Travel diary: Prague Christmas markets

Updated 20th December 2018

Standing in the centre of Prague's Old Town Square market, I became aware that this was possibly the most "Christmassy" I've ever felt in my life. The last few years have seen an enormous surge in the number of people wanting to kickstart their...

Review: Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Updated 18th September 2018

Langkawi in Malaysia has all the trademarks of a 'paradise island' and is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the incredible but overcrowded and over-commercialised beaches and islands of Thailand, its closest neighbour. There are a handful of large resorts on the island, and Berjaya Langkawi, in an area called Pantai Kok on the west coast, is among the most popular. I recently spent nine nights at the resort. A spectacular bay surrounded by limestone...

Travel diary: Salzburg's Christmas markets

Updated 12th September 2018

The fourth-largest city in Austria is probably best renowned for being the birthplace of Mozart, the setting for ‘The...

Travel diary: Beware the Krampus on your Christmas market trip

Updated 12th September 2018

“Let’s go to Salzburg for the Christmas markets”, I said. “Think how lovely and festive it’ll be.” And...

Travel diary: Two days in Oslo

Updated 12th September 2018

Norway. Vast pine forests, stunningly beautiful fjords, clear air and prosperous people. It's a winter wonderland and a...

Review: Paris Catacombs

Updated 12th September 2018

Make no bones about it, they're creepy! Cata-come and visit!I've been to Paris lots of times and ticked off all the...

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