Dordrecht: 11 things you’ll love in this island city

Writing about the fabulously Gothic Villa Augustus made me think of Dordrecht itself. It really is a lovely city, with plenty to discover. Also, it has been a while since I've written a city post, so here you go. Let's start with a Dordrecht cat. [...]

2021-10-31T12:45:08+00:0028 September 2021|11 things, Magic of Cities, Netherlands|

Transfixed in Turkmenistan: the Ashgabat edition, 11 things you’ll love

It was oddly difficult to decide how to headline this post. The 11 things you'll love-series: a tried and trusted format. Transfixed in Turkmenistan: so fitting. As usual when I can't decide, I choose both. Always works out, somehow. But enough of that; let's get [...]

11 things you’ll love in Brighton (Day out London)

Ah Brighton: the awesome activities, the off-the-wall oddities, the flamboyant flair, the unique boutiques, the eclectic entertainment, the creative cuisine, the superlative sound, in short, the first-class fun. Curious about this city with the vivacious vibes? (Stop with the alliterations already, you say? OK, OK.) [...]

2021-10-31T12:46:03+00:0021 June 2019|11 things, Daytrip, England, Magic of Cities|

Ljubljana, Ljubljena – the beloved

Ljubljana with Veronika A book about suicide and madness, about shocking someone into wanting to live by convincing them death is imminent. Oddly, Veronika Decides to Die most of all made me want to see Ljubljana. Nearly 20 years later, and seemingly random, I'm on [...]

11 things you’ll love in Aarhus

Aarhus! Does the name sound familiar? Could be because Denmark’s second city was one of the two designated European Capitals of Culture in 2017. This led to a whole host of publications chiming in: National Geographic, CNN, Lonely Planet and others, all naming Aarhus a must-visit [...]

2021-10-31T12:46:20+00:007 October 2018|11 things, Denmark, Magic of Cities|

11 things you’ll love in Baku

My initial impression of the Azerbaijani capital is that of a giant modernisation project, one where the old and the hyper contemporary vie for attention. The city actually feels a bit... undecided. Baku is a crossroads in every sense: between Europe and Asia, between conventional [...]

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