Tales, adventures and photography from Europe.
best pintxos san sebastian

SAN SEBASTIAN | From beautiful beaches and stunning vistas, to pintxos and other exciting gastronomic delights, San Sebastian has a lot to offer. Donastia, as San Sebastian is known in Basque, has a rich gastronomic tradition which attracts visitors from all over the world. San Sebastian has also been designated

la rioja wineries

LA RIOJA | At The City Lane we’ve always been big fans of Spanish wines. In particular, we have long enjoyed wine from Spain’s largest demarcated wine region, La Rioja. We decided we had to go straight to the source to experience this impressive wine first hand. The origin of

historic segovia

SEGOVIA | Located just over an hour’s drive or two or train ride from Madrid is the small city of Segovia, a perfect spot for a day trip out of Madrid or on a road trip through Spain. If you drive to Segovia, make sure you make a stop at El Escorial Monastery

east london street art walk

LONDON | London has one of the largest collections of uncommissioned street art in the world, ranging pieces from well known artists like Banksy through to lesser known and new street artists. Street art can be found all over the capital, but East London is the place to visit for

enjoy long weekend north sicily cefalu

SICILY | Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea filled with a rich and varied landscape, stunning beaches, and culinary delights. It  boasts a rich history where people of diverse ethnicity have left their mark. From relaxing by the beach, indulging in fresh and flavoursome cuisine, exploring ancient towns or hiking on

top 5 things to do in puglia italy

PUGLIA | Puglia, Italy is a region located on the heel of the boot of Italy and a great place to visit for those who want to visit a part of the country that’s a bit off the beaten path. The easiest way to get there from the UK is

72 hours in tbilisi georgia

TBILISI | Georgia, the crossroads where East meets West. The cultural blend is everywhere from the food to the architecture. Georgia has an impressive tradition of wine production and its cuisine is often touted as some of the best in the world. In addition to amazing food and wine, Georgia

weekend in champagne road trip

CHAMPAGNE | Surely one of the best ways to spend a weekend is on a road trip from London to France’s Champagne region. It’s something we’ve thought about a lot recently so on a recent weekend we decided to put the plan into action. After succefully navigating London’s Friday evening traffic it was

A Weekend In Porto & The Douro Valley

PORTO | A city that shares its name with a drink beloved worldwide has to be good, right? Well, we are here to tell you it was. Paul M, myself and a large group of friends took a jaunt to Porto to sample its namesake drink and visit the stunning Douro

lake bled slovenia

BLED | Tranquil. Pristine. Idyllic. These are three words that come to mind when reflecting on a recent early September jaunt to Lake Bled, Slovenia. We had high expectations for this alpine destination but nothing prepared us for that first glance at Lake Bled. Slovenia is a small but proud