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My next adventure: Paris, Lille and Berlin with Citadines Moments 30 #CM30

My next adventure: Paris, Lille and Berlin with Citadines Moments 30 #CM30

As I write this I’m frantically rushing around trying to wash and re-pack my bags for my next adventure. I’ve been in Egypt for the past week but now it’s time for a different kind of adventure as I’m off on a 9-day trip around Europe!

Side note: Trying to pack light for a European trip between two seasons is very difficult!

I’m one of four blogging reporters for Citadines, a serviced apartment rental company. We’ll be travelling to different European cities and reporting back on our experiences. You can read more about Citadines Moments here to see more about the campaign, the other bloggers involved and the prize. Yes, there’s a prize!

The other bloggers involved are Anja Beckman from Travel on Toast, Dorian Nieto from Dorian Cuisine, and Lakshmi Sharath.

I’ll be travelling to Paris, Lille and Berlin and the other bloggers will also be covering Cannes, London, Barcelona and Brussels.

I’ll be live blogging from my trip so you can follow along daily to see what I’m up to. I usually wait about a week or so before I write about my trips but I’m testing out a new blogging style to include more videos and live posts. I’ve recently bought a new camera which is amazing for videos so I’m keen to play with my new toy!

The apartments I’m staying in look gorgeous. Here’s a sneaky peak:

The competition and the prize!

The Citadels Moments 30 trip is all to celebrate Citadels 30th birthday.

They have more awesomeness around the theme of 30 because 30 people can win a holiday to one of their apart’hotels.

Prize #115 people will win one night for 2 in a European apart’hotel

To win a weekend in the apart’hotel of your choice, you just need to vote for your favourite blogger (pick me, pick me!)

Prize #21 week in a European apart’hotel for 2 people

There’s an extra prize for someone who voted for the winning blogger. If you voted for the winning blogger you’ve got a chance to win 6-nights for 2 in the Citadines Apart’hotel of your choice in Europe including all transport costs.

You can read all the rules and T&Cs here. The main thing you might like to know is you can vote everyday for extra chances to win.

Travel tips for Paris, Lille and Berlin?

If you have any recommendations for things to see, do, eat. drink or places to play in Paris, Lille and Berlin, please do let me know!

I’ve always found that asking you guys for recommendations is the best way to find hidden gems.

I have three days in each city so enough time to see all the major attractions plus a few off the beaten track ones too.

I haven’t been to Paris since I was 13 with school. At this age I was more interested in chasing boys than soaking up the Parisian vibe so I’m basically a blank canvas.

I’ve never been to Lille so everything there will be new to me too.

I spent a couple of days in Berlin last winter. I took a street art walking tour in Berlin plus the free walking tour and I loved them both but I’d like to see a little more of the city this time.

Any recommendations on a postcard please (or in the comments below!)

#Competition: Win a 7-day European holiday! | The Travel Hack

Monday 27th of October 2014

[…] you remember earlier this month I was travelling around Paris, Lille and Berlin with Citadines? I was taking part in a blogger competition and was doing my best to (not so) subtlety encourage you […]


Sunday 28th of September 2014

I have been reading you since last many years and I always find your writing very interesting. :-) Have been to Paris & Lille, so I am excited to know about Berlin thru your eyes.

And all the best for the contest.

Department of Wandering

Sunday 28th of September 2014

I'm an Australian expat living in Berlin. Check out my blog at for some great Berlin tips. Lots of spots for good coffee on there too-- which of course is a priority in every city! Have fun x


Sunday 28th of September 2014

I vote for you! ^_^


Sunday 28th of September 2014

Thanks Ceriteaka!


Thursday 25th of September 2014

I think I am the only person ever who did not like Paris. I will put a lot of it down to the weather...and give it another go one day! Have a great time