The London Mithraeum

There are secrets beneath the streets of London. The Mithraeum is one of London’s newer attractions and is free.

Liberation Day in Amsterdam

Liberation Day is a special commemoration in Holland. The historic walk can be done at any time through the year

The Beauty of Botero

I’m not an expert on art but am always open to learning more. Before visiting Colombia I had never heard of Botero. Having just eaten a typical Colombian portion of lunch I needed to walk off the calories so heading to the Botero Museum seemed like a good idea. Botero donated the works of art…

Gold and Grafitti

Bogota felt like an immense treasure trove of history and culture just waiting to be explored. After all this is the land of El Dorado.The Gold Museum is perhaps one of the city’s most famous attractions. With over 34,000 pieces of history relating to gold in Colombia this is one of the world’s greatest museums…

The Perfect Gin and Tonic

It was William of Orange who introduced gin to England when he came to the throne in 1688. Overnight the nation turned into a country of gin drinkers as it grew in popularity. In 1793 the Blackfriars Distillery started making gin for the Royal Navy. In those days gin was served for officers and was…

Visiting SeaCity

When I was small I remember visiting Southampton to meet my grandparents after their many cruise holidays. Their tales of adventure in far away countries had me reaching for the atlas and planning my journeys. In short, it inspired a lifetime of travel. I noticed Sea City as I walked through Southampton and couldn’t resist…

Discovering the Charterhouse

Smithfield is an area of London that is full of history. There’s the fabulous church at St Bartholomew the Great, the plaque dedicated to the execution of William Wallace, pubs tucked away in back streets, and now The Charterhouse has opened its doors to the public. I love walking round this area, partly because I…

Malta at War Museum

A museum giving an insight into the resilience and courage of the Maltese people.