If there's one thing that Belgium is known for doing best, it's beer. The city of Leuven has gained notoriety for being the brewing capital of Belgium, so it was safe to say that we had come to the right place for a world-class pint. With several hours set aside, a selection of Belgian beers and some connoisseurs in tow to talk us through them, it was time to bring on the beer!
No matter where you go in the world, street art is an omnipresent aspect of the urban landscape which, if you look closely enough, can be found in almost all cities. Admittedly, when it comes to street art, it's something that I'm guilty of overlooking; very often I don't even notice that it's there. However, a new found interest and appreciation has been instilled in me, following a recent street art tour in the Belgian city of Antwerp, where the street art is bright and bold and commands attention.
The tour was hosted by street art enthusiast and Antwerp local, Tim Marschang. His affinity for Antwerp's thriving street art scene was apparent from the get-go as he began to shed some light on the culture attached to it and the painstaking process that goes into creating a piece.
Impromptu days out are always fun, especially when there's the freedom to fly anywhere in the country. So when Paul (who happens to have a pilot's license) wanted to fly somewhere for a spontaneous day out, it was an offer I couldn't refuse, especially as the weather was splendid. We had originally planned to fly down to Cambridge for the day, however for one reason or another the local runway was closed, so instead we went to Wales. We flew out on a charter plane from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, where it takes just under an hour to get to Wales - it certainly beat driving!
Garuda Indonesia doesn’t usually come to mind when listing the leading airlines for First and Business Class, mostly because they’ve been off the radar for a little while. However, since re-entering European air space in 2009, the Indonesian carrier has rebuilt its image to world-class standards and has amassed a number of awards in the process. With a firm eye on the European market, the airline has made a concerted push to meet the cutthroat demands of the premium classes. One of its notable upgrades is the introduction of its First Class on the Boeing 777-300ER – the only First Class option available in the carrier’s entire fleet. Let’s take a look at why so many have placed Garuda’s First Class private suites among their ten most luxurious.
To the delight of any history-lover, Cornwall has a rich tapestry of heritage and a plethora of sites of historic intrigue, all waiting to be discovered. The county's impressive collection of castles, ruins and legends that date back hundreds of years are nothing short of fascinating. Located on the Atlantic Coast of Cornwall is one of its most notable historic sites; Tintagel Castle, home to the legend of King Arthur and the alleged place of his conception.
Holidaymakers travel from far and wide to Thailand to explore its enchanting golden temples which are emblematic of the rich Buddhist culture that is enshrined within the Thai way of life. I spent a lot of my most recent visit to Bangkok on temple-crawls, going from one to the other, exploring the gilt-grandeur within them. Allow me to show you are two of Bangkok's most notable temples, the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho).
Located on the East Coast, Horsey Beach is one of Norfolk's unmissable excursions; the stretch of golden, sandy beach is home to a large colony of wild grey seals. Britain has large population of these seals and the best time of year to see them is during wintertime, however we were lucky enough to catch them grazing now in springtime, during our visit.