Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park - A UNESCO World Heritage Site Plitvice Lakes National Park is another Croatian asset that is on UNESCO's World Heritage listing. Set in the heart of Croatia, it was discovered in 1949. There's some 300 sq kilometres of parkland comprising 16 lakes, forests and … [Read more...]

Shopping on your Croatia holiday

Is there anything to buy in Croatia?: Croatia is not a shopping destination, however that doesn't mean that there's nothing to buy here.  There is a long tradition of handicraft here so one can buy original handmade craftwork such as lace, hand-painted ceramics or jewelry. What to … [Read more...]

Eating out on your Croatia holiday

What is Croatian cuisine?: Food styles in Croatia are varied, depending on the regions, but broadly they can be categorized into two main groups - the inland and the coastal areas.  There is a distinct difference in the types of foodstuff and styles of cooking between the two main regions.  … [Read more...]

Shopping on your Belgium holiday

What to Buy in Belgium? Belgium has made a reputation for itself in a number of products and some of these you don't even have to travel to Belgium to enjoy. Belgian chocolate for example is world famous, not to mention Belgian beers. Other famous products include: Artwork It's an important … [Read more...]

Moules et Frites – Belgian’s national dish

The Moules et Frites is One of Belgium's Traditional Dishes: That Moules et Frites is the national dish of Belgium is enough to get me to this country.  Anyone who likes mussels and who has tried these large steaming pots of mussels in savory broth, accompanied by a bowl of Belgian frites and … [Read more...]

Eating out on your Belgium holiday

Popular Belgian Dishes and What to Eat: To have a little understanding of what constitutes Belgian food, it's necessary to firstly have some background knowledge of the country's history. The Dutch, Spaniards, Franks, Romans, Austrians and French have all invaded Belgium at some point in time in … [Read more...]

Travel to Bruges: A Stunning Medieval Town

Bruges is the Venice of the North: Tranquillity, beauty, history, art, Bruges has it all.  With its maze of waterways, romantic bridges and low skyline, Bruges is also known as the 'Venice of the North'. Bruges is slightly farther away from Brussels than Antwerp, but still conveniently … [Read more...]

Shopping on your Ireland holiday

What to buy in Ireland: Ireland is a country where it's still possible to find high quality handmade goods.  It has a worldwide reputation for knitwear and woollen items, so if you're in the market for nice winter jumpers, scarves, capes, etc. this is the place to shop. Woollens and … [Read more...]

Eating out on your Ireland holiday

A Change in eating patterns Traditionally, the Irish start the day with a calorie-loaded Irish breakfast. This cooked breakfast can contain fried bacon, sausages, eggs (or boiled eggs), black and white pudding and tomatoes. It's served with a couple of slices of home made soda bread. Dinner was … [Read more...]

Bulgaria, a holiday destination

Bulgaria, a country that's both old and new: Bulgaria can be said to be a country that's very old as well as very new.  It's ancient history dates back to the Old Stone Age period of the 1st millenium B.C. and yet it wasn't until 1989 that it broke away from the Eastern Bloc and became an … [Read more...]