Santa Maria la Blanca – Europe’s Oldest Synagogue Building

Santa Maria la Blanca - One of the Oldest Synagogue Buildings in Europe: The Santa Maria la Blanca in Toledo (Literally translated as "St Mary the White") is one of the oldest synagogue buildings in Europe and one of the most beautiful that I've seen. Its rather plain exterior is a huge … [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...]

The Egyptian Market – An Exotic Spice Market in Istanbul

The Egyptian Market (Misir Çarsisi) or Spice Market is the Second Largest of Istanbul Markets: The Egyptian Market (Misir Çarsisi) is a spice market in Istanbul. After the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian Spice Market is the second largest of Istanbul's covered market. Construction of the Misir … [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...]

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is One of the Largest Covered Markets  (Kapali Carsi) in the World: The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is grand indeed. With 60 covered streets and up to 4,000 shops, it is no wonder that this sprawling covered market  (Kapali Carsi) holds the distinction of being the largest covered … [Read more...]

Yerebatan Sarnici or Basilica Cistern – Istanbul’s Sunken Palace

The Great Cistern of Justinian is also known as Yerebatan Sarayi or "the Sunken Palace" Istanbul is full of hidden treasures and one which is truly hidden is the Yerebatan Sarnici or Basilica Cistern, an underground reservoir in the vicinity of Hagia Sophia.  Often called the Great Cistern of … [Read more...]

Õllesummer 2014 – Tallinn’s Popular Summer Festival

Õllesummer  - Estonia's Biggest Festival: When summer comes around so does the Õllesummer.  Õllesummer is billed as one of the largest festivals in the Baltic region, attracting thousands to Tallinn to enjoy live music and lots of beer. Õllesummer 2014 Õllesummer will run from July 9 - 12 and … [Read more...]

Steckerlfisch – A Bavarian Fish Specialty

Steckerlfisch is a Bavarian Fish Specialty and also a Popular Oktoberfest Food: A graphic food image that you'll see at the Munich Oktoberfest is at the Fischer-Vroni Steckerlfisch stand. Here you'll see neatly lined rows of whole fish on skewers being cooked over the very long charcoal grill. … [Read more...]

West Highland Way – Classic Walks Itinerary

West Highland Way: Itinerary: Scotland’s West Highland Way walk is a 154 km route that takes walkers along the shore of Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor and up over the Devil’s Staircase, eventually arriving at Fort William. West Highland Way Walk The walk can be done in as little as 6 … [Read more...]