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Jia Aili at CAC Malaga

A major exhibition by Chinese artist Jia Aili runs until 18 June 2017 at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC) in Malaga. The paintings portray bleak apocalyptic landscapes. Several pieces feature rather forlorn solitary figures. Some of the paintings are enormous. One of the artist’s aims is for visitors to the exhibition to think about […]

Viking Gods and Mosaics at Gothenburg City Museum

The Gothenburg City Museum charts this Swedish city’s history. I’ve always been rather intrigued by the Vikings, so as I had limited time in the museum, I went straight to the ‘Vikingr – Between Odin and Christ’ exhibition. There were sculptures of several Viking Gods. I hadn’t heard of any female Viking gods previously. Freyia […]

Cultural Guide to Eastbourne

Eastbourne, in East Sussex, lies on the south coast of England. It takes around 90 minutes to reach Eastbourne by rail from Victoria Station in London. Eastbourne’s  packed events calendar ensures plenty to do and see at any time of year. Outdoor lovers can enjoy coastal or inland walks, in beautiful countryside with pit stops […]

Visiting Florence in Spring

Spring is one of the best times of year to visit the Italian city of Florence. Below are some ideas for things to do in Florence this Spring. If you are in Florence on Easter Sunday, you can watch Scoppio del Carro (explosion of the cart). This origin of this tradition dates from the First Crusade […]

Now Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh

The first part of the three year long NOW exhibition is on at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art until 24 September 2017. A fair part of the exhibition consists of work by the Glaswegian artist Nathan Coley. It was a bit alarming to see smoke coming for the recently opened Switch House in […]

Why Travelling First Class No Longer Represents Luxury Travel

Those that have had the pleasure of flying class know just how luxurious it can be. Whereas economy is loud, cramped and not very private, flying first class allows you peace, quiet, space and incredible service. For many people, their idea of a luxury vacation involves travelling first class on a flight to an exotic […]

Why You Should Walk Around and Risk Getting Lost in Cities

When I was in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. I decided to walk the two miles to the Botanical Gardens. Although I could have used my Gothenburg City Card to take the tram, I wanted some exercise and the route looked interesting. I found several interesting sculptures in Kungsparken. The concrete oval sculpture provided a […]

Lunch in the Greenhouse at Fridheimar Tomato Farm Iceland

We stopped for lunch in the greenhouse at the Fridheimar tomato farm on our Golden Circle tour in Iceland. The most popular lunch option at Fridheimar is the tomato soup buffet. I opted for this The home-made bread was really good. The other lunch options are pasta and tortilla. My husband had the tortilla and […]

Making the Most of Your Gothenburg City Card

If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, it could be worthwhile buying a Gothenburg City Card. The Gothenburg City Card costs: Adults: 24 hours – SEK 375, 48 hours –  SEK 525, 72 hours –  SEK 675 Children : 24 hours SEK 245, 48 hours –  SEK […]

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Tips on When to Book the Cheapest Flights

Research by Opodo has identified the best days and months to book cheap flights. Analysis of the average price paid during 2016 for return flights from the UK, booked on the Opodo website, uncovered the optimum times to find the lowest prices for flights. Evidently, flights are cheapest if booked on a Saturday or Sunday. […]

Boarding Maritiman in Gothenburg Sweden

Maritiman is a maritime experience centre located on Packhuskajen quay close to the Opera House. It consists of nineteen moored ships joined by walkways. I hadn’t planned to visit the Maritman, it was en route on my walk from the Gothenburg City Museum to Gotheborgsutkiken (aka the Lipstick). I’m not that interested in ships, but once […]

Pingvellir National Park Iceland

Our first stop on the Golden Circle tour in Iceland was the Pingvellir National Park. Pingvellir, translated as Parliament Plains, was the site of the Icelandic legislative assembly between 930 to 1798. Pingvellir is located 45 km northeast of the capital city of Reykjavík. If you come by car it costs 500ISK (approx £3.60) to park […]

China Red Buffet Restaurant in New Market Road Edinburgh

We had lunch at the China Red buffet restaurant in New Market Road,next to the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, on a Sunday. We’d eaten at the other China Red in Grindlay Street, next to the Usher Hall, on several occasions. I was keen to try the New Market Road branch as it advertised a double […]

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

I first visited Gothenburg Botanical Garden when I was in the city in December 2004. When I returned to the city in August 2016, I thought I’d like to see the garden in the Summer. I decided to walk the two miles to the botanical garden from my city center hotel, the Royal Gothenburg. There is […]

Walking around Corfu Old Town

My walk around Corfu Town got off to a rather shaky start. I took the coach from our hotel the Mayor Capo Di Corfu, which was located in south east of the island. As I’d been told by one of hotel receptionists that the coach left from a different location (the Green Line coach station) […]

Review of the Hotel Royal Gothenburg

I stayed at the Hotel Royal Gothenburg for two nights in August 2016. I was hosted by the West Sweden Tourist Board. The hotel is a five minute walk from Central Station. Upon entering the hotel, my attention was drawn to the beautiful painted ceiling above the reception desk. After check-in, I decided to have […]

Icelandic Horse World

When were were in Iceland we spent a morning at Icelandic Horse World. It was around a 20 minute drive from the Hotel Ranga at which we were hosted. I was really looking forward to this, I did some horse riding as a teenager and I’d heard that Icelandic horses are very good natured. As […]

The Art Museum in Gothenburg

Visiting the Gothenburg Museum of Art was one of the highlights of my stay in the city. I started on the top floor in the Nordic at the Turn of the Century and Swedish Modernism galleries. Helmer Osslund’s ‘Autumn Evening Nordingra’ was one my my favourite pieces in this museum. The combination of the large […]

Karla Black Sculptures at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh

When I was in Edinburgh in late November 2016, I visited the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. I had limited time to spend at the gallery, so I decided to stick to one exhibition Karla Black and Kishio Suga | A New Order. I much preferred the pieces by Karla Black, a Scottish artist based […]

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