Hamburg’s Xmas Markets

With picture perfect backdrops that include a stunning town hall,  Alster Lake,  parish churches and romantic squares,  Hamburg makes for a good option if you are into traditional Xmas markets.   While there are plenty of craft stalls selling the usual candles,  decorations, etc.,   there is a strong leaning towards food and drink.   You’re unlikely to […]

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My Top 10 of Everything: The Yucatán beyond Cancun

This is a great place for self touring.   It has beaches,  architecture,  history,  nature …. and great food.   All bar one are easily accessible by car (the other one is an island).   Cancun is not everyone’s idea of an idyllic exotic location – don’t worry – all we saw of Cancun was the airport.   For […]

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Malaga in a hurry – So you’ve time for only one Church…

Cathedral de la Encarnación de Malaga does not open onto a massive square.  Nor is it situated on the highest ground in the city.  So you approach it through the narrow streets of the old town.   This means that it may not pack a punch with its first impression.   But this is truly a beautiful […]

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