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  • France Paris
    A Sunday Morning Stroll Around the Marais, a District of Paris

    A Sunday Morning Stroll Around the Marais, a District of Paris

    Le Marais is an old Parisian district situated on the north bank of the River. It is a glorious mixture of history, architecture, cultures and cuisine. It is home to the Hôtel particulier, a large private mansion incorporating several bedrooms for the use of guests and some grandiose religious…

  • Wales Monmouthshire
    Tyn Y Llwyn – an Idyllic Country Retreat Near Abergavenny in Wales

    Tyn Y Llwyn – an Idyllic Country Retreat Near Abergavenny in Wales

    Staying at Tyn Y Llwyn is a great experience that starts with the opening of a genuine five-bar gate and driving up a track to a sixteenth century farmyard. The two storey converted stable is cosy, comfortable and enchanting. All I could see for miles around was the agricultural landscape of the…

  • Wales Monmouthshire
    Exploring Abervagenny Beneath the Brecon Beacons

    Exploring Abervagenny Beneath the Brecon Beacons

    In this age of re-cycling the market town of Abergavenny close to the Welsh/English border is doing a good job converting its historic buildings for new uses. A nineteenth century hunting lodge is now home to a museum, the visitor centre occupies an eleventh century tithe barn and the cinema is…

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    Kiev, City of Domes

    Kiev, City of Domes

    Kiev or Kyiv, the capital of the Ukraine is renowned for its high-rise architecture. Elegant nineteenth century residences punctuate its sky line, austere blocks serve as a reminder of Russian occupation but for me the lingering memory is the domes that dominate a grand array of impressive…

  • Austria Vienna
    Landstrasse, District 3 of Vienna

    Landstrasse, District 3 of Vienna

    Landstrasse, also referred to as District 3, in Vienna may be predominantly residential but there are still pockets of this area that reflect the former glory of the widespread Austrian Empire including the splendid Belvedere Park and the Baroque Salesian Church. Less crowded than the historic…

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar
    Minarets and More in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Minarets and More in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Mostar, a city in Bosnia & Herzegovina is divided into two areas by the River Neretva which is spanned by the famous Stari Most, the old bridge. This river once formed the boundary between Croatia and Bosnia but the latter has risen from the ashes of war and today its mosque studded old town is a…

  • Destination 2020 The United Kingdom

    Destination 2020 The United Kingdom

    Exploring natural landscapes is a wonderful way to have a holiday. The United Kingdom or UK has some areas of outstanding beauty. These include the exhilarating St David’s Peninsula in Wales, the unique Isle of Wight off the south coast of England, the New Forest in England and the Lizard, the…

  • Destination 2020 Croatia

    Destination 2020 Croatia

    A long, naturally beautiful coastline studded with hundreds of islands make Croatia ideal for a beach holiday. The Makarska Riviera, with its dramatic back drop of Mount Biokovo is ideally situated for walking holidays. Sightseers will revel in an abundance of pretty historic towns and villages…

  • Destination 2020 - Three Beautiful Baltic Countries

    Destination 2020 - Three Beautiful Baltic Countries

    The Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are gaining in popularity due to their historic capitals of Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn. But, beyond these capitals those prepared to venture further will find stunning natural landscapes pretty villages and remarkable towns bursting with…

  • Seasons Greetings

    Seasons Greetings

    As the year draws to a close it is time to reflect on the past twelve months and to look forward to the next twelve months. My annual Christmas letter is a quick trip through the past year and a peek into the next few months. Season’s greetings to all our readers and wishing you a happy and…