Edinburgh underground

I’m about to descend into Edinburgh’s underworld and experience the city’s grim and ghostly past. Come with me to a haunted place, where restless spirits and grave robbers rule. Welcome to the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

Most popular Instagrams in September 2014

I’m really enjoying playing with Instagram, and thought I’d bring it home to Sophie’s World more. So here’s a new little series, a regular one this time, of popular Instagrams. Now, I could create posts with my personal favourite Instagram photos, but I’d much rather showcase the ones my friends like. Each month, we’ll pop [...]

Silent Sunday: Artistic facade in Venice Beach, California

Artistic facade in Venice Beach, California, USA

Europe by Train

When I was a teenager, InterRail (Eurail for Europeans) was for 14 – 18 year-olds. Flying was expensive then; budget airlines didn’t exist (really, young’uns!), and InterRail was the cheapest way to get to southern Europe, sleeping on the floor all the way. Well, things have changed. And to prove that, the good folks at [...]

Silent Sunday: Baskets for sale at the market in Inca

Baskets for sale at the colourful market in Inca, Majorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain

Autumn in Munich

Last year, the girls and I spent a spring day in Munich, mostly enjoying the lively Marienplatz, and hanging about Viktualienmarkt, the wonderful farmers’ market in the city centre. This time, it’s autumn in Munich, which means one thing: Oktoberfest. Or in our case, pre-Oktoberfest. We’re about a week early, which means we have a [...]

Silent Sunday: Autumn in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Pumpkins at the roadside – autumn in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

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