The Czech Republic’s capital is packed with beautiful buildings, but it is the ugliest building in the world I am drawn to whenever I visit the city. The Žižkov TV Tower in the suburbs is well worth the trip from the centre for Prague’s best views, and it is now home to one of the smallest (and most expensive) hotels you will ever see.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 6 December, 2013
Belgium may be famous for its beer, chocolate and waffles, but it was another Belgian stereotype I went in search of on my recent visit to Bruges – Belgian Fries.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 24 November, 2013
Why bother travelling to Christmas markets across Europe when the UK’s second city hosts the biggest authentic German Christmas market outside Germany and Austria? Now in its 13th year, Brum is the place to come to for bratwursts, beer and Christmas cheer.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 21 November, 2013
Bruges – quaint cobbled streets, cosy canal-side bars and the epitome of romance? Or an overpriced, overcrowded city full of tourist tat? Probably a bit of both. But is it too busy or too beautiful? Here’s my verdict.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 16 November, 2013
Alpacas, albino squirrels and super sexy scones at the finish line. Yes, it’s Warwickshire’s best walk this winter – Draycote Water.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 13 November, 2013
Bruges is a city of superlatives – the best preserved medieval old town, the most gorgeous gothic architecture, the most romantic city. But there will come a time when you’ve seen enough, and fancy a drink and a sit down in one of the many bars. Here are the best three bars in Bruges, in no particular order.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 9 November, 2013
One of my big regrets is that I’ve not written as many blog posts on Hong Kong as I’d have liked to. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the city and the islands, and I wish I could go back one day. Until then, here’s a guest post from Lovestruck Hong Kong‘s Lynn Reid on one of my favourite parts of HK. Take it away Lynn…
Posted by aBitofCulture on 24 October, 2013
When I started this blog back in March 2012, the idea was to write a travel story every time I went away somewhere. Maybe only five or six a year. But because blogging is so addictive, and as most experts say you should blog regularly to maintain an audience, I’ve ended up writing 71 blog posts in 21 months, admittedly not all about exciting destinations. I’ve not left the country since May, but have got a few concrete travel plans at last.
So here’s a round-up of what you can expect to read about over the next six months…
Posted by aBitofCulture on 19 October, 2013
Find a taste of the Deep South, and the best burgers in the country, at Birmingham’s city-centre pub The Victoria.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 12 October, 2013
Although the Peak District National Park covers much of Derbyshire, if you fancy a slightly gentler but no less scenic walk then Carsington Water is for you.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 2 October, 2013