Best Cities for a Short Break in Europe

Considering a short break in Europe? These are my top 3 destinations: Budapest, Hungary Why Budapest? It is very good value for a short break – accommodation, food and drink reasonably priced. Fairly compact so…

Istanbul 2 day travel guide – what to see and do

Updated: 2nd August 2018 Considering Istanbul but limited on time? Here’s a guide on how to make the most of this beautiful city if you’re short on time. This post includes: 2 day Istanbul itinerary…

Chris’s Favourite Hotels in Europe and the Rest of the World

As promised in my UK favourite hotels post (click here), here are my favourite hotels in Europe and the Rest of the World. Favourite Hotels in Europe¬† La Perouse, Nice The Hotel La Perouse is…

Where to eat in Florence – Chris’s favourites

I love Italian food and Florence has loads of restaurants to choose from. From Michelin starred, the traditional Osteria, family owned Trattoria, and of course the casual Pizzeria! On a recent visit we tried a…

Visiting Florence – some practical tips for planning your visit

As well as what to see and do in Florence (see this post), here’s a guide with tips on how to plan your visit to this beautiful city… Getting There Although Florence has its own…