The Ultimate 3-Day Kyoto Itinerary in 2021

golden temple with reflection in lake and trees which is included in a 3-day kyoto itinerary

Kyoto is Japan’s beating historical, cultural and spiritual heart. Unlike other cities in Japan that have embraced modernity, Kyoto has steadfastly clung to the old traditions. Robed monks glide between temple buildings and prayer chants echo across manicured Zen gardens. Geishas scurry along dimly lit alleyways to their next appointment.   Home to more than […]

A Perfect Weekend in Newcastle: Itinerary, Landmarks & Day Trips

bridges across the river tyne seen during a weekend in newcastle

When it comes to a city break in England, London is not the only option. Vibrant Newcastle upon Tyne, the jewel of the northeast, is a perfect destination for a fun-packed weekend city break or UK staycation. It’s compact, is served by an excellent transport infrastructure and has a historic Georgian core. The city is […]

30 Famous London Landmarks: A Local Expert’s Guide

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A Londoner born and bred, I never tire of London’s iconic sights. From pausing on Embankment Bridge to take in that timeless view along the river to the shimmering dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, or gazing in awe at the Victorian splendour of St. Pancras Station, London’s landmarks are always able to set my heart aflutter. Whether […]