Cod, Castle and Cold Beer: Where to Eat and Drink in Lisbon

I leaned forward and peered over railing of the shady terrace. Lisbon’s terracotta topped buildings laid out below me, like boats bobbing in a rough harbour. My view framed by the surrounding hills, the snaking River Tagus and the elegant Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. The city stood stoical in the fading sun, with …

Every Traveller Should Watch Eurovision Once

Eurovision is best described as a celebration of bold, boisterous and mildly political pop. Sure, the choreography is colourful, the costumes over-the-top and the clichés rife but there is no denying there is something very special about this yearly competition. Somehow the Eurovision Song Contest manages to bring together people of 43 countries, not all …

5 Reasons To Visit Milan

This provocative (and hilarious) marble middle finger is L.O.V.E by artist Maurizio Cattelan. It stands tall outside the Italian Stock Exchange and is a brilliant example of what makes Milan so great. Milan is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and artistic city.  Often when people plan a trip to Italy they head straight to the big three: …