How to spend a Day in Madrid Mostly for Free

Madrid is a laid back city which is not overly dominated by tourists and is compact enough to be able to walk to all major attractions. A really neat thing about Madrid is that there are many things to do which are either free or cost very little. Enjoy the Glorious Gardens in El Retiro and Walk Along Paseo del Prado – El Retiro is huge … Continue reading How to spend a Day in Madrid Mostly for Free

Ponte de Lima and Braga – two Portuguese towns not to be missed

Ponte de Lima This small town is perhaps the most delightful we have seen so far. It may not be as big and popular as the lovely cities of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra but Ponte de Lima has a special charm. The oldest village in Portugal, it dates back to Roman times and also has excellent examples of medieval architecture such as the famous bridge … Continue reading Ponte de Lima and Braga – two Portuguese towns not to be missed

Picturesque Porto Hot Destination 2017

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN PORTO Porto has been voted top European travel destination for the third time in five years. Situated on the River Douro, colourful historic buildings and homes hug the steep slopes either side of the river. Walk just about anywhere in Porto and you have magnificent views in any direction. Be prepared for lots of steps and steep climbs and … Continue reading Picturesque Porto Hot Destination 2017

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Three: Highlights of Lower North Adelaide

  Walking Lower North Adelaide and beyond  is about discovering  new cafes and unique architecture mixed in with art galleries, more parklands and yes, horses.  Major streets include Melbourne St and O’Connell St for cafes, shops and pubs, Kingston Terrace and Lefevre Terrace for magnificent mansions overlooking parklands and Tynte St and Archer St for heritage housing with a difference. Starting Point   From the corner of … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Three: Highlights of Lower North Adelaide

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Two: Up High in North Adelaide

  The high end of North Adelaide is the city end and this walk includes 3 important Adelaide icons – Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral and Light’s Vision.   Starting Point  – From the corner of North Terrace and King William St  walk about 500 metres north along King William Road past the Festival Centre until you cross the River Torrens. On your left is the Adelaide … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Two: Up High in North Adelaide

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk One: Along North Terrace

      North Terrace is  Adelaide`s premier  boulevard and features major cultural attractions along with trees, gardens, statues, historical buildings and food sensations all within a one kilometre walking distance. Starting point  is the King William St and North Terrace corner right at the  statue of the soldier on horse. You can look north and see the Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval and St Peters Cathedral in the … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk One: Along North Terrace