Town that lays claim to be seaside of Paris

Le Touquet

I WANTED to see Le Touquet. It is on the French Channel coast, 2 hours from Paris and 3 hours from London. Between the wars it was THE place to go and be seen, very Hercule Poirot.

Frankfurt - easy to get to, hard to leave

Published: Mon 30 Jun 2014

A memento of Frankfurt .... traditional apple jugs.

I HAVE used the Lufthansa flight direct from Aberdeen to Frankfurt quite a few times, for connecting flights or to catch planes to visit other parts of Germany. This time I decided to visit Frankfurt itself.

On the trail of Heidi

Published: Mon 02 Jun 2014

Mountain goats were key characters in the Heidi book and are popular with sightseers today.

THE story of the little Swiss girl Heidi is well known around the globe. It is even claimed that, after the Bible and the Koran, Heidi is the most translated book in the world.

Riga - a city of contrasts

Published: Wed 30 Apr 2014

A monument to Latvia's struggle for freedom with the new national library on the other side of the river.

I WAS bowled over by Riga, the capital of Latvia, which is both very old, with many buildings dating from the 1200s, and yet very modern.

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