A Romantic Walk around Frédéric Chopin's Paris

Paris sights that bring you in touch with Chopin: When Frédéric Chopin left Warsaw in 1830, he  set out for Vienna which he had visited  the year before.  Chopin had aroused interest in his music the previous year  and he now hoped to make a more lasting impression. Unfortunately for Chopin, the … [Read more...]

Sainte-Chapelle – A Gateway to Heaven

One of the greatest Architectural masterpieces: This small chapel is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic architecture and one of the most amazing visual experiences of Paris. Much of this is due to its stained glass windows which surround the entire upper floor.  So stunningly beautiful are its … [Read more...]

La Madeleine – a Church Dedicated to Mary Magdalene

Built as a temple to honour the glory of Napoleon's Army: La Madeleine is a church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, but when it was built, it was intended as a temple to honour the glory of Napoleon's army.   Its style is Neo-Classical and it was inspired by the Maison Carrée in Nimes, but  had … [Read more...]

A Walking Tour of Paris’ Fascinating Latin Quarter

Get in on the secrets, myths and mystique of Paris Latin Quarter: Paris' history began on the Left Bank or Rive Gauche. The area, south of the River Seine,  has always attracted great artists, writers, philosophers, revolutionaries and musicians. Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Robespierre, … [Read more...]

Pfund Molkerei – The World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop

The Guinness Book of Records has Pfund Molkerei as the World's Most Beautiful Dairy Shop: Porto in Portugal has the most beautiful bookshop in the world, but Dresden certainly has the "most beautiful dairy shop in the world". But don't take my word for it - check it out for yourself in the … [Read more...]

An Elbe River Cruise in a Historic Paddle Steamer

The Oldest and Largest Paddle Steamer fleet in the world: Long before the Elbe River became home to the very popular European river cruises of today, steamships have been plying the Elbe transporting goods and passenger traffic. In fact, it has been 174 years since royal assent was given for … [Read more...]

Discover the Rheingau Riesling Route

A region rich in history, traditions and legends, not to mention great wines: The Rheingau Riesling Route stretches over 70 km from Lorchhausen to Florsheim and is a region that's rich in history, traditions and legends, not to mention the great rieslings. The Romans left a rich legacy of … [Read more...]

The Agatha Christie Mile – English Riviera

Walking in the footsteps of Agatha Christie: Agatha Christie fans know that the Queen of Crime was born in Torquay in the English Riviera.  Through the prolific success of her many novels, she has brought much fame and interest in the area. When you visit Torquay you can walk in the footsteps of … [Read more...]

Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective

221b Baker Street is one of the most famous addresses in London: If you've watched the latest and very modern Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, you would have been reminded of 221b Baker Street, the home address of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. Well, at least … [Read more...]