WorldWideWriter WorldWideWriter

I am a writer and a traveller. My travels take me to all parts of the world, but my current favourite destinations are Italy, Spain and North America. My blog focuses on "the interesting and the unusual", with a particular emphasis upon history, culture and countryside.

Freetown Christiania: Copenhagen’s "Independent Republic" WorldWideWriter 3d

Freetown Christiania is a self-styled independent republic in the heart of Copenhagen. It is a…

Denmark #city #history #sightseeing

Books to Read Before You Visit Italy WorldWideWriter 10d

My personal selection of books to read before you visit italy.

Italy

Leiden, an Alternative to Amsterdam? WorldWideWriter 20d

Leiden in The Netherlands is packed with canals, history, museums and cafes. It is a great tourist…

The Netherlands #city #sightseeing

Kinderdijk and Its Windmills: a Day Trip From Rotterdam WorldWideWriter 27d

Kinderdijk is an easy day trip from Rotterdam. You can discover windmills, learn about the story of…

The Netherlands #history #nature #sightseeing

How to Enjoy the Art and Architecture of Rotterdam WorldWideWriter 34d

Rotterdam is a great destination for art lovers. And there is lots of art and architecture to…

The Netherlands #architecture #art #city #sightseeing

Five Reasons to Visit Rotterdam WorldWideWriter 41d

Although it is comparatively neglected by tourists, there are many good reasons to visit Rotterdam.…

The Netherlands #city #sightseeing

Testing Out Wine Tourism in Cyprus WorldWideWriter 55d

Testing out wine tourism in Cyprus with visits to the Cyprus Wine Museum and to a mountain vineyard.

Cyprus #drinks

Choirokitia: a Neolithic Site in Eastern Cyprus WorldWideWriter 62d

Choirokitia is a neolithic site in eastern Cyrpus. You can explore the excavations and look at…

Cyprus #history #sightseeing

Crossing the Line: North and South Nicosia WorldWideWriter 69d

Nicosia is a city of two halves: Greek and Turkish. But a border crossing allows you to explore…

Cyprus #city #history #sightseeing

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall and the Guilds of York WorldWideWriter 76d

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall in York is a magnificent building that traces the history of the…

United Kingdom #building #city #history #sightseeing

Exploring Roman York WorldWideWriter 83d

York, or Eboricum as it was once known, was a very important town in Roman Britain. I set out to…

United Kingdom #city #history #sightseeing

Discovering Roman London WorldWideWriter 97d

Although much of Roman London has now disappeared, recent excavations help to bring the past to…

United Kingdom #city #history #sightseeing

Kew Gardens: London’s “Lesser Known” UNESCO World Heritage… WorldWideWriter 104d

Kew Gardens may be lesser known than London's other UNESCO sites, but they are well worth a visit.…

United Kingdom #nature #park #sightseeing

Baelo Claudia and Carteia: Two Roman Towns in Andalucia,… WorldWideWriter 111d

Andalucia in southern Spain is home to many ancient Roman monuments. I visited two Roman towns:…

Spain #history #sightseeing

Exotic Plants and Molly Bloom: the Alameda Botanic Gardens,… WorldWideWriter 125d

The Alameda Botanic Gardens in Gibraltar are colourful and exotic, and have a surprising connection…

Gibraltar #park #sightseeing

Looking Forward to TBEX North America at the Finger Lakes,… WorldWideWriter 132d

Looking forward to TBEX North America 2018 in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

United States #food #museum #nature #sightseeing

Defending the Rock: the Walls and Fortifications of… WorldWideWriter 139d

The fortifications of Gibraltar were necessary to protect it from invaders. Even today the Rock is…

Gibraltar #history #sightseeing

The Hollow Mountain: Gibraltar and Its Caves WorldWideWriter 146d

The Rock of Gibraltar is home to more than 200 caves, some with a history going back to prehistoric…

Gibraltar #cave #history #sightseeing

Book Review: Culture Trails by Lonely Planet WorldWideWriter 153d

Culture Trails is a new travel book from Lonely Planet, with 52 cultural itineraries in cities…

#city #sightseeing

More Than Just a Day Trip: What to See and Do in Gibraltar WorldWideWriter 161d

Don't limit yourself to a day trip: there is lots to see and do in Gibraltar. The Rock offers…

Gibraltar #sightseeing #tips