Troy – Where Homer’s Trojan War Was Fought

Troy Is Best Known for the Trojan War as Told in Homer's Iliad: The ancient city of Troy, (or Troia) is best known as the setting for the Trojan War, as told in Homer's Iliad. The legendarily beautiful Helen of Troy, the fight for love, feuding armies, mythical gods and the famous Trojan horse … [Read more...]

Revisiting Calpe on Spain’s Costa Blanca; fifteen years on

Julie Bowman risks going back to the scene of her idyllic childhood holidays in Spain Each summer as school finished for the year, there was only one thing on my mind; two long lazy weeks to just hang out and play in Spain. The usual villa was booked, for something like the eighth year running … [Read more...]

At the Fluted Minaret: live from Antalya

Antalya's Old Town and iconic Fluted Minaret are a must-see Helen Page is in Antalya, looking out over the Old Town, Kaleiçi, and Yivli Minare, the famous Fluted Minaret, one of the oldest of Antalya’s Seljuk monuments and an icon of the city. "So here we are in the old town of Antalya. We came … [Read more...]

Santorini – Live from the magical village of Oia

Famous for its sunset, Oia is the place to stay on Santorini Helen Page greets you from Oia Village on the once volcanic Greek island of Santorini. Oia is in the north western part of Santorini and it is renowned for its magical sunset. "Well after a month of running around Spain and Turkey like … [Read more...]

Pamplona – Where Thrillseekers Come to Run with the Bulls

Pamplona - Best Known for its Fiesta of San Fermin and the Running of the Bulls: Pamplona is a city that's best known for its Fiesta de San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls. For those not familiar with the significance of Pamplona's running of the bulls event, a stroll through the main … [Read more...]

Peñíscola: Live from the Castillo del Papa Luna – a Knights Templar Castle

Castillo del Papa Luna – A Papal Palace and Knights Templar Castle in Peñíscola: Helen Page introduces you to Peniscola from the battlements of the Castillo del Papa Luna, its Knights Templar castle built on a site that was previously an old Moorish citadel. The castle stands on the … [Read more...]

Bilbao – Live from Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao in the Basque Country is the Home of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum: Helen Page introduces you to Bilbao and Jeff Koons' "Puppy" from the forecourt of the Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao, in the north of Spain, is the capital of the province of Biscay and the largest city in the … [Read more...]