Once upon a time there was a convent. This convent was very old and tired, its walls were falling down and the roof had many holes. The convent was sad because no one lived there anymore. And it was used to having many occupants; the nuns of the Confraternity of Saint Mary of the Disciplined [...]
During a long summer stay in a Cotswolds village we had ample opportunity to explore both the Cotswolds and the surrounding area. One of Cat’s favourites was Warwick Castle, fun for kids of all ages. Warwick Castle is often referred to as one of the best castles in England. And while I’m sure there’s stiff [...]
Costa Brava is such a diverse region. From Blanes in the south to the French border in the north, this Catalonian region encompasses mountains and cliffs, plains and rough terrain, cities that manage to be simultaneously cosmopolitan and quaint. Here are adorable villages, miles and miles of coastline with alluring little coves and bays and, [...]
If you’re in Vilnius and want to get out of town, historic and enchanting Trakai is an easy day-trip and a pleasant place to spend a Saturday.
Cartagena’s Museo d’Oro is brimming with gold: elaborate filigree patterns, animal figures, heaps of jewellery: bracelets, anklets, penis covers, all gold.
Medieval Powis Castle has the most beautiful summer garden: flowers, a labyrinth, a greenery tunnel, statues and romantic little shelters.
The Hemingway House: A story about Ernest Hemingway could easily include subtitles about his books, his children, his wives, his travels, his cats…
For two frightening years of World War II, Prinsengracht 263 was the secret address of the world’s most famous diarist. Queuing outside, I try to imagine this street as it must have looked 70 years ago. The gabled canal houses are the same, as is the canal flowing by. Bicycles are still a major means of transportation in the Netherlands. These bicycles even look like they could have been in use in the 1940s.