Prague Art

Marion Hume | November 19th, 2012

Photos by Peter Hunt
If you are feeling arty, fly straight to Prague.
From Frank Gehry’s Dancing House (also known as Fred and Ginger House), the streets are awash with visual treats. You turn a corner and there are some weird babies with TVs for faces, by David Cerny, crawling towards you. Out on the river, there’s [...]

Czech Republic, Europe, Slideshows

Hogmead in Nairobi, Kenya

Marion Hume | November 9th, 2012

Photos by Fuzz Dyer
If you want wildlife with your breakfast (not in your breakfast, you understand) then I can think of no better place than Hogmead, in the leafy and gorgeous Karen district of Nairobi, Kenya where a wild boar might just saunter past as you are enjoying an early morning plate of poached eggs. [...]

Africa, Kenya, Miscellaneous, Slideshows

The Prague Parachutists, Czech Republic

Marion Hume | October 24th, 2012

I am standing on the spot where the course of history changed. I am in Prague, perhaps 100 yards from Frank Gehry’s famous 1996 building, The Dancing House, but it is not modern architecture I have come to see.
Instead, I have walked into the crypt of a church you could easily stroll past and [...]

Czech Republic, Europe, Miscellaneous, Slideshows

Port Arthur, Tasmania

Peter Hunt | October 20th, 2012

The bad went to Australia. The mad to Tasmania. Port Arthur, Tasmania is one of the world’s most unsettling places, both because of what happened there long ago and what happened much more recently. But that should not stop you from visiting this architectural curio. The highlights include a ring of dog statues to deter [...]

Australia, Oceania, Slideshows

Eateries We Love - Bocca Di Lupo in London

Karen Walker | October 17th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Bocca Di Lupo
One of my favourites in London for modern, elegant, intimate and superb Italian with all the classics done beautifully plus plenty of surprises. Tucked away smack bang in the middle of Soho at 12 Archer Street.
Bocca Di Lupo, 12 Archer Street, London, Greater London W1D 7BB, [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, London, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Museums We Love - Museum of Glass & Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou

Marion Hume | October 12th, 2012

Photos by Petr Novy
We do love an obscure museum, especially one that is hard to reach yet delivers all it promises. It is unlikely you will be just passing through Jablonec nad Nisou, a small town about an hour and a half by car from Prague. However, if you love glass, you should make the [...]

Czech Republic, Europe, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Three Hummock Island

Peter Hunt | October 9th, 2012

Photos by Peter Hunt
Three Hummock Island is known pretty much only to climate change experts visiting the nearby baseline station to measure air pollution (this being pure point zero). So if you are looking to go off the beaten track, where better? The island has two full-time residents, John and Beverly O’Brien, who recently [...]

Miscellaneous, Oceania, Slideshows

The Bieszczady Mountains and its Colourful Architecture Trail - A Step Into The Polish Past by Maria Korsak

Guest Contributor | September 22nd, 2012

Photos by Artur Swistak
It’s early morning and I am ready to start a discovery trail in the far-flung corner of Poland’s Bieszczady Mountains.
This rugged and isolated terrain bordering with Ukraine and Slovakia is full of gentle peaks with sweeping pastures known as “Poloniny” at the top, dense beech forests and fast flowing rivers in the [...]

Europe, Poland, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Pinetrees Lodge in Lord Howe Island

Peter Hunt | September 20th, 2012

Want to be somewhere were time stands still? At Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island, about 200 km flight in pretty much a straight line out over the ocean from Sydney, Australia, they’ll tell you they painted the ceiling “recently enough” which could mean ten years ago, or thirty. Who cares for such detail in [...]

Australia, Miscellaneous, Oceania, Slideshows

Copenhagen Cake Festival by Rea Kim

Guest Contributor | September 2nd, 2012

When you are on a holiday you have all the rights to indulge on things you won’t normally dare. That includes excessive consumption of Gin & Tonic, sampling your own body weights of cheese or attending a Cake Festival organised by Copenhagen Pastry Guild with works of the best “konditorer” in Copenhagen.
Konditorer is someone [...]

Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, Slideshows

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