Europe

best restaurants in london 2014

LONDON | Being back in London, I was keen to try out as many new places as I could but there were also many old favourites that I wanted to return to. This second City Lane London food guide takes a look at some of the old favourites in this

best places to eat in london 2014

In January 2015 I returned to London for the first time in just over 3 years. As you can imagine, I had long list of places to eat that I wanted to try while I was there. There were the hot new restaurant openings, the places that had opened up

madrid food blog

Madrid is one of my favourite cities in the world. There are so many things that attract me to the city. The casual vibe, friendly, genuine people, vibrant nightlife, great weather, beautiful parks and brilliant public transport all combine to make Madrid a wonderful destination. One of the most appealing

florence historic center

Florence might have a lot of interesting things going on in the modern era, but there’s no doubting that the main draw-card for tourists visiting this Italian city is the history, art and architecture. It was a centre of European trade and finance, birthplace of the Renaissance, and one of

florence italy street scenes

Florence, the capital of Tuscany attracts tourists from all over the world who wish to experience the treasures that it offers.  In fact between April and October of each year, the number of tourists in Florence outnumbers the local population. Being a very wealthy medieval trading town, birthplace of the Renaissance

Jelsa is a small bay-side town located in the middle of the northern coast of the island of Hvar in Croatia.  The population of Jelsa is only 3,600, but this increases during the summer as tourists visit the town to see what it has to offer.  Despite this, it felt neither touristy

Hvar Fortress is one of the many discoveries to be found in the old town of Hvar, Croatia.  Amazing beaches, great food and a vibrant night life being amongst the others. The Cathedral of St Stephen, at the end of the central square of Hvar (the Pjaca), is a Gothic cathedral dating back to the 14th

Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, just off the Dalmatian coast.  Hvar is also the name of the largest city on the island. Home to 4,200 permanent residents, the population of Hvar increases significantly during the summer as it is a very popular tourist destination full of hotels, restaurants, bars

Diocletian’s Palace in Split was built between the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD.  It consists of several structures, all of which form part of a UNESCO heritage protected area.  The Palace is very important to Croatia from a historical point of view, and depicted on the reverse of

Split, as I have written about in previous posts, is a truly beautiful city – one of the best in Croatia.  It has the warm Mediterranean climate, the blue water and beaches, the stunning old town and a great vibe about it.  There is however, a Split beyond the beauty. It