It was only recently that Cyprus appeared on my radar in terms of a potential holiday destination. Of course for a country to feature on my shortlist, it has to offer more than beaches. After researching, I found quite a bit to do and see.
Unlike its neighbours, Belarus is not part of the European Union Schengen travel zone. However, Belarus introduced visa free entry in 2017 and just recently extended this from 5 days to 30 for many visitors including UK, USA, Canada and Australia. See here for full list. The capital, Minsk is starting to catch on as an alternative […]
Aldwych tube dates back to 1907, when it first opened as Strand station. At the time this was the terminus and only station on the short Piccadilly line branch from Holborn. It’s been closed since 1994, but is regularly used for filming and periodically features on the London Transport Museum Hidden London tour list. Tickets to visit will be […]
I’ve heard it referred to as The Rome of the North and more recently the G- spot of Europe. Certainly two very extreme claims for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. I can’t claim to be able to confirm either reference, as I’ve not been to Rome. However, Vilnius it’s definitely somewhere I would recommend you […]
Head to the beach in Lithuania straight after a storm and you might just be lucky enough to nab yourself a few bits of amber washed up along the shoreline. It’s fossilised tree resin and has been found there, and many other places in the world, for thousands of years. I finally visited the capital, […]
This year’s Open House London will be on 22nd and 23rd September. There are a number of places that are only accessible by advance booking or via a ballot which will be released today, so check out the Open House site and keep an eye out for additional buildings being added in the coming weeks.