Baku Old Town – Azerbaijan
Apr30

Baku Old Town – Azerbaijan

 The Old Town, Baku After walking around and admiring all the very futuristic architecture of Baku, you soon stumble across the Old Town, the old historical core of the city. The Old Town Baku, or to give it it’s proper Azeri name, Icheri Sheher, is the oldest historical centre of Baku dating from the 12th Century.  It’s surrounded by a turreted wall that’s been beautifully restored, and the tiny inner roads are car...

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The Chocolate House, Luxembourg
Mar06

The Chocolate House, Luxembourg

Death by Chocolate in Luxembourg City….! If you’re wandering around Luxembourg doing a bit of sightseeing, you are eventually going to come across this gorgeous little coffee shop called the Chocolate House, in the old part of the City. It looked so warm and inviting, with its beautiful pink flower arrangements in giant silver urns that line the entry way into the shop, and there are cosy sheepskin seat covers and red...

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A very festive Christmas market….
Dec07

A very festive Christmas market….

…. in Old Town Square, Prague I’ve just had the pleasure of visiting the fabulous Christmas Market in Prague’s Old Town Square which is situated between the Astronomical Clock and the imposing Gothic twin towers of the Church of Our Lady Before Týn. They had only just started to put up the little wooden huts and the giant Christmas Tree in readiness for the yearly tradition that goes on for a month throughout late...

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The Art Nouveau Cafés of Prague
Dec03

The Art Nouveau Cafés of Prague

I love a good latte…. and I knew that when I got to Prague, I was going to find a very good coffee from the plethora of coffee shops that have sprung up in the last few years. There are hundreds of cafés (or what the Czech call “Kavarna”), virtually everywhere in Prague, and there seems to be one on every street corner.  As the City has become progressively cosmopolitan, the number of trendy cafés has risen and after...

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Gamla Stan, Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden
May11

Gamla Stan, Old Town, Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Stan, The Old Town, Stockholm I think Gamla Stan is the first port of call if you’re visiting Stockholm, especially for sightseeing.  It’s the Old Town of Stockholm, and the historic heart dating back to the 13th Century.  It’s situated on one of the three main islands that make up Stockholm and it’s virtually closed to cars as the streets are so narrow. The Old Town Today It’s lovely walking round...

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