Probably well off the tourist trail is the industrial city of Birmingham in the Midlands, which is affectionately known simply as “Brum”, and is a thriving multicultural metropolis. [Read more…]
Belgium lies at the cultural and linguistic boundary between the Germanic and Latin parts of Europe, with the north of the country composed of the Dutch-speaking Flanders, the south of Belgium being French-speaking Wallonia, and the capital area of Brussels being bilingual. [Read more…]
Here in England, it doesn’t seem to be getting any warmer, but spring is the perfect time to escape to the south of France, where the temperatures are pleasant at this time of year, and haven’t reached the stifling levels that characterise summer in that part of the world. [Read more…]
“Hey, have you heard the news? Guess what? You’re never going to believe this – the Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen down!”, I exclaimed down the phone, to a half-asleep friend who had just been woken up by my phone call. [Read more…]
Situated on Australia’s south-east coast, Sydney Cove was established in 1788, and was the first European colony in Australia. Sydney has come a long way since then, and the place has grown to be Australia’s most populous (and most expensive) city, with a metropolitan area of around 4.9 million.
A one kilometre stretch of golden sand, seven kilometres east of central Sydney, Bondi Beach is popular throughout the year. [Read more…]