Nov 11 2019
As anyone who knows our family will testify, we do not tend to fit in to the category of luxury travellers. A fifteen pound a night hostel with a spare mattress on the floor and a slightly dodgy shower tends to be much more the norm for us when we travel.
However, I was very fortunate to…
Oct 28 2019
If you are a real history buff you will already know about Gdansk. Formerly known as Danzig, this unassuming city on Poland’s Baltic Coast has played host to many of the most momentous moments of the twentieth century.
Think back to news footage – the grainy reels showing soldiers going off to war, contrasted against propaganda recordings…
Oct 16 2019
Arriving in Gdansk is like pitching up in a perfectly stylised idea of sixteenth century Amsterdam in Jessie Burton’s “The Miniaturist”. Ice cream coloured buildings line the streets of Ul. Dluga, the main street in the Old Town which runs from Upland Gate to Green Gate.
The buildings are almost architectural representations of the famous ‘lody’ or…
Apr 12 2017
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma was built over many hundreds of years, beginning with King James I of Aragon in 1229 but not actually finished until 1691. While on our recent family trip to Palma, we decided to go and have a look at this stunning cathedral that dominates the old town and…
Apr 05 2017
Palma Aquarium was set up in 2007 and is around a fifteen minute drive from the Place Espana in the centre of Palma. It is home to 55 aquariums which house more than 8000 specimens of over 700 species of creatures from many different habitats around the world. These encompass the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean…
Apr 04 2017
“We want to find a pool”. That was the request from both the children this morning when we opened the windows to glorious sunshine and a warmth in the air we hadn’t yet felt since arriving. It was a request that didn’t prove the easiest to fulfil as I rang a few hotels who informed…