I spent a glorious 3 weeks learning Spanish in Sevilla. The weather was ideal (minus a couple of thunderstorms), there was plenty to see in my free time, other cities were in easy reach for day trips and my Spanish lessons were great. Spanish lessons in SevillaI attended Spanish lessons for 3 hours every afternoon, … Continue reading 3 Weeks Learning Spanish in Sevilla (w2-4)
Florida is known for its theme parks and beaches rather than any heritage, but in the north-east is St. Augustine, a city which boasts (albeit with contention) the oldest street in the US. On that street is a unique historical site - the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. Step back 150 years into Florida history during … Continue reading Florida’s Spanish Military Hospital Museum
There are countless historical destinations in Europe to choose between when planning your travels. Anyone who lives here is gifted with easy access to thousands of museums, castles, palaces, fortresses and monuments covering millennia of European history. Anyone outside of Europe usually makes a point to visit at least a few of these (in between, … Continue reading My top ten historical destinations in Europe
Museums are places of learning. You get a glimpse into past lives to discover what was normality for so many people who came before us. Science, history, art; the essence of human civilisation. But the very best museums step beyond just artefacts to make you feel. They make you understand what it is to be … Continue reading Is Te Papa the best museum in New Zealand?
On my second day in New Zealand, I headed east and successfully navigated to Auckland War Memorial Museum, in the middle of Auckland Domain (a park with sweeping green lawns). It's highly impressive from the outside, reminding me of Washington DC's Capitol building, although I was somewhat regretful at having to step out of the … Continue reading Review: Auckland War Memorial Museum
Bletchley Park - the home of British codebreakers who cracked the enigma machine in World War II. As both a history and computer nerd, I've been wanting to go for a while. After watching The Imitation Game and Hidden Figures, I finally got round to organising a visit as the March / April destination for my 'explore the UK' … Continue reading Review: Bletchley Park
With cheap flights to Iceland increasing for long weekends, and many people doing what I did and making the most of Icelandair's free stopovers, you might find yourself with a few days based in Reykjavik wondering how to make the most of your time and see the highlights, without spending all your time travelling. Listed below … Continue reading Highlights of Iceland in a weekend