Breathtaking vineyards of Douro Valley

No visit to Porto (north west of Portugal) is complete without a detour to the Douro Valley which is exactly what I did on my recent sojourn in September, incidentally weather-wise a great month to visit. This area has been long devoted to vineyards producing Port wine and table wines. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. The River Douro extends from Northern Spain … Continue reading Breathtaking vineyards of Douro Valley

Porto’s architectural renaissance

Porto, situated in the north west of Portugal and the second largest city after Lisbon, is fast becoming a popular weekend break for many. Just two hours from London, it’s a hop, skip and jump to this UNESCO listed destination.   So, how do you while away your time in this place? Well, wine tasting of course! The region is famed for the production of … Continue reading Porto’s architectural renaissance

Why Dubrovnik is the go-to destination

A UNESCO World Heritage site and the most trending destination at the moment, this walled city is charming, hip and happening. Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik in Croatia offers culture, great food, shopping, beaches and a buzzing nightlife too, with the odd celeb spotting thrown in. Walking the Walls of the city is a must-do and best done with a tour … Continue reading Why Dubrovnik is the go-to destination