Category European Cities

St George’s Day

St George is the patron Saint of England, borne out by the Red Cross of St George on a white background being the nation’s flag. St George was born AD 275–281 of Greek parentage and followed his father’s footsteps to become a Roman soldier, rising to the high rank of tribune. The Roman emperor Diocletian […]

It’s A Marble

In late 2014 I went to the marvellous Acropolis Museum at the foot of the Ancient Acropolis in Athens whilst in January 2016 I paid a visit to the Acropolis itself to get the perspective of what I had read about. You can read my account and see some photos from these visits by clicking […]

My Day In Edinburgh

With my good friend Chris moving to Leith, it was an excellent opportunity to spend the weekend in Edinburgh.  From Leith we caught the bus to the bottom of the Royal Mile and scouted around the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence. We satisfied ourselves with external images on this occasion. […]

Slovenian Graffiti

One of the many impressive things that struck me on my recent visit to Ljubljana was the vibrant graffiti and street art. Take a look for yourself……..

Kotor – Not A Secret Anymore

Medieval Majesty in Former Yugoslavia The ancient walled town of Kotor is beautifully located between an alluring fjord and brooding mountains – an absolute joy; when I went in 2011 it was not that well known, which has all changed with it now firmly on the cruise ship itineries. Like it’s near neighbour Dubrovnik, it […]

Spotted By Locals – An Insider’s Travel Guide

The clever social media gurus from Spotted by Locals spotted my tweet requesting off the tourist trail things to do for my quickfire trip to Ljubljana and suggested I download their guide to the city.  The guide is written by residents giving their unique guide on where to go to meet locals rather than tourists.  […]

My European Capital Ranking – Top 5

A drum roll please for my top five! Europe has so many incredible capital cities that whittling it down to my top five was a very tough choice. I know that London is many people’s number one (which I have excluded as it is where I live and work) and from what I know, I […]

My European Capital Ranking – 10 to 6

Now the competition is really hotting up. I bet there are a few people’s number one city in this bunch…… 10 Athens I love Mrs Wilbur’s home city. The acropolis area is wonderful to visit by day and gaze at by night, the Acropolis Museum is great (even for a museum probe like me!), the […]

My European Capital Ranking – 15 to 11

It would not surprise me at all if any of my next five cities featured in many people’s top fives. A brilliant time is hard to avoid in any of them….. 15 Reykjavik It is quite difficult to separate Iceland’s capital from the rest of the wonderful country. I was there for my 50th birthday […]

My European Capital Ranking – 20 to 16

In to the top twenty in my ratings. To be honest there is a very thin line between them and a great time is pretty much assured in all of these fine cities. 20 Bucharest Bucharest scores great points for the huge municipal building (Palace of the Parliament), the worlds second biggest public building after the […]