Kronborg Castle, Denmark: Shakespeare’s Inspiration?

While in Copenhagen, I took a train journey to Helsingør. Although only half an hour from the capital, the waterside Danish town had a different feel. Large portions of dumplings were served cheap in local cafés, the pavements bustled but didn’t burst, and the majority of its medieval streets had avoided unsympathetic restoration.  Largely though,…

In Pictures: Atop Across The World

When I travel, I always try to see things from a different perspective. Not just metaphorically, but physically too.  Climbing high to observe my surroundings helps me to get my bearings and also provides an alternative view of very familiar places. Sometimes, I’ve made an extra effort to reach the tops of buildings and mountains,…

The Revival Of A Roman Palace in Split, Croatia

Through the narrow windows of the cathedral’s bell tower, the landscape was split in two. Dazzling blue sky sliced across layers of terracotta rooftops and behind them, lay the Adriatic Sea. From this vantage point, I could see old and new Split. Behind the roman buildings, mundane high-rises eventually gave way to the looming limestone…

What’s In A Name?

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” ~ William Shakespeare One of my favourite things about being a blogger is how much I learn on the job. Three years ago widgets, tags and SEO weren’t in my vocabulary. Today, I still struggle with them, but at the very least I know what…

In Pictures: Trpejca, Macedonia

A small fishing village on the shores of Lake Ohrid, Trpejca is accessible by road but better approached by boat. A shallow bay is backed by only a few rows of houses that sport wide wooden balconies. They probably provide one of the most UNESCO-protected views in the world. I spent barely an hour there,…