4 Beer Bars in: Brussels

Tart, dry, nutty, savoury; lemongrass, hay and herbal: Belgian’s famous sour beers are much more appealing than you might think.

And what better way to celebrate Belgium’s newest UNESCO – protected cultural tradition than capital tastings of same?

Be More Cat

Cats have an incredible outlook on life.

This post is not (solely) an excuse for me to look at a lot of cat pictures. There will, however, be a lot of cat pictures coming up. You have been warned.

Read on to discover the Four Philosophies of the Cat.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

You will never wear everything you pack.

Once more, for those in the back: you will never. wear. everything you pack.

I used to pack everything just in case, but am slowly kicking the habit: here’s how I make my life easier.

3 Cafés in: Prague

“It is up to our intellectuals to support the café by visiting it and thus keeping it in our Czech hands and on the same excellent footing.”

Sarah Guppy: The Real Inventor of the Clifton Suspension Bridge?

Until recently, Sarah Guppy (1770–1852) has been a historical footnote, familiar only to Brunel enthusiasts and local historians in her home city of Bristol. Even then, she was mostly known for curious inventions and her rather scandalous second marriage to a man 30 years her junior.

Bristol’s Museums Part 2: The Harbourside

Not all the art is on the streets.

It’s raining. You’d planned to trail the Banksys and the bright new Upfest pieces, maybe retrace the pirates in the Old Town. But it is raining and it is raining hard and you couldn’t even make out the tags in this downpour, so what’s the point? Where can you go for art now in the trendiest city in the South West?

Part 1 of this series takes you up The Hill, aka Park Street. This article will stay on the flat, by the rippling water and fluttering pennants of the Harbourside.

The Joy of Rest

One of the best days I’ve had on holiday was when my boyfriend was ill.

B and I arrived in a small French town late on a Sunday, travel-grimy and hungry. Of course, all the shops were closed: it’s easy to forget about normal life when you’re brimming with the joys of adventure. We did however find an off-licence: this is France, after all.

The Doors of Prague

When people talk about Prague, they talk about its magicians, its musicians, its unspoilt Baroque charm.

What people don’t usually talk about are its doors.

Step through the gateways to the Threshold City.

Bristol’s Museums Part 1: The Hill

Not all the art is on the streets.

It’s raining. You’d planned to trail the Banksys and the bright new Upfest pieces, maybe follow the pirates’ footsteps in the Old Town. But it is raining and it is raining hard and you couldn’t even make out the tags in this downpour, so what’s the point? Where can you go for art now in the trendiest city in the South West?