Elegant Elche

We make a brief stop in the pretty town of Elche. Famous for its huge palm grove and extensive gardens. The municipal park was the first public garden created in the city in 1946. One of the most interesting buildings in the municipal park is the old visitors centre – in a pseudo-oriental style andContinue reading “Elegant Elche”

Las Meninas Mademoiselles

Around the streets of Madrid we kept encountering a variation of colourful, larger than life, ladies. The statues are all variations on the main characters of Las Meninas, Diego Velázquez’s masterpiece that hangs in the Prado Museum. An art installation saw 80 sculptures of Las Meninas (‘the ladies in waiting’) dotted around the Spanish capital.Continue reading “Las Meninas Mademoiselles”

Singapore sensory overload

I’m so far behind with my travel blog that I’m only just starting on the first trip of 2019!! As it was a ‘big’ birthday year I got to chose where we headed for our long haul adventure – and it just had to be back to Vietnam. The place that set off my loveContinue reading “Singapore sensory overload”

Battered yet beautiful

Finally I’m getting around to documenting our first ever trip to Germany for the man’s birthday last November. We plumped for the hip capital city of Berlin for our first ever trip to Deutschland and a fab choice it was too. We stayed in the Ibis Mitte hotel, perfectly placed to explore the city withContinue reading “Battered yet beautiful”