Winter in Budapest

At the turn of the year, it dawned on me how many trips I'd made to Europe yet, how little I had seen of the Eastern countries. In an attempt to correct that geographical imbalance,  I decided in mid-February to make a trip EAST. I opted for what I considered to be one of the … Continue reading Winter in Budapest


Spring in the medieval city of Rouen

In April I made a family trip to the Norman capital of Rouen in Northern France for my mum's 70th birthday. Judging by the French penchance for almond and cherry blossoms, I don't think we could have picked a more scenic time to visit than during the early throngs of spring. The train ride from … Continue reading Spring in the medieval city of Rouen