Citybreak: Lisbon

Citybreak: Lisbon

Eating Out On almost every street in downtown Lisbon, local restaurants abound with cheap and cheerful menus, catering mainly to families. Over the street from where were staying, in a small bedsit apartment at street level, there were half a dozen such restaurants...

The Walkie Talkie

Arguably one of the ugliest buildings in the world, the Walkie Talkie affects me like a bad haircut. But it is certainly distinctive and having walked past it every working day for around five years, I actually started to find it … interesting. Certainly when...
This Could Be Rotterdam

This Could Be Rotterdam

I have always associated trips to Rotterdam with gloomy industrial installations and lots and lots of oil tankers and barges. That association is not entirely wrong.  Rotterdam is the world’s largest port, or at least it was until recently when it got overtaken...
Cafe Le Navy Bar

Cafe Le Navy Bar

Stumbled on this atmospheric restaurant in Place du Bourg du four in Geneva’s Old City. I wasn’t clear about the navy connection, but the staff were friendly and excellent food. We had the Fondue Moitie Moitie with Boletus, so a fondue made from two...