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A weekend in… San Sebastian

Oh, San Sebastian, my first Spanish love. I spent about two weeks in San Sebastian this summer, which added to the love affair I’ve had with the Basque beauty since 2007. I’ve spoken about my favourite food in the city before, but now I want to show that there’s more to San Sebastian than pintxos. […]

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A weekend in… Hong Kong

I know you’re already thinking it. What? She wants me to go all the way there just for the weekend? Well, maybe not literally, but Hong Kong is far and away my favourite place as a stop-over. A weekend in Hong Kong is by far better than doing the long-haul in one go between Europe […]

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A weekend in… Prague

Oh, Prague. There’s truly something here for everyone; a city the likes of Mozart, Kafka, Einstein and even Martina Navratilova have each called home. To me it’s dreamier than Paris, more sophisticated than Berlin yet a hell of a lot more down to earth than Vienna. And the one euro beers  certainly don’t hurt. Here’s […]

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A weekend in… Bruges

Studying medieval history? Seen the movie ‘In Bruges’? Or just want to eat lots of chocolate and drink lots of beer? Then look no further than Bruges, tucked away in… well, unfortunately it is in Belgium. Here’s how you can spend a weekend in Bruges. So, what’s the deal? Thankfully, I’ve been able to put […]

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The minibreak

One of the things for which non-Europeans are most jealous of Europeans is the closeness of everything to each other. It was one of the things which drew me to the continent in the first place; the fact that so many languages, cultures and peoples inhabit a pretty small chunk of the world, yet their […]

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