On a short trip, one of the hardest aspects for us whilst travelling is finding the best places to eat and drink – but in Basel, this simply isn’t a problem. With over 20 restaurants that have won GaultMillau or Michelin awards within the compact city boundaries, visitors on a city break are simply spoilt for choice.
Disclaimer: My hotel and some of my meals were covered by the Basel Tourism board but my (very many) thoughts and enthusiasm are only ever genuinely mine and mine alone.
And that’s without the possibility of taking a quick trip to France or Germany into consideration – something that I very much took advantage of and managed to slip 3 meals in 3 different countries. But that’s for another blog post…
Cozying up with France and Germany, the corner of Switzerland that Basel nestles into is unique even within the valleys of Europe. Running along the Rhine river bed, the three countries meet in the middle of river eddies – only the fish swim the exact point – but the effect that the 3 nations have on this city is remarkable.
Disclaimer: My trip to Basel was kindly supported by the Basel Tourism board but my (very many) thoughts, nautical cliches and enthusiasm are only ever genuinely mine and mine alone.
Many people (including a lot of friends) use Basel as a starting point for the glorious train journeys, but they miss discovering a city well worth wandering and spending a leisurely long weekend in.
The ocean waves have been calling my name. Eventually, I decided on a Bournemouth escape.
I simply wanted to read my book on the train for a couple of hours of English countryside, stay somewhere lovely and get some of that Vitamin Sea.
Barcelona feels like the city that got away – and needs another chance.
Luxury Retreats commissioned me to share my first impressions of visiting, and what I’d fit on a second visit whilst staying in their vacation rentals in Barcelona. (All of these images are theirs, all of the memories are mine.)
Our first hotel in Bucharest kind of reminded me of a (metaphorical) Mills & Boon romance novel. The luxurious 5-star Bucharest Grand Continental Hotel was all sweet curlicues, wistful drapery, very French inspired faded chic and just the right level of old-fashioned grandeur.
Located just a 5-minute walk from the Old Town, our 5-star corner of the city was a perfect place to relax between exploriing wanders.