The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Spain's Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea not far from the coast of Catalonia. While the island itself is renowned as a hotspot for German and English holidaymakers, I hadn't really heard much about its capital city, and didn't have any idea what to expect. After spending [...]

Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure

Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure

The day before I arrived in Marseille, two buildings collapsed. The townhouses had been on the brink of tumbling down for years, but there's no real guidelines from the government here about what makes a structure 'liveable,' and it's estimated that around 40,000 of the city's residential buildings are unsafe or unfit to live in. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]