Books, beautiful books.

As we leave Retiro park I stumble upon this bibliophile’s dream! Open air book stalls in weathered little cabins . . . . You can find this cornucopia of the written word on a small pedestrian street known as the Cuesta de Moyano. Running down from El Retiro Park to the Glorieta de Carlos VContinue reading “Books, beautiful books.”

Vinegar Hill

Next on our tour of Brooklyn we’re heading to a curious little neighbourhood that is not exactly on the tourist trail – Vinegar Hill. It’s a tiny neighbourhood in Brooklyn on the East River Waterfront between Dumbo and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The neighbourhood gets its name from the Battle of Vinegar Hill, an engagementContinue reading “Vinegar Hill”


Next up on the Greecian odyssey is the adorable little sugar cube village of Lindos. The village is a sprawl of traditional white houses, many of which have rooftop terraces complete with bars and restaurants. Here’s the man pausing as we head up to the Acropolis. The acropolis is a  natural citadel which was fortified successively byContinue reading “Lindos”

More Mostar markets!

Before we headed back to Croatia, we had time to mooch around some more of the picturesque little stalls that line the main cobbled street of Mostar. From colourful slippers to beaten copper work, tiny traditionally attired dolls to artwork, there’s almost too much to take in. Colourful wooden instruments make interesting (and custom friendly)Continue reading “More Mostar markets!”