Outside the former royal stables, on Castle Hill

hot baths, bikes, beer and boats in beautiful Budapest

For three glorious days in late August we were treated to the wonders of a city that has seen many rulers come and go since establishing itself way back in first century BC, beautiful Budapest. We were based near St Stephen’s Cathedral which made for a handy landmark to find our way back after the Read More

Dassia Island and Carpe Diem from Kastani Beach

so much to love in the Sporades

Something we will always agree on is deciding to visit Greece, especially the Greek Islands. Each has her own character and innate charms, their own version of a Greek salad, their own local cheeses and wines and their own view on the world. They are all united in their love of family and food, sharing Read More

Imperial Palace and Circus Maximus

a hopeless Rome-antic

Whenever I try to explain to people how I felt when we visited Rome, my mind races and my words stampede over each other into an incomprehensible babble. No bones about it, I. Love. Rome. From our lovely hosts Vincent and Barbara at Arena House to the waiters who remembered us a second time at Read More

The tracks leading into Birkenau Camp.

Auschwitz & Birkenau

I would find it very hard to believe if someone told me they had never heard of Auschwitz-Birkenau. With my high school history lessons stashed in the deep recesses of my mind, I knew I had to steel myself for the experience of visiting here, though I couldn’t have realised how much they leave out Read More

crackers about Krakow

Over Easter 2015, we were lucky to spend a few days enjoying Krakow, Poland – a city with a fascinating and deep history. Sumptuous architecture, grand and imposing and oozing character this place has seen so much since the Stone Age. We based ourselves at Campanile Hotel and could not fault the service, breakfast buffet Read More

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