If you follow along with me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed that I recently excitedly posted about winning a prize from Booking.com. I NEVER win ANYTHING so, needless to say, this news was just a little bit exciting!
I had been participating in a Twitter chat hosted by @bookingcom about accommodation and food. I love taking part in twitter chats and jump online most weeks to do so. It’s so much fun chatting to like-minded people and sharing travel stories. When I initially joined the chat, I wasn’t even aware that there was a giveaway of a €500 Booking.com accommodation voucher awarded to the best tweeter in the chat. I almost fell off my couch when I received the message that it was me!
Here are the tweets that I shared during the chat:
I honestly have no idea why it was determined that I was the winner, but I’m certainly not going to argue! There was nothing amazing about my tweets that made warranted my win. It’s just a testament to the fact that you’ve got to be in it to win it!
So where am I heading courtesy of Booking.com?
It was a tough decision but after much toing and froing, I settled on a place I’ve never been before but am DYING to visit:
Last year I jetsetted to Rome for a quick weekend getaway, but didn’t make it anywhere else. Florence has been pretty high up on my (ever-growing) travel list and when I noticed how cheap flights were looking — I’m talking less than 40 Euros each way from Berlin — I knew that this was the perfect opportunity to get over there!
Which hotel did I book?
When I booked the hotel using my €500 accommodation voucher, I was unsure how flexible Ben and I could be with our time due to his work commitments, so we settled on a two-night stay. For such a short getaway, that meant we could go all out on booking a swish hotel! After much deliberation, albeit the best kind possible, we went with the Palazzo Alfieri Residenza D’Epoca. It’s located right in the heart of Florence near the Ponte Vecchio. Pretty nice, hey?
Have you ever won an exciting prize?