Amsterdam sightseeing – Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans - Windmills and the traditional Dutch way of life: Windmills, tulips and clogs are some of the archetypical symbols that come to mind when we think of Holland.  So when the opportunity came to see a real life Dutch windmill, I made a trip to Zaanse Schans so that windmills are no … [Read more...]

Rüdesheim on the Rhine

A Night of Fireworks and Rheingau wines: Rüdesheim is one of the Rhineland's best known wine villages and has many attractions. This charming village is on the route of many Rhine river cruises and as passengers disgorge from their river boats, they are brought to Drosselgasse where they can … [Read more...]

Lisbon | Events and Festivals

Lisbon's month of celebrations: June is Festas de Lisboa and during this month of festivities there will be street entertainment, cinema, music and theatre, parades and folk festivities happening throughout the historic districts and all around town. If you like Fado music, there's a Fado … [Read more...]

Lisbon travel | Lisboa cards

Travel cards to save you time and money: The Lisbon Tourist Office have a few travel cards that can help you save some money and time during your stay in Lisbon. Lisboa Card The Lisboa Card allows free and unlimited travel on Carris buses, trams and funiculars, the underground, as well as on the CP … [Read more...]

Venice – Piazza San Marco

A Piazza full of history: Piazza San Marco is usually the starting point of any sightseeing tour of Venice. There's a lot to see here and within this Piazza are some of the greatest historic landmarks of Venice. At the eastern end are two of Venice's most important landmarks - the Basilica … [Read more...]

Kirkenes Snow Hotel – A Cool Hotel Experience

At the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Everything's Built from Ice: If you are travelling to Norway and would like a hotel that's really cool, literally, and which also promises to be the ultimate in Arctic experience - then take a look at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes, Norway's most north-eastern town and … [Read more...]

A Mozart and Strauss Concert is a Must-do in Vienna

Vienna's Mozart and Strauss concerts: Not everyone's privileged enough to attend Vienna's highly sought after New Year's Eve concert, but when you're in Vienna, you should attend at least one of their many classical music concerts. As you wonder around town, you'll come across many Mozart … [Read more...]

Hundertwasserhaus – An Amazing Housing Block

Hundertwasserhaus - Vienna's higgledy-piggledy apartment block:   Council housing blocks are not what you'd normally want to visit on any holiday sightseeing tours.  However, in Vienna, the Hundertwasserhaus is something quite extraordinary. Hundertwasserhaus was originally a dour … [Read more...]