Genoa

A day trip to Genoa. Genoa was one of Italy’s largest maritime strongholds along with Venice. The port today is still thriving with container shipping and tourism through cruises. Genoa differs from many Italian cities, such as Florence and Venice as it is not cursed with throngs of tourists and list of must see attractions. OurContinue reading “Genoa”

Marseille

Marseille is a port city in France in the Mediterranean. It has an industrial but cosmopolitan feel and a diverse cultural scene. Perfect for a weekend away Starting at the Vieux port or ‘Old Port’, it has been the hub of life for over 2000 years. The marina is full of small fishing boats andContinue reading “Marseille”

Gibraltar

Its peculiar to be a zebra crossing away from Spain but Gibraltar is a self-governing British colony, so if you are traveling there from Spain, you must have a passport. Lots of things to remind you of old blighty too, such as these British institutions below  The Rock of Gibraltar The Rock, is a 426 m high monolithic limestone nature reserve,Continue reading “Gibraltar”

Eating our way round Thailand

  Its been about 20 years since my last visit to Thailand and although I have a rule about not revisiting old ground, there is something about Thailand that makes me return.  The people are so genuinely lovely. They don’t call it the ‘land of smiles’ for nothing.  Certainly the people we encountered, were hospitable,Continue reading “Eating our way round Thailand”

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”

Easter in the East Neuk of Fife

We chose the most amazing weekend to visit the East Neuk of Fife.  As they say in Scotland “what a belter”  To say I was mesmerised by the nooks and crannies in this area is an understatement.  My previous experience of Fife was Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and driving through the throng of tourists, students and golfersContinue reading “Easter in the East Neuk of Fife”