Picture Postcard Leuven, Belgiums Cafe culture town

After visiting the large cityof Antwerp. arriving in Leuven is a pleasant surprise. It is much more compact and very attractive but still with plenty to do. The buildings which surround the main square include the Stadhuis (town hall) and St Peters Church, two extremely impressive buildings which are worthy of a good look around. However too much architecture and …

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 …