An Athens Map

If you're heading to Athens this summer, then here's a ready-made map that you can use as a layer in Google Maps: Athens is a big city - and this map is a mere starter-for-10 for places to visit. It has some of the worthwhile museums, a few restaurants, bars, cafés and a beach bar... Continue Reading →

Books, Cafés and Art in Athens – a few ideas

By no means a complete list; a mere collection of tried and tested ideas... Books Πατάκης / Bookstore Patakis Massive selection in Greek, small selection on other languages - worth a browse. Booktique Small select selection of books in a variety of languages - as well as cards and other paraphernalia. Great service... Continue Reading →

Where to read, write & think in Copenhagen

Visiting Copenhagen for a few days? Say, for a conference - but also have some time to read, write and think? Here are some ideas... First, sort out the stationery Viking 1914 Pencil manufacturers turned suppliers for the creative class. You won't regret a visit to this well-assorted shop on Store Kongensgade. And there's a reasonable... Continue Reading →

Timeless ideas for Xmas in London

Walk along South Bank - and stop at the new Tate building for the view There's usually an pop-up xmas market up near Royal Festival Hall - and then keep going and explore four distinct fixtures: Borough Market - where the well-to-do middle-class hangs out. That said, Monmouth is hard to beat. And if you... Continue Reading →

Great places in Aarhus for…

Espresso Great Coffee - exceptional - and run by an incredibly knowledgeable chap - take the time to have a chat Klostergade 32 H, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark Bill's Coffee - nice little cafe with a take-out window to the street Vestergade 58, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark Street Coffee - (one of several - all... Continue Reading →

Three places for espresso in Salford

Lupo Caffè Italiano - run by an Italian chap, serving up great espresso Moving (check address on website) Grindsmith Media City - bright open space near the BBC 5-6 The Garage, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2BS Grindsmith Pod - right on the water Victoria Bridge St, Salford, Manchester M3 5AS  

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