In Search of the Old Telephone Kiosks of Copenhagen

In Search of the Old Telephone Kiosks of Copenhagen

Walking around Copenhagen I was intrigued to notice several Art Nouveau style structures.  Some were selling coffee; others were abandoned. Surely, I thought, there must be some story behind them? I later discovered that these were the former telephone kiosks of...
Books to Read Before You Visit Italy

Books to Read Before You Visit Italy

Italy is a major destination for British and American tourists, and there is no shortage of books for the curious traveller. So my problem in compiling this post was not what to put in, but what to leave out. The choice that follows is just a small selection of books...
Leiden, An Alternative to Amsterdam?

Leiden, An Alternative to Amsterdam?

One of my aims on my recent visit to the Netherlands was to find a city that could offer an alternative tourist destination to Amsterdam. Why? Because, although Amsterdam is undeniably beautiful, and interesting, it is also packed with visitors. The figures are hard...