France: Normandy

Coming face to face with a hungry albino alligator was not something I realised could happen in rural Normandy.Luckily, unlike the nearby giant tortoises, this one was not roaming freely at the...

Poland – 4 cities roadtrip

Regular readers will know that if there is an easy way of travelling somewhere, I will more than likely do the exact opposite.Most people intending to visit Krakow find they can fly...

Switzerland: Geneva

As we sat outside a café in the old town of Geneva enjoying some mulled wine, I found myself pondering the paradox the city creates.It is a city in Switzerland, but the...

France: Paris

What is your experience of Paris? Crowded streets, Long Queues, that feeling of getting nowhere fast? Would you believe me if I told you that on a recent weekend break, my better...

Malta & Gozo

If you are looking for somewhere to forget the hustle and bustle of your daily life, I may have found just the place. However, this is between you and me – don’t...

Bristol & Bath

When I suggested to my two younger sons that I might take them away as a joint birthday present, one said, Spain would be nice, the other said a cruise would be...

Malawi

Putting a village on the map Malawi is described as the warm heart of Africa. It has a rich culture, stunning scenery, rolling plateaus, and happy smiling people. Away...

Brno, Czech Republic

Ask anyone to name the first place that comes into their head when you mention “Czech Republic” and invariably, the answer will be “Prague”. Now, as amazing as Prague is, there is...

2-city break: Budapest & Bratislava

It’s my fiancée’s fault really. In conversation, she unwittingly set me a challenge of seeing two (new to us) cities over a long weekend. So, in true adventurer style, I got out...

Czech Republic – The Spa Towns

It's not very often that a town can be described as "happy", but I think I found one recently in the Czech Republic. It was while walking around the park in the...

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