Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena is poised between the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor, on Spain’s south-east coast. A great place to stop for a short break to soak up some Spanish culture Some great sculptures in Cartagena like The whale tail fin ‘Cola de ballena”, by artist Elorrieta or El Zulo (the hideout) sculpture, a tribute to the victimsContinue reading “Cartagena, Spain”

Blisters in Berlin

I love a city, any city.  The sounds, the sights and the smell.  Pounding pavements and meandering through streets and alleys, but Berlin is massive and it soon became apparent this could not be conquered by foot.  When I say massive, its the sheer scale of everything, from the size of the buildings to theContinue reading “Blisters in Berlin”

Cote d’Azur – Cannes

Day in Cannes by train for a change of scene. Its only about 5 euros and takes about 40 minutes relaxing at the views of the coast.  Not much planned except have a wander and take in the vibe The splendid La Croisette promenade.  The perfect platform for watching the world.  walk from end ofContinue reading “Cote d’Azur – Cannes”

Turquoise Jewels of the Côte d’Azur – Nice

A few days sampling the delights of the Côte d’Azur. First stop Nice. I love a wander around a market and Nice has plenty on offer Marché Aux Fleurs (flowers, food and antiques) Puces de Nice (antiques) Place Saint-François (fish) Place Garibaldi (antiques) Place du Palais de Justice (second-hand books and antiques/arts and crafts) Quai deContinue reading “Turquoise Jewels of the Côte d’Azur – Nice”