Prague, Czech Republic

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of my favourite travel destinations.  It gets an entire 5-star rating from me. 😉 History   The region was settled as early as the Paleolithic age. Jewish chronicler David Solomon Ganz, citing Cyriacus Spangenberg, claimed that the city was founded as Boihaem in c. 1306…

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Destination: Split, Croatia

    We visited Split in September 2015 for the first time, and it was a marvellous experience!  We stayed for several days before heading off to the nearby islands.  The weather was perfect, the people friendly and the city hugely interesting.  Split gets a 5-star rating from me 😉   History   The city…

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Destination: Amsterdam, Netherlands

  Several times each year (apart from 2020, when we only managed one trip), we take a trip on the DFDS ferry, from Newcastle to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.  It is a delightful city with so much history and breath-taking architecture. It is the perfect short break destination. 😉   History   Amsterdam was founded…

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Weekend Getaway to Historic Newcastle

  Newcastle-upon-Tyne lies on the Northern bank of the River Tyne, in the North-East of England.  The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, dreamy river cruises and friendly people.  It is also a city jam packed with historical sites – the heritage tourist’s perfect destination for a weekend getaway.   I am well aware…

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