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  • Kutna Hora Bone Church – The Ossuary
    Kutna Hora is an easy day trip from Prague. There is plenty to see including the fascinating and macabre ossuary – the Kutna Hora bone church Continue reading
  • Pilsners for Pedestrians in Prague
    Some cities are beautiful. Others are plain ugly. Some are superficially unattractive and their charm needs to be discovered when you explore them. But Prague’s architecture ensures that it is one of the most elegant cities in the world. It’s a great size for walking around too. A long weekender city break will ensure that … Continue reading



  • Things To Do In Rovaniemi In Winter
    Finnish Lapland is best known as the home of Santa. But there loads of activities to enjoy in the area. Here is a guide for things to do in Rovaniemi in winter. Continue reading
  • VTW Go Finland and Meet Leningrad Cowboys
    They’ve been to America (Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)) and they’ve met Moses (Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)) so VTW Go Finland is perhaps an appropriate foodie film excursion. Those curious about the Leningrad Cowboys band and their work with legendary low-key Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki should check out the review here before purchasing their … Continue reading



  • A Winter Iceland Itinerary
    Iceland is a perfect destination for a fly-drive holiday even in the middle of winter. Here’s our week long winter Iceland itinerary. Continue reading
  • Icelandic Lobster in Hofn
    Iceland is a wonderful destination to visit and, while many visitors fly into Reykjavik to tour the Golden Circle and bathe in the Blue Lagoon, the country has many other beautiful places to see further afield. We toured southern Iceland for a week in winter, after picking up a hire car at Keflavik airport. It … Continue reading


  • Riga Black Balsam
    The Latvian capital of Riga is both beautiful and sociable. Over the years Riga has gained a reputation as a place for hen/stag parties, but it is a city rich in heritage and culture and has a great foodie scene as well. The old town is so charming and historically important that it has been … Continue reading





  • Visa-Free Travel to Russia
    Travel to Russia visa-free: You can’t stay for long but it’s a great opportunity to see the highlights of an amazing country. Continue reading
  • Red Square and Red Soup in Russia
    When we were travelling in Moscow, in between visiting Red Square and the Kremlin, we ate lunch with a local guide who declared, “Russians do not consider a meal to be a meal unless it has soup.” Which seems to be an entirely reasonable sentiment. Borscht isn’t a favourite soup in the UK, largely because … Continue reading


  • A Day in Ronda
    Ronda is a delightful town in Andalusia. There’s plenty to see including its dramatic bridge. Here’s our guide for spending a day in Ronda. Continue reading
  • RECIPE: Salmorejo
    Salmorejo is a cold tomato soup, originating from Andalusia. We first tried it in Seville and loved it. Here’s our recipe for salmorejo. Continue reading



  • Cheesy Snacks on a Kyiv Walking Tour, Ukraine
    Kyiv is a great city for a walking tour. Its size is such that it is possible to see many of the sites on foot but it also has a great public transportation system. The metro, like many underground subways constructed during the Soviet era, has beautifully ornate stations. Arsenelna is the deepest underground station … Continue reading
  • Chernobyl
    We visited Chernobyl a couple of years ago, before the utterly splendid award winning drama was broadcast. At the time it wasn’t an obvious choice as a place to visit but we learned that the exclusion zone had been considered safe enough for tourists and we thought that it would be fascinating. Many people asked … Continue reading
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