Tales, adventures and photography from Europe.
god's own junkyard walthamstow

LONDON | God’s Own Junkyard is located in an industrial estate in Walthamstow, far from the tourist attractions of Zone 1, but those who venture out to visit are rewarded with a sensory stimulation unlike anything else in the capital. Walking into God’s Own Junkyard is like stepping into Las

porto food guide

PORTO | Porto is a great city for lovers of good food and drink, but if you only have a day in the city, you’ll want to be efficient when it comes to choosing your meals. Luckily, we spent a day with a local visiting a range of places showcasing

lichtenberger gonzalez

BREITENBRUNN | Are you looking to visit a lesser known wine region? Consider a visit to the Austrian wine region. Our interest in the region was piqued after trying Blaufrankisch, an Austrian grape variety that’s spicy, rich, and inviting. During a recent trip to the Burgenland we had a chance

old spitalfields market

LONDON | The Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market in Spitalfields, housed in buildings dating back to 1897, with two thirds rebuilt in the late 20th century. A market has existed on this site ever since King Charles proclaimed the market in 1638, when it was used for the

lisbon short break holiday tips

LISBON | Lisbon is a beautiful city. Whether you’re taken by its charms at first sight or not, one thing we can assure you is that the city grows on you. Lisbon is full of grace, with white-bleached limestone buildings, tiled walls, and red roofs creating an appealing look that

barbican brutalist fantasy

LONDON | Brutalism is one of the most divisive styles of architecture that exists. Brutalist structures tend to be imposing and fortress-like, with repeated modular elements and a lot of exposed concrete, used for its rawness and lack of pretention. Many refer to brutalist structures as “those ugly concrete buildings”,

weekend away best of bristol

BRISTOL | Bristol, England offers something for everyone. From music to art, and history to booze, Bristol is an excellent choice for any visitor to the United Kingdom. For centuries, the port side city has been one of the most important maritime cities in the world and today, Bristol is creative

spanish road trip madrid bilbao

SPAIN | We recently did a road trip through Northern Spain, driving from Madrid to Bilbao, through Castille and Leon and Basque Country. We’ve split this guide into several posts which you can use to guide you when planning your own Spanish road trip. The City Lane hit the camino (“road”) in Madrid,

48 hours in madrid

MADRID | Madrid is a city that we’ve been to many times, with our most recent visiting forming part of a road trip through Spain. We started our road trip in Madrid, landing at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas early in the afternoon. Whether you use a taxi, the Airport Express bus or the

bilbao spain

BILBAO | Bilbao, an industrial city in Spain, has experienced significant regeneration since the Frank Gehry designed Bilbao Guggenheim opened in 1997. Bilbao may not have the physical beauty of may of Spain’s other other cities, but we can imagine it is probably an excellent place to live with excellent public transportation and