In Barri Vell, the old town, narrow alleys and medieval stairs appear around every corner. Suddenly I stumble upon this wonderful, dusty antiquarian bookshop.
For a secular country, Norway observes many religious holidays (and by “observe”, I mean get days off work). Spring is full of holidays – religious and otherwise, including 1 May (international labour day), Ascension Day and Whit Monday. But the most important of all is [...]
For more than 75 years, the charming Cafe de Paris in Geneva on 26 Rue de Mont-Blanc, a 45-second-walk from Cornavin, the central railway station, has been a local institution. And it’s still going strong, despite – or perhaps because – it only has one [...]
Bregenz, though not perhaps Austria's best-known city, is a city dear to me. When I was 15, a friend and I spent the summer, officially doing a language course, but in reality concentrating on beer, boys and night clubs we were much too young for. [...]
I was in Denmark last weekend, at TBEX Copenhagen, a Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference - organised by Kim, Maren and Courtney of Galavanting. If you aren't interested in blogging - or conferences - feel free to skip this post. Instead, perhaps I can entice you [...]
Arab hospitality is legendary. In the Middle East, I have encountered the kindness of strangers more often than anywhere else.
I had just spent a hot August-day exploring the ancient ruins of Butrint, one of two World Heritage sites in Albania. Waiting for the ferry to Corfu, I ambled about the streets of the port city Sarandë. Soon, I was accosted by a large, unruly [...]