Home of the cuckoo clock, the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) gets its name from its dark, slightly sinister canopy of evergreens: this is where Hansel and Gretel encountered the wicked witch. The vast expanse of hills, valleys, rivers and forests stretch from the swish spa town of Baden-Baden to the Swiss border, and from the Rhine […]
Surrounded by forest 93km south of Frankfurt, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its baroque Altstadt, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle, which draws 11.8 million visitors a year. We flew into Frankfurt and took a train to Heidelberg to check into our amazing accommodation (birthday […]
Baden-Baden’s air of old-world luxury and curative waters have attracted royals, the rich and celebrities over the years – Barack Obama and Bismarck, Queen Victoria and Victoria Beckham included. This Black Forest town boasts grand colonnaded buildings and whimsically turreted art-nouveau villas spread across the hillsides and framed by forested mountains.
We arrived in Galway City in the afternoon after spending the morning at the Cliffs of Moher, described by the writer W.B Yeats as “The Venice of the West”. Galway, the city of the tribes, is Ireland’s cultural capital. This free-spirited, artistic and bohemian city has an ambience all of its own. Our guide from […]
We booked a day trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Located on Ireland’s wild rugged Atlantic coast, the cliffs were recently voted as the seventh most wonderful heritage site in the world in a global poll conducted by UNESCO. I was very excited about this trip as have visited Ireland […]
The ever-popular star of the Mediterranean, Mallorca has a sunny personality thanks to its ravishing beaches, azure views, remote mountains and soulful hill towns and it was absolute perfections for my little cousin’s wedding. The wedding took place at the beautiful church of Cami de sa figuera. It was a beautiful day, I loved spending […]
Parts of Palma, such as La Lonja and the Old Town, are steeped in history and photo-worthy architecture, and you can easily explore the narrow streets on foot.
The Duomo is a must see. A massive Gothic cathedral, this looms over the Piazza del Duomo. With over 3,500 statues, 135 spires, and 5 bronze doors, it is not surprising to find that it took 500 years to complete. You will be left speechless by its magnitude.