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...]

Shopping on your Sofia holiday, Bulgaria

The Shopping Scene: Over the past years more multinational companies have been setting up in Sofia and there are now more luxurious hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment centres in the city centre.  Along the big boulevards like Tsarigradsko Shousse and Nikola Vaptsarov, a … [Read more...]

St. Sofia Day Celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria

Helen meets a President on her Bulgarian holidays: It's not everyday that one meets a President of a country whilst on holiday and it's certainly not something that you plan for in your travel itinerary. So if by some fluky alignment of the planets, an extraordinary encounter like this happens, … [Read more...]

A walking tour of Athens city

A walking route you can do on your own: Syntagma Square, in front of the Parliament House, is the main square in Athens.  It's also known as Constitution Square and around this area you’ll find the banks, airline offices, shopping centres and malls, restaurants and hotels. This is a good … [Read more...]