11 things you’ll love about 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 [...]

Grandhotel Cosmopolis: a concrete utopia

In Augsburg’s old town, Grandhotel Cosmopolis is perhaps the most curious hotel in all of Germany; certainly the most unusual I have seen. This particular Grand hotel, you see, functions not only as a hotel, but also as home for asylum seekers, as artists’ studios, [...]

11 things you’ll love about Belgrade

Once there was a country called Yugoslavia. It was a federation of six republics that existed through most of the 20th century. For much of that time, it was essentially held together by one man, Josip Broz Tito. Marshall Tito died in 1980. Soon after, [...]

2018-04-09T18:05:37+00:0013 November 2017|11 things, Magic of Cities, Serbia|

De Koninck: Antwerp in a Bottle

As you may recall, we really like Antwerp here at Sophie’s World. So we just had to return! Earlier, we’ve talked about the city’s three World Heritage sites (three!). This time, I'll tell you about an unusual Antwerp brewery. Sounds, well, not that exciting? That’s [...]

2017-10-10T15:35:12+00:0024 September 2017|Belgium, Food and drink, Magic of Cities|

Things to do in Manchester if you’re not into football

So... imagine you are in Manchester. With a girlfriend - or boyfriend - who's here for one thing and one thing only: footie! You, on the other hand, couldn't care less for the Beautiful Game. You can't even remember what the corner kick rule means, [...]

2018-10-06T13:31:16+00:0028 April 2017|England, Magic of Cities|
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