Budapest brought a sharp and vivid winter – frosty December mornings followed by blistering sunlight come high noon. Christmas in the Hungarian capital still left me feeling surprisingly warm. As beautiful on the ground as it is from the high point on Gellért Hill, Budapest carries a friendly atmosphere not least reflected in the luxurious public baths but also in [...]

Budapest 2017-04-19T14:38:26+00:00


A fantastic place which received me in November 2016. I was struck initially by the beautiful old town square on my first morning of exploration and how the sun tore across that vast open space within this wonderful city. Touristic and happy in it’s overall, I found the city very humble to be in and not without plenty to offer at the [...]

Krakow 2017-04-11T16:59:44+00:00


A recent holiday to the Catalan part of Spain. A wonderfully active yet relaxing environment for a December getaway. The gothic alleyways pour with people as do such locations as Park Guell, a sanctuary of colour and mosaic surroundings. La Sagrada Familia, an amazing structure which pierces the blanket of blue which sits upon this cultural delight of a city [...]

Barcelona 2016-05-02T15:49:30+00:00


A trip to Amsterdam which I had taken 5 years ago this summer. My first time to this beehive of a capital city, swarming with people throughout it does in fact carry interest beyond the red light district and the frenzy of high street shopping. Fantastic heat and friendly people are but an extra special touch considering the gorgeous canal boats [...]

Amsterdam 2018-04-19T12:26:18+00:00


A holiday no more than 5 years past this coming March undertaken by myself and 2 old friends. Beyond the natural landscapes of this beautiful city, it carries a genuine sense of calm rarely found in other cities on my behalf. Aside from the affordability of it’s strong culture of wining and dining there’s a real sense of colour about [...]

Lisbon 2018-04-19T12:26:18+00:00