Bologna’s Mouth-Watering Food Market

A Walking Tour Down the Bologna Food Market: The Emilia-Romagna region is famous as a food centre and when we visited Bologna we were very much looking forward to sampling some of its gastronomic delights. During our whistle-stop visit to Bologna we took a stroll down Via Pescherie Vecchie … [Read more...]

Krka and Trogir – Croatia Road Trip Part 4

Waterfalls and a Museum without walls - Krka and UNESCO World Heritage Trogir From our stopover in Zadar, we continued further south in this fascinating country to explore the unspoiled beauty of another National Park - Krka - and the town of Trogir. The scenery on this next leg of the trip is … [Read more...]

Things to See in Dubrovnik

Sponza Palace

Things to See in Dubrovnik - Some Dubrovnik Attractions: Contained within the medieval city walls of Dubrovnikare the monuments and sights that tell of the history of its beautiful Old Town (Stari Grad). Starting from the Pile Gate, we take a walking tour down the Stradun and the other narrow … [Read more...]

Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’

Dubrovnik, the Jewel in Croatia's Crown: The remarkably well-preserved medieval walled city of Dubrovnik enjoys accolades like the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' and 'Jewel in Croatia's Crown'.  As they say - a picture paints a thousand words - and it's easy to see from the above image why Dubrovnik … [Read more...]

Visiting the Roderturm – Rothernburg’s Wall Tower

The Roderturm Provides Fabulous Aerial Views of the Old Town : A charming part of the skyline of Rothenburg are the towers (turm) that form a part of the city's fortress walls and gateways.  There are several towers along the city wall and its interesting to see that they are all quite … [Read more...]

Pamukkale Antique Pool – Swimming in Cleopatra’s Pool

Pamukkale's Antique Pool - A Sacred Pool In Which Cleopatra Is Believed to Have Swum: Hierapoliswas popular for its thermal springs during Hellenistic times, but it was during the Roman period that the city's reputation as a health centre boomed. The hot springs, with its mineral rich waters are … [Read more...]

Did Hadrian build Hadrian’s Wall – We find out on our walk

Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail: Well, yes and no. But more about that later.... If there's one walk you want to do in Northern England that will take you back to the Roman era, then Hadrian's wall is for you. We had long thought about walking the wall and an opportunity came up last … [Read more...]

How to get to St. Mark’s Square: Venice Guide

How to get to St. Mark's Square from just about everywhere in Venice Let's face it, at some stage every visitor to Venice wants to get to Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's Square, and the truth is that there are little signposts to it from just about everywhere. Unfortunately, Venetian street directions … [Read more...]

Gondolas in Venice

Gondolas in Venice Not just a rowing boat - how it's built, traditions and "the gearbox"... A Gondola can be up to 11 metres long and 600 kg in weight, but still only needs one man with his single oar to propel it along, albeit in a stately fashion. Not many people … [Read more...]