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...]

Eating out on your Athens holiday

Souvlakis, moussakas and calamari: Greek food is well known the world over and many visitors to Greece arrive already equipped with some knowledge of common dishes like mezes, souvlaki, moussaka, Greek salad, etc.  Some of the names may not be familiar, but we most probably have had some … [Read more...]

The Parthenon – A Temple Dedicated to Goddess Athena

An awe-inspiring heritage from Greece's Golden Age: A highlight of any holiday in Athens is a visit to the Acropolis.  One of the earliest religious complexes in ancient Greece, this awe-inspiring heritage from its the Golden Age still dominates the skyline of modern Athens. The Acropolis is … [Read more...]

Greek sandals fit for gods and goddesses

Greek sandals by a famous sandal maker On my first visit to Athens many many moons ago, I stumbled upon Pandrossou Street and recall my heart rate spiking up as for me this was like discovering an Aladdin's cave of shops.  Pandrossou Street is a pedestrian walkway jammed  with shops on both … [Read more...]

Shopping on your Athens holiday

Athens, a Shopping Mecca for all: Athens is a shopping mecca which caters for all types of shoppers.  From the souvenir collectors to the bargain hunters and to the more serious buyers of artwork, jewellery or sculptures, there is an abundance of choice here. When Athens was awarded the 2004 … [Read more...]

Destination Killarney

Killarney is Famous for its beautiful landscapes and Pubs! Situated in the south-western corner of Ireland, Killarney is the tourist capital of Kerry, and the second most popular tourist destination in Ireland. Killarney National Park is world famous and its three lakes and surrounding … [Read more...]

Austria: Land of the great composers

Austria - a country of geniuses: When you think of what makes Austria a great travel destination, reflect back to all its famous citizens who brought international fame to the country.  Over 250 years after the death of Mozart, we are all still craving for his music.  160 years after the death … [Read more...]

Austria: Hotel Sacher’s Original Sacher-torte

The Original Sacher-torte at Hotel Sacher in Wien: If you love chocolate cakes or anything with a sense of tradition, history or originality, then make sure you allow time on your Austrian holiday to savour the Sacher-torte in the country where this world famous chocolate cake was first … [Read more...]

Salzburg Sightseeing: Sound of Music tour

The Hills are Still alive with the Sound of Music! Fans of the Sound of Music movie will love being in Salzburg as here you'll be able to visit some of the film locations and re-live the movie. Many tour companies do a one day tour of Salzburg, visiting some of the main film locations.  It's … [Read more...]

Austria: Shopping on your Vienna holidays

Shopping Streets in Vienna Mariahilfer Strasse - This is Vienna's biggest shopping street which stretches from the Museums Quartier in the city center to Westbahnhof station. Past the station, Mariahilfer Strasses carries on all the way to the outlying district of Penzing. Along this trendy … [Read more...]