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Sweden’s most visited tourist attraction is a museum with just one exhibit. How does something so simple draw such large crowds? Well, it’s one special artefact. The Vasa Museum, situated on Stockholm’s Djurgården island, is home to the world’s only … Continue reading
National history museums are often high on my ‘must see’ list when visiting a country for the first time. They are the perfect place to learn about the local culture, both from the artefacts on display and the displays themselves: what a people … Continue reading
The town of Artà lies nestled in a valley in the rural north east of Mallorca. It is not easily accessible without your own transport and as a result has remained largely untouched by tourism despite the treasures it has … Continue reading
Alcúdia, just in land from the north coast of Mallorca, is a history lover’s dream. The atmospheric, winding streets of the old town are a great place to lose yourself, camera in hand, amidst the higgledy-piggledy, colourful architecture; every crossroads opening up … Continue reading
Amsterdam. It is hard to distil any city to its essence, more so when it has more than one story to tell, when there is more than one truth. To some, Amsterdam is a twee tourist destination of clogs and tulips … Continue reading
The Black Isle is neither an island nor black. The peninsula lies 10 miles north of Inverness, with the waters of the Cromarty Firth to one side and the Moray Firth to the other. For a small, sparsely populated place it is … Continue reading