A Taste of Belgium

Arriving late in the day in Brussels what better thing to do than head to the Grand Place with its palaces, old guild halls and town hall illuminated against the night sky. Crowds of people were enjoying the open air cafes in this square voted Europe’s most beautiful in 2010. The Town Hall was built in stages beginning in 1401. Subsequent bombardments and fires led … Continue reading A Taste of Belgium

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

Picturesque Porto Hot Destination

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

Colourful Cordoba in Spring

Thirty hours after leaving Adelaide we have arrived in colourful Córdoba in Southern Spain. Lucky us to commence our trip in this small, serene city where the weather is warm and long, balmy evenings soothe the soul.We are only here for two days-a chance to catch our Spanish breath and discover a new city for the first time. Highlights of our 48 hours in Cordoba … Continue reading Colourful Cordoba in Spring