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Hello, I am Abbi, the traveller, writer and photographer behind Life in a Rucksack. A travel blog created in 2011, to bring you tales of my adventures, as I make my way around the World! 

 

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10 Reasons to visit Gdansk, Poland

“You’re going on holiday to Gdansk in Poland?!” Why? “Not my idea of a holiday destination!” This is a question I faced many times leading up to my trip to the Northern Polish city of Gdansk. In fact, it may have been a statement I would have said myself, some years ago. Poland was never…

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Why you need to see London by Helicopter

London is a buzzing metropolis, and the largest city in the UK, that is exciting and chaotic all at the same time. It draws you in with its grand structures, and incredible places to visit. It has everything you need in a city, from expansive green spaces, to top attractions, venues, shops and grand buildings. Sometimes…

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The Tulips of Keukenhof, Holland

When you think of the Netherlands, or Holland, as it is sometimes referred to as. Typical images of Windmills, Tulips and Clogs will come to mind, and you aren’t far wrong, especially if you are going at this time of year. March in Holland, is when the country springs forth its Tulips, in an array…

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Winter in Milan: What to see and do

I love Italy. It has the perfect balance of great food, friendly and passionate locals, as well as great architecture and scenery. Which is why I made Milan, my city of choice for a quick weekend break with my younger sister. We have previously travelled together on winter and city breaks, including Vienna, Lisbon and…

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