How Well-Travelled Are You?

How well-travelled are you? The map above shows in green the 57 countries I’ve visited (if I counted the UK correctly as 4 separate countries, it would actually amount to […]

Postcard of the Week: Oxford

          Baptised the “city of dreaming spires” by the poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and charming cities in Great Britain. Its outstanding architecture and […]

Postcard of the Week: Valle d’Aosta

The Italian region of Valle d’Aosta, also known as the Aosta Valley, borders France to the west and Switzerland to the north. France and Italy share the Mont Blanc (or […]

Strolling through Modena

          A stroll through Modena, Italy, in May 2012. Taking in some of the iconic places in the city, such as a Spritz cocktail and aperitivi at Caffè Concerto in […]

Postcard of the Week: Portofino

This painting of the tiny quay at Portofino, by Italian artist Mara Sanguineti, is vivid and although it features simple lines, it conveys the warmth and fairytale-esque beauty of this […]

Postcard of the Week: Pesto Recipe

Pesto alla Genovese, a speciality of Liguria, is eaten on everything, from pizza to ciabatta to all varieties of pasta. Many tourists come to Italy with a food tour of […]

City View Travel Photography Competition

           A browse on Twitter lead me to this travel photography competition run by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels. To enter I have to tweet the URL of a photo I […]

Postcard of the Week: Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is one of the most beautiful cities in South-East Asia. It’s so petite and intimate that it can barely be called a city in fact. It sits upon […]