Western Europe

Tales, adventures and photography from Western Europe.
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BOCHUM | The word Trinkhalle comes from verb trinken (drink), plus Halle, and is a German institution specific to the North-Westphalia region of Germany, and particularly in the Ruhr area (colloquially known as Ruhrgebiet or Ruhrpott), where the Trinkhalle resides. It is also known as Wasserhäuschen or Bude in some

10 things you realise upon returning to london

It happened. Just over 3 years since I left London, the city that I’d lived in for 3 years prior, I returned. This return wasn’t planned to occur when it did and I barely had time to contemplate the realisation that I’d be returning to London when, a mere 5

Inspired by the then recent 150th episode of No Reservations, I decided to head down to Paris to try some of the places that Anthony Bourdain had visited. Yes, once an establishment has been featured on No Reservations it does tend to experience an increase in tourists visiting it, but

On the second day of this trip to Paris it was business as usual.  Continuing where we left off from the previous day there was more wandering the streets, taking in the vibe, eating and relaxing to be done. The line 14 platforms at Pyramides Metro station are more modern

Ah Paris. What’s not to say about this city that I haven’t already said? It’s one of my favourite cities in the world, and I went there several times while I was living in London. One of the things I miss most about living in London is that “popping down

Aix En Provence is a small town about 45 minutes by train from Marseilles. I went there for a day and although touristy, it was very charming and definitely worth a day trip. Very different from Marseilles. Come with me on a photographic tour of this charming, beautiful small French city steeped

Last week I decided to visit Marseille, and really didn’t know much about the city, other than it was a relatively big city in the south of France. The fact that it isn’t particularly a touristy town appealed to me, and I was keen to discover what it was all

The final day of my Paris trip, and a relatively manageable number of photos this time! We start at the Musee du Louvre, which the most visited, and one of the largest, museums in the world. The collection is obviously massive, and covers many eras of human history. The original

Day two of my Paris trip, and we start at Liège metro station, changing trains at Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau station, before exiting at Châtelet station, which is a short walk from the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, famous as being the focal point of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, ”The Hunchback

I was looking through some of my photos and realised that I never posted anything on here from my visit to Paris in November last year! I took an absolute truckload of photos, and it was the first time that I had used my new camera so some of the