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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.

Enjoying East Bohemia, the Czech Republic’S Hidden Secret WorldWideWriter 4d

East Bohemia is a beautiful - and diverse - region just an hour away from Prague, yet it is almost…

Czechia #sightseeing

Travelling Like a Local on Sarfaq Ittuk, the Greenland… WorldWideWriter 11d

Sarfaq Ittuk, the Greenland coastal ferry, is an essential transport service for local people. But…

#nature #sightseeing #transport

In Search of the Old Telephone Kiosks of Copenhagen WorldWideWriter 25d

Several of the old Art Nouveau style telephone kiosks of Copenhagen remain, many of them now…

Denmark #building #city #history #sightseeing

Freetown Christiania: Copenhagen’s "Independent Republic" WorldWideWriter 29d

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 36d

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

Italy

Leiden, an Alternative to Amsterdam? WorldWideWriter 46d

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 53d

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 60d

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 67d

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 81d

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 88d

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 95d

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 102d

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 109d

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 123d

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 130d

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 137d

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 151d

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 158d

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 165d

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

Gibraltar #history #sightseeing