A Snow Day in Sheffield

Sometimes, you don’t have to travel any further than outside your own front door to have a wonderful experience. This morning in Sheffield, I woke to snow falling and settling on the ground, pure, white, and just waiting for footprints to be crunched through it....

The Charms and Quirks of Budapest

It was a less than serene start to our first morning in Budapest. We’d overslept, owing to blackout curtains and a non-functioning alarm, and had therefore jumped out of bed, into some clothes and out onto the streets of the city before being fully awake. We...

Triadic

All good things come in threes – and Riccardo Di Capua came up with the title Triadic for Iain Mallory’s photo. That leaves just one more – you. Submit a photo which captures the theme Triadic and you could be our next Photo of the Week. Simply...

Winter in Languedoc-Roussillon

It was the start of November and Perpignan, my temporary hometown in the South of France, was still balmy and warm. Women, trying to copy the latest fashions from Paris, sweltered in their chic coats and chunky scarves – only the die-hard fashionistas kept them...

The Calm of Beijing Before Chinese New Year

Spring Festival (Chinese New Year to you and me) is a huge celebration in China, akin to our Christmas festivities. It is the largest mass migration of people in the world as the hordes of migrant workers travel home to be with family. As a tourist this is actually...
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