8 Cathedrals to Visit in Belgium

Having lived in Belgium for exactly ten months now, I've spent a lot of my weekends exploring the many cities and towns around Brussels on day trips. It's been fun to explore this country and experience a new culture. A… View Post

4 Museums to Visit in Brussels

The history in Europe is exceptional - hundreds and thousands of years of knowledge, evolution, innovation and development all clustered on this continent. It should come as no surprise that it seems that every single city then, no matter the… View Post

Visiting Heidelberg Palace

I made a long train journey from Brussels, via Cologne for a day, to reach Heidelberg and it's acclaimed palace on the hill well-known for it's stunning views and deep history. Unfortunately, my visit to Heidelberg Palace was a let… View Post

3 Spots to Visit in Cologne

After my morning visiting the Brühl Palaces just south of Cologne, I made my way back into the city to explore the best of what Cologne (or Köln in German) had to offer. Cologne is a major city in western Germany, easily… View Post

Visiting the Brühl Palaces

Clearly, I can't seem to sit still! Now that borders are opening and restrictions are easing as case rates decline, I'm making the most of my weekends and the long summer days by exploring as much of Europe as I… View Post

How to Spend a Week in Malta

Malta is a tiny island nation in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, situated under the boot of Italy. Following a long history of being conquered by many nations thanks to its strategic location, Malta became independent in 1974 and… View Post

Visiting the Fortified City of Mdina

The fortified city of Mdina (pronounced em-dina) sits in the heart of Malta, visible for miles around with a strong boundary of limestone walls to protect it. Home to stunning architecture and plenty of photogenic doors for which it is… View Post

How to Spend a Day on Gozo

A trip to Malta, made up of seven islands, is not complete without a day trip to Gozo, the second largest island of the group. Gozo is jam packed with beautiful coastlines, scores of artisans and fine foods, religious shrines… View Post