Bringing the world home: Books, the Algerian edition

Spring of 2020: days, weeks, months (we'll stop there) dominated by a vicious virus. The spring of corona. 'If the mountaine will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will goe to the mountaine', said Francis Bacon nearly 400 years ago. 'We can't travel the world. But [...]

Sorrisniva igloo hotel: transient icy charm

We haven't talked about quirky sleeps for a while here. Time to remedy that. And what's quirkier than a hotel that exists only temporarily? Built when winter arrives and slowly melts away into nonexistence when spring makes its presence felt. Then the process is repeated [...]

2020-02-25T20:43:44+00:0019 February 2020|hotels & lodgings, Norway|

Langhoff & Juul: a boutique hotel on the sea shore

The old port town of Ebeltoft is a summer favourite. But is it great only in summer? Our little blogger collective travelled to Denmark to find out. Turns out the little town with the cobbled streets and medieval houses is sweet also in December. During [...]

2020-01-21T13:33:17+00:0019 December 2019|Denmark, hotels & lodgings|

Marian’s Guesthouse: An Oasis in Dushanbe

Considering a visit to Dushanbe and wondering where to stay? Dush-where, you ask? Well, Dush is where it's at. Skopje, Pristina, Astana, Pyongyang, Vaduz, Chisinau - you may remember I'm forever intrigued by the quirky and often lesser-known national capitals of the world. A city of 800 [...]

2020-06-29T12:30:17+01:0016 August 2018|hotels & lodgings, Tajikistan|

The Palmyra Hotel in Baalbek: Wacky, Weird and Wonderful

We don’t write heaps of accommodation reviews here on Sophie’s World. Can’t be just any boring old accoms, you see. It has to be unique, like a lighthouse, say. Or a shipping container. Or an exceptionally beautiful hotel. Or a combination hotel/refuge for asylum seekers/artists' [...]

2020-02-16T15:35:13+00:0028 May 2018|hotels & lodgings, Lebanon|

The Principal Manchester: a gorgeous space in a gutsy city

You know how you sometimes wander around - or drive around - a city, searching for the hotel you've booked, increasingly wanting to put a curse on the annoying SatNav lady for leading you astray yet again? Well, that won't happen with The Principal Manchester. [...]

2019-06-12T12:13:12+01:005 December 2017|England, hotels & lodgings|
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