The A to Z of Budapest or more than 26 reasons to visit!

Eat authentic Hungarian food at Szazeves and enjoy the musicians who will play your requests at the table. Buda or Pest you decide, two cities for the price of one! Watch the bats circle over Parliament building at night. Castles on both side of the Danube. The chocolate museum near Parliament building. Dahoney street for the Great Synagogue and New […]

Seven top tips when visiting Seville

 You don’t need a car in Seville, a taxi from the airport is about 30 Euro. Stay in the old city in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, central to most attractions. Book tickets for Alcazar Palace before you travel as queues are long. Book flamenco during the day for an evening performance, they sell out quickly. Wear comfortable […]

Casa Del Poeta – A luxe stay in Seville.

Walking along the cobbled lanes we found Carlos Alonso Chaperro an unassuming alleyway which led to a huge chocolate coloured door that once entered you could be forgiven for thinking you are in paradise. The thrum of the Seville streets is gone as you step into a baroque style Moorish influenced house with a tinkling […]

Castle Hill, Budapest.

Key Points Location Transport Highlights What to see and do   Highlights for me in this area were the stained glass windows in Mathias Church and the views from the Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest is dissected by the River Danube, originally two settlements Buda and Pest and now a top tourist city break in Hungary in […]

Hard Day’s Night Hotel – Liverpool

    Key Points Location Service Stay Food   I have only visited Liverpool twice but each time I have experienced the warm heart of Liverpool and each time I have stayed at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel. Without exception the people of Liverpool and I include the staff at this unique hotel are friendly, welcoming, chatty and […]

Being a hipster at the Hox in Old Amsterdam!

Being a hipster at The Hox is a sentence not many would expect from The Grey Traveller but indeed I was just that for a recent weekend break in Amsterdam. A beautifully restored canal house once the home of a local bigwig is where I laid my hat for two nights. Located in the picturesque Negen Straatjes neighbourhood […]