Helsinki – Finland’s Capital City

Helsinki, A Fascinating Mixture of Historical and Ultra-Modern: Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has the distinction of being the second northern-most capital city in the world. Although its main attractions and monuments are a stark reminder of its past history, Helsinki today is a very … [Read more...]

Via dell’Amore – Cinque Terre’s Pathway of Love

Seal your Love with a Padlock at Via dell'Amore: Via dell'Amore is Cinque Terre's most famous walk and one that most visitors to Cinque Terre are capable of doing. Apart from some steps up to the trail, it's an easy 25 minutes walk on flat, paved walkway that stretches for some 850 metres. … [Read more...]

Destination: Amsterdam

Amsterdam Attractions and Things to Do: Many people think of Amsterdam as the capital of the Netherlands, but the actual seat of the government is at Den Haag. Nevertheless, Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands and as far as tourism is concerned it is also the most visited, with … [Read more...]

Livadia (White) Palace, Yalta Conference, Yalta

Livadia Palace - Site of the 1945 Yalta Conference: Anyone interested in WWII history will have heard of the 1945 Yalta (or Crimean) Conference.  It was here at the Livadia Palace that the Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to negotiate how post-war Europe  was to be carved up. Livadia is a … [Read more...]

Portugal: Madeira’s Flower Festival

Madeira's Flower Festival Spring is in the air in Europe and along with spring comes the glorious flower festivals. Whereas Chelsea's annual May Flower Show is world renowned, Madeira has a Flower Festival that dazzles. Every April, the main streets of Funchal are filled with celebrations to … [Read more...]