The Most Beautiful Building I Ever Did See: Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana

The Most Beautiful Building I Ever Did See: Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana

Oh. My. Days. If there is one thing the stunning city of Barcelona is known for, it's the city's unique architecture, and mostly the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí was the most well known architect of the Catalan Modernism movement which swept across the city at the beginning of the 20th century, and nowadays people [...]

One Day in Naples

One Day in Naples

When I declared to anyone on the ship who would listen that I was 'soooo excited' that we were docking in Naples, I mostly heard back replies along the lines of 'I hate Naples, it's a dangerous place,' 'I won't bother getting off the ship that day,' and 'Naples is dirty.' In fact, not one [...]

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 [...]