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, [...]

2019-06-12T12:10:47+01:0013 November 2017|11 things, Magic of Cities, Serbia|

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, [...]

2020-08-04T12:39:41+01:0028 April 2017|England, Magic of Cities|

11 things you’ll love about Kraków

Welcome back to Poland. I've written about Gdansk and Warsaw earlier. Today, we're heading south, to Krakow. Like Warsaw, Krakow's Historic Centre is a World Heritage site, to be specially preserved for future generations. Here's UNESCO's take: The historic centre of Cracow, the [...]

24 hours in Leipzig (Day out Berlin)

"Wir sind das Volk!" That was the Leipzig war cry during those world changing weeks in the autumn of 1989: "We are the people!" On 9 October 1989, 70 000 people gathered in Leipzig. This is where it all began, the Peaceful Revolution that ended one month [...]

2020-08-27T14:15:16+01:0024 October 2016|Daytrip, Germany, Magic of Cities|

11 things you’ll love about Dresden (Day out Berlin)

Dresden is only two hours away from Berlin by train, but do try to find time to spend at least one night in this beautiful Saxon city. Here are 11 reasons why: 1. Altstadt (Old Town) and Brühlsche Terrasse Until World War II, Dresden was [...]

2020-08-27T14:14:47+01:0013 October 2016|11 things, Daytrip, Germany, Magic of Cities|

11 things you’ll love about Almaty

I’ve been in Almaty nearly a week now, and I’ve enjoyed myself tremendously here. The city is beautifully located at the foot of the Zailiyskiy Alatau Mountains (or the Tian-Shan Mountains, their better known Chinese name), it’s summer, the weather is lovely (even the occasional [...]

2020-06-29T12:31:52+01:006 July 2016|11 things, Kazakhstan, Magic of Cities|

12 Instagrams of Pyongyang

You know I like to visit the world's curious places. Here on Sophie's World we've presented a few cities and regions by Instagram - many of them a wee bit off the beaten track, such as Sofia, San Remo, Dar es Salaam, Tbilisi or Arctic [...]

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