to think of the most prominent things to share because we taught ourselves everything, and we have learnt A LOT!

I mean we set up our Instagram and had to learn all about the algorithm, we learnt the hard way probs as its taken us 3 years and we haven’t hit 10k yet (give us a follow if you don’t already and help us out we are less than 50 followers away eeek).

We set up our wordpress account and then decided to go self hosted, now that was a learning curve and a half! We taught ourselves how to edit photos and how to edit vlogs. We tried to learn about SEO (still struggling with that one!), and there is so much more!

So here are our main 3 lessons that we wanted to share:

1) When coming up with a name for yourself or your brand never ever use a number. A number can change you see….. when we originally started there was three of us and some of you may have followed us from the beginning when we were threebrits…… well now you probs can tell there are two of us! So this meant we had to change EVERYTHING. Our blog name and layout, our instagram, twitter and our email address. We still have to check our threebrits email address every now and then just in case someone has emailed us! So this advice is for anyone starting out, not just a blog but for anything, really think wisely about your name!

2) When taking photos take them in the SHADE, not in the direct sunshine! When we first started taking pictures we thought that we needed to find the prettiest sunniest spot. It took us a while to realise (and a few squinty photos) but we are so glad we did! The shade is the best place for photos!

3) Be yourself – now this may seem a bit deep and like woahh! However we stand by this and have been ourselves from day 1. We like to portray our real selves on social media and don’t like this whole insta vs reality thing. Okay yes we do photoshoots in advance but when we have full time jobs we have to plan ahead to ensure we have enough content. However when we go out for food we genuinely do eat everything we are given, so many bloggers will take photos, take a bite and then leave the rest. Not us! We eat it all and have been know to eat share a massive starter, 3 pizzas and 2 desserts between the two of us and we are not ashamed!

We also love to go out and enjoy ourselves, we have had many a crazy night/day out and think its important to enjoy life. We have had 2 memorable bottomless brunches; one where we basically walked the entire streets of London and had a fun encounter with a gold buddha and the other where we were ‘slut’ dropping in the middle of central London…. and plenty more to come!

In addition to this when we attend a fitness class, we put our all in and enjoy ourselves. We have been to a number of fitness events where other ‘fitness bloggers’ have turned up late, then hardly participated in the class and then posted on social media how great the class was and how sweaty they are….. nah not us again, we will fully workout!

So our final point – BE YOUR WONDERFUL SELF….. always!