[This article was first published four years ago in the now-defunct online lifestyle magazine Zarwil].
Anyone lucky enough to be preparing for a trip to the French capital will probably plan to tick off a few tourist boxes whilst they’re there. Some monuments, like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, are classic tourist haunts. If it’s your first time in Paris, by all means visit the must-see attractions. It’s difficult to have a bad time in the City of Light and Love. If you have a bit more time, though, there are plenty of hidden gems and new places to discover.
Having lived in Paris for a year and exhausted all of the main tourist traps, I had the luxury of time to walk around, explore and stumble upon new areas of the city, which is in fact really made up of multiple small villages (‘Arrondissements’), each with a Continue reading
[This article was originally published in Zarwil Magazine (now defunct) in 2014. Although the specific exhibitions are no longer running, other information remains relevant.]
It would seem that the UK has now been irrevocably plunged into instant autumn. Whilst the change in season can be beautiful to behold, the period bridging the gap between now and the festive season often seems like one long, bleak three month slog stretching out before us, with the weather getting steadily colder and the days getting shorter.
It therefore goes without saying that autumn is the perfect time for a city break. What better way to escape the daily grind than to get a bit of culture, see some beautiful architecture and eat (and drink) like a king. Here are a few suggestions for things to see and do in two European cities this autumn, handily collated for your reading pleasure. Continue reading