Walking along Piccadilly, from the Ritz towards Eros, you could easily miss Maison Assouline. A small boutique hiding in plain sight between the eye catching windows and decor of Fortnum & Mason, the beautiful Wren church of St. James and the Art Deco facade of the Piccadilly Waterstones. Only two stuffed sheep at the entrance … Continue reading “Maison Assouline – Picadilly”
The Stanley Park totem poles in Vancouver simply are a must-see. On our second day in Vancouver, the shone down so we headed straight to the park! In place since 2008, these historic replicas are now Vancouver’s top tourist destination.
The Georgian City of Bath is one of my favourite places to visit. It offers a wonderful combination of stunning architecture, great restaurants and shops. At night, after dinner we like to take a stroll through the city and up to the Royal Crescent, or down to the River at Pulteney Bridge. This last bank … Continue reading “Dusk in Bath”
The Velo Bleu are publicly available bikes for anyone to use in Nice. Simply hire them out for the day, pedal around Nice, and drop them off at any Velo Bleu hub/bike rack. The huge flat promenade gave me an opportunity to take the bike for a long ride. But first I had to work … Continue reading “How To Rent A Velo Bleu In Nice”
Whenever I travel to a new place, I try and stick to some ground rules. Don’t sleep in a hotel opposite the railway station, don’t drink in a pub with a flat roof… those type of things. We booked the Royal York Hotel (York, UK) not realising its location next to the mainline railway station…