Postcard from a Latvian sunset on a Baltic beach

It is not often enough that we experience a genuine treat but the expanse of white sand that is the Baltic blue flag beach of Liepāja in the west of Latvia qualifies for me. The coastline here is pristine, absolutely spotless,the result of a tireless cleaning programme which even included removing dead, washed up seaweed. These are piled in tidy …

Postcard from Warsaw; Palace of Culture and Science

The Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science is a bit of an enigma, is a throwback to Soviet rule as it was originally a ‘gift’ from the communist state to the people of Poland; it was even named after Joseph Stalin, an honour which was later revoked. Dominating the skyline, the city’s most visible landmark is not entirely  popular due …

Postcard from the backstreets of Arnaia, Greece

The village of Arnaia in the Macedonian region of Mount  Athos in Greece is appears to be as a traditional Greek village might be envisaged. Attractive and colourful houses line the main street and the little nooks and crannies of the town. Pastel blues and deep terracotta hues can be discovered without too much searching. Narrow streets, with little or …

Sultanate of Oman – International Media Challenge Treasure Hunt

“I’m a blogger, get me here!” I will be attending an international media press trip in the Sultanate of Oman from the 5th to 13th February. It involves teams of mixed media from countries within the European Union that Oman Air fly from; United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. It is being filmed and organised along the lines of …