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 barely the size of a living room, sparsely furnished with simple formica [...]
This Could Be Rotterdam

This Could Be Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam Authority tower 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 by Shanghai. It is huge, and the [...]
Visiting CERN

Visiting CERN

The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN The Large Hadron Collider is the world's biggest particle accelerator, and it's located just to the south of the Jura mountain ski slopes, just inside the border with France. CERN is the European Centre for Nuclear Research, which operates the LHC and various laboratories associated with it. You [...]
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 cheeses with cepes that gave it a fantastic flavour. They served [...]