Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter – The Barri Gòtic

Explore Barcelona's Roman and Medieval Heritage in the Barri Gòtic: The Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) is one of Barcelona's most famous and interesting areas. This is where the early Roman city of Barcino was established and in this area one can also find streets and buildings from the Middle … [Read more...]

Getaria – A Town of Fishermen, Navigators and a Couturier

Getaria is Famous as the Birthplace of Elcano and Balenciaga: On route from Bilbao to San Sebastian, we travel through Getaria, a medieval, walled coastal town in the province of Gipuzkoa. One of Getaria's most famous sons is Juan Sebastián, Elcano the first man to circumnavigate the globe in … [Read more...]

Santorini – The Hottest Destination in the Greek Isles

Santorini - A Top Greek Island in the Cyclades: Santorini (or Thira as it is offically called) has always been a popular destination for individual travellers seeking some island adventure or relaxation.  However on our latest visit  we found that this Greek island is now on the itinerary of … [Read more...]

Costa del Sol – Spain’s Beach Capital

Costa Del Sol is Spain's Beach Capital: Costa del Sol is an area on the southern coast of Spain, just to the east of Gibraltar. With 160 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, the Costa del Sol is one of Spain's most popular holiday destinations. This coastal strip provides the allure of its … [Read more...]

Madrid – A City of Art, Life and Entertainment

Madrid is a City of Art, Life and Entertainment: Madrid today is one of the major tourist hotspots in Europe. Once ground zero of the Spanish Inquisition, it is now best known for its life-celebrating art, outstanding shopping centres, restaurants and lively nightclubs. For the visitor, … [Read more...]

Istanbul – A City Where East and West Do Meet

Istanbul Attractions and Tours, Istanbul Hotels and Istanbul Things to Do: Istanbul is a city of many contradictions. It is Asian and European, modern and ancient, religious and secular, mystical and practical and what makes it so appealing is the co-existence of all these opposing … [Read more...]

Visiting the Historic Plymouth Barbican

The Plymouth Barbican is Home to Britain's Maritime Heritage: The Barbican, Plymouth's harbour area was an old trading port and is home to Britain's maritime heritage. It was from Plymouth that many of the early pioneering voyages set sail. Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Walter … [Read more...]