The A – Z of Amsterdam for visitors.

The A – Z of Amsterdam  for visitors. A is for art at the Rijksmuseum. B is for the Bols experience, bars along the canals, boat trips and the Barge Museum. C is for the beautiful building at Central Station. D is for the tasty Dutch cheese and diamonds. E is for the easy navigation […]

Author’s Chats with Rosanna Ley

I came across Rosanna Ley  when I picked up Last Dance in Havana and as the name suggests the story is set in Cuba…. which has for a long while been on the The Grey Traveller’s bucket list…….. so for me a great read and a little travel lust all under the same cover! Thank you very much to […]

Mass Tourism – your views please.

Key Points Mass tourism Benefits of mass tourism Disadvantages of mass tourism Environmentally friendly practice in hotels Ecotourism   Mass tourism is a lot of people in the same place at the same time. Much has been written recently about the damaging effects of too many people in some destinations…..but we do know that tourism […]

Rothschild’s Villa and Beaulieu Sur Mer.

Key Points Location of Rothschild’s Villa What to see at the villa Beaulieu Sur Mer Rothschild’s Villa provides a very pleasant break from the hot Cote d’Azur sun in the South of France, once again this was one of Richard and Anne’s recommendations when we stayed in their beautiful cottage in nearby Vence. Opening at 10am this […]

Discovering Patrick Gale

I discovered Patrick Gale the author thanks to Steven Fry  and their recently televised interview which then led me to watching the BBC 2 production of The Man in the Orange Shirt. Patrick’s descriptive observations about relationships leaves no stone unturned, a sensitive intricate no holds barred look at both heterosexual and homosexual love, parent and child […]

Antibes – photoblog.

Antibes on the Cote D’Azur has lots to offer, take a tour round these photos and see the old town, a modern square, the marina and Antibes art. Parking at the Q Park at Pecheurs by the marina, turn inland and walk through the alley ways and narrow streets of the Old Town before reaching […]