Trogir, the Little Venice of Dalmatia

Trogir, the Little Venice of Dalmatia

The town of Trogir is located on the historic Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, not too far from Split (and in actual fact, closer to Split airport than Split itself is), and although it's a place I'd never heard of until I arrived in the beautiful Balkan country, I was so glad that we decided to [...]

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One Night in Berlin (Peppermint schnapps, feta and big brass bands)

One Night in Berlin (Peppermint schnapps, feta and big brass bands)

For the last couple of years, I've spent several months a year living and working in the German city of Hamburg; and despite the fact that collectively those months add up to a significant amount of time, until this Autumn I'd never actually seen anywhere else in the whole of Germany. Which is pretty ridiculous, [...]

A Visit to the Tulips at Keukenhof (Beautiful gardens and angry ladies)

A Visit to the Tulips at Keukenhof (Beautiful gardens and angry ladies)

As synonymous with The Netherlands as the coffee shops of Amsterdam and the wooden clogs of, er, the people who wear wooden clogs, this part of the world is famous for the patchwork fields of brightly coloured tulips that emerge from their bulbs every Spring and create a big old paintbox of gloriousness in the [...]

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

I'm going to be deadly seriously honest here, pals, and say right away that whenever I've been living on a ship that docks at Ijmuiden, this tiny town in the Netherlands has not been everybody's cup of tea. And this is for three main reasons: firstly because it's not a bustling busy city (the closest [...]

I stayed in a cabin on land! The Yotel Air Gatwick

I stayed in a cabin on land! The Yotel Air Gatwick

Back in the day, if I'd have had a flight departing London at 6.30am, I would've taken the last train to Gatwick airport, scoped the area out for a suitable sleeping spot (normally in the South terminal, overlooking the concourse between Departures and Arrivals), and settled down in an attempt to get a couple of [...]