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, [...]

What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

The small city of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe is a beautiful, brightly coloured riot of colour, filled with amazing smells and sounds to match. As an overseas territory of France, the culture here is a mixture of French and Caribbean, and when I began tentatively winding my way up and down the quiet streets of the [...]

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 [...]