Spain – La Tomatina

Image source: www.latomatina.org As August approaches and I’m thinking of the events happenning around the globe, my mind automatically shifts to the Spanish village of Buñol, the home of La Tomatina. On the odd chance you have never heard of the Tomatina festival, this is the largest food fight in the world which takes place…

Japan Series – Tokyo: Shibuya

In spite of the fact there are no obvious sights in Shibuya, the district is one of those quintessential spots that pop into mind of most people when you say Japan, without them even realising the name of the crossing. The home of the iconic Shibuya crossing. The Crossing The crossing is the obvious reason…

England – Castles of the North East: Alnwick

Alnwick is not the kind of castle that makes you imagine banquets and princesses. It’s the type that will make you think of brave knights and epic battles. And for some, of course, Harry Potter, as this was one of the location where the famous series was filmed. Located less than an hour’s drive away…

Czech Republic – Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a popular touristic destination in the south of the Czech Republic, and it’s gained its fame for a reason; in spite of the large number of visitors the town centre very much appears like the time has stopped here since the 13th century. The historical town centre Just wandering through the charming…

Japan Series – Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is impossible to miss – in fact, if you do visit Tokyo, I challenge you to count how many times it pops up as you explore the city. At 634 metres, the world’s second tallest structure does anything but blend in. In the spirit of the saying ‘If you can’t beat them, join…

England – Castles of the North East: Bamburgh

If you happen to find yourself in the North East England without a set plan for a couple of days, I would highly encourage you to use at least one of those days for visiting one of the many castles to be found here. You are sure to be spoilt for choice, so I wouldn’t…

Japan Series – Tokyo: Harajuku

Before visiting Harajuku, I had this preconceived notion of what the area was going to be like – I expected outlandish Harajuku girls with crazy hair and makeup everywhere! Little did I know that the district was going to welcome me with a huge forest-like park, where you practically forget you’re in the middle of…