Category EUROPE

36 hours in Venice

My first visit to Venice was way back in 1996 on a orchestra tour of Lake Garda and surroundings.  Since that first visit I had longed to return, finally twenty years later I booked a cheeky weekend before heading off to Slovenia for a weeks adventure.  As I had been before and already ticked off the main sights and […]

Santiago de Compostela – Easter Processions

Whilst I’m not particularly religious, I do have a fascination of religious cultures across the world. I guess my interest started when I studied Hinduism and Judaism at A Level and travelling around the world where in some places religion is the main factor in family life, you can’t help but not ignore these ways of […]

Top 5 London Brunch Spots

Brunching seems to inadvertently become my new weekend hobby habit…. I lived in Australia back in 2009 and loved how well avocados were put to use, avo & poached eggs on sourdough was a firm favourite, or simply just avo as a spread in sandwiches.  I came back to London and never forget asking for avocado […]

Perfect for the Weekend – Seville

STAY: Hotel Palace Sevilla EAT & DRINK: Bar Alfalfa and anywhere with 5 EUR beer buckets! SEE: Plaza de España, Ave Maria, Metropol Parasol, Seville Cathedral, Christopher Columbus Tomb

Florence – Eat, Drink, Shop


Sarajevo Stole My Heart

I was a teenager when Sarajevo was under siege.  The internet wasn’t part of our daily life then and we relied on one of the five TV channels we had to feed back the world news to us or one of the tabloid papers.  I remember knowing there were terrible things happening in Bosnia but I think […]

Magical Krakow!

I’m so lucky living in the UK that Europe is literally on my doorstep.  Europe is so accessible and fairly cheap to travel so at least once a year I like to do a multi-country trip.  Sometimes the trip means I only spend one or two days in one of the main cities in the country, but as far […]