Category European Cities

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – B For Bilbao

Continuing the challenge with day 2, the Basque city of Bilbao. Bilbao Situated in the North of Spain close to the border with France, Bilbao is like no other Spanish city I had ever visited. The language is totally different for a start and the people definitely see themselves as Basque first and Spanish second. […]

Baltic Greats – Riga to Tallinn Part 3

Tallinn, Estonia Having arrived from Riga by train, we soon found our impressive Airbnb that was right on Town Hall Square in the Old Town. As well as a splendid view of the town hall & square from our window, we were also directly above a brightly decorated Christmas Tree. We had arrived on Russian […]

Trains at Valga Station, Estonia

Baltic Greats – Riga to Tallinn, Part 2

Making Tracks Having seen much of Riga’s special charm, we decided on a little side trip to the Baltic Coast. The Jaumeri area has long been popular with the city’s inhabitants due to its proximity to the capital, the white sands of its blue flag beaches and the pine fresh air that invigorates visitors. Riga […]

Aerial View of Riga

Baltic Greats – Riga to Tallinn, Part 1

In 2019 we had a trip booked to two Baltic capitals but had to cancel at the last minute. We decided to rebook for 2020, following exactly the same itinerary that we had planned before flying Air Baltic, staying in central AirBNBs and taking a train between the two cities. All worked like clockwork, the […]

Friday Photo – Wawel Castle, Krakow

The World Heritage site castle was built in the 13th & 14th Centuries in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque styles, initiated by King Casimir III The Great. The views from the top are wonderful, whilst visits to the State Rooms, Armory and the Cathedral situated within the fortification walls are fascinating.

Baku View

2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]

Friday Photo – Salzburg

Today I am in my favourite pre-Christmas location of Salzburg in Austria. Salzach River, Salzburg, Austria

Wordless Wednesday – Christmas Tree, London

Sunday Photo – Cologne Railway Bridge Over The Rhine, Germany

The Hohenzollern Bridge was a road & rail bridge constructed between 1907 and 1911 and reconstructed after WWII when it became a rail bridge only as it is today. Now over 1,200 trains a day cross it to and from the nearby central train station. It is also a stone’s throw from Cologne’s magnificent cathedral and […]

Let It Snow – Norway in Pictures

I awoke this last day of November morning to the coldest day so far this Autumn/Winter. My thoughts immediately turned to snow not being far away and then onto my snowy trip to Norway in January 2018. A perfect excuse to look at my photos and share a few of my favourites.