Last summer, I spent time in Bordeaux and the surrounding wine districts with my mum and sister. A highlight in the area was the ancient cave art in the nearby Vézère Valley. There are many excellent caves to visit in the valley. Having studied archaeology, I have a penchant for prehistory, and if you too […]
Christmas markets have just exploded the last years, have you noticed? They’re everywhere! It’s no longer just an ancient German/Central European custom. These days, every city, every town and every little village seem to organise these festive affairs during Advent. Some Christmas markets last from late November until well into January. Others are brief one weekend […]
Sound of Music wedding venue: the cloister church in Mondsee, Austria – where Maria and Captain von Trapp were married.
Lone lorry passing through the stark landscape of the Hajar Mountains – the Musandam Peninsula in Oman
Havnelageret, the Art Nouveau Harbour Warehouse building in Oslo, Norway
One of the most famous novels in Norway is called Gift (meaning Poison. Oddly, it also means ‘married’). It was written in 1883 by Alexander Kielland and is a deeply critical social commentary on the educational system. Cramming and memorising was the order of the day, and not necessarily topics relevant to real life. Students […]
Colourful bus in Apia, capital of Samoa in the Pacific.