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Top 7 Places to Drink Beer in Europe

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:45:25 +0000

Europeans have some of the best beers in the world. In fact, it is absolutely possible to base one’s entire holiday on a holiday surrounded by Europe’s diverse breweries. The reason for this is that Europe’s oldest and best breweries are in some of the most stunning cities that Europe has to offer. Some examples […]



An Amsterdam Food Tour by Withlocals

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:57:10 +0000

As one of my friends is thinking of visiting the Dutch capital, I decided to have a look online to to get some ideas for her on things to do in Amsterdam. I thought that going on a couple of tours would give her an introduction to the city, and be an opportunity for her […]



Add It Up Exhibition by Jac Leirner at Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:00:19 +0000

The Add It Up exhibition featuring the work of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner runs until 22 October at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. Much of Leirner’s work is constructed of everyday objects. Below are my favourite pieces in the exhibition. Leveled Spirit consists of 38 spirit levels. Blue Phase is made of 50.000 obsolete Brazilian […]



Centre Pompildou Malaga Spain

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:10:40 +0000

As I ascended towards Gibralfaro Castle in Malaga, I was curious about the coloured glass cube that I could see near the port. The following day, I decided to investigate. It turned out that it was an installation at the Centre Pompidou Malaga. I found seat in the shade to do some research on the […]



Caminos de Exilio Outdoor Photo Exhibition in Malaga, Spain

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 05:59:32 +0000

The Caminos del Exilio (Paths of Exile) outdoor photography exhibition is located in muelleuno shopping centre, close to Centre Pompidou Malaga. The exhibition was organised by the French Institute of Spain. The photo above, depicting migrants wrapped in foil, was hauntingly similar to the Ghosts installation by Kader Attica (photo below) on display at the […]



A Sense of Place: 20th Century Scottish Painting at the McManus Galleries Dundee

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:38:44 +0000

15′A Sense of Place :20th Century Scottish Painting‘ runs until Autumn 2017 at the McManus Galleries in Dundee. The exhibition features works by Scottish artists, predominantly of landscapes. Below are photos of my favourite works in the exhibition. The Lovers by John Bellamy Island by James Howie  Loch Tulla by John MacLauchan Milne  Rain on […]



Review of Blacklane Professional Driver Service

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:55:14 +0000

On my recent trip to Porto, Blacklane offered me vouchers to try out their professional driver service for my airport transfers. I booked my rides around five weeks before my trip. You can cancel your Blacklane ride free of charge up to one hour before pick up. The price quoted includes taxes, tolls, fees and […]



7 Sure-fire Ways to Make Travelling Stress Free

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:54:44 +0000

They say that ‘half the fun is getting there.’ However, this is not always true. Travelling not only leaves you exhausted and fatigued, but commercial flights also waste your time and can potentially kill your excitement. Regardless of whether you are a business traveller, leisure hunter, regular tourist or honeymoon goer, you can make your […]



Photography Exhibition About the Huni Kuin People at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis Porto

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:59:39 +0000

When I visited the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in Porto this morning, I enjoyed the Photography Exhibition About Huni Kuni People. The poster at the musuem foyer said that the exhibition ran from 13 – 16 June 2017, but it was still there on 18 June 2017. Below is a selection of my […]



10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:33:46 +0000

Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey made up of geological anomalies, known for its ‘fairy chimneys’, rock hewn churches and bronze age cave homes. Used in ancient times as a refuge and shelter, the region has a notable history, in recent years it has become one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations and it is […]