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...]

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...]