Europe

Anything relating to Europe including Scandinavia and Russia


Author inspired by POW past

Fiona Palmer talks to The Writers Shack about her brand new novel, The Sunnyvale Girls, and how she found inspiration from an Italian prisoner of war I was talking to my friend Lea one day about how I wanted to write my next book on the Italian prisoners of war that worked on […]

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Mark visits Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest Means More Than Beer

Beware the Law of Gravity by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder   In honor of Oktoberfest — that most German of all festivals — I bring you the following true story. It reflects my personal preference for German beer. Contrary to popular belief, as is sometimes illustrated in these […]


Bronte Country, Haworth- England

A day out in Bronte Country, Haworth- England: As the Lake District has Beatrix Potter; the little historic town of Haworth has the Bronte’s. Similarly to the Lakes, Haworth is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty with views of the Yorkshire moors… Related posts: 48 Hours in York, North Yorkshire, England- […]


City of Nice

It’s been 3 weeks since my last post and truly apologize for the lack of updates online. If any of you have been keeping up with my instagram, I am currently on vacation touring around France. Finally, here is my first post at the beginning of my trip…. Related posts: […]


48 Hours in York, North Yorkshire, England- Travel Guide 1

48 Hours in York, North Yorkshire, England! All eyes were on Yorkshire this weekend as ‘God’s Own County’ played host to the 2014 Tour de France. We took a whirlwind trip to York in the heart of North Yorkshire to bring you all the greatest things to… Related posts: Maximize […]


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10 travel Instagram accounts you should follow

Instagram your way around the world By Marta López   Mobile phones have become one of the best travel mates for many photographers, bloggers and intrepid travellers. It´s all about being creative and playing around with the images to get the best result ever! In this sense, it seems like […]


Maroulas: History Uninterrupted

The smell of jasmine, pots of colorful geraniums, the unstoppable sound of cicadas, the taste of mature juicy apricots, are just a few memories from spending my childhood summers in my grandparents’ house at Maroulas. Soon enough, I realized that… Related posts: THAILAND   WARNING: Please pay heed to the […]


Happy 50th birthday Benihana

So Benihana is 50 years old and we went along to their swish Chelsea establishment to celebrate. Things have seriously boomed since Benihana founder Hirokai “Rocky” Aoki opened his first restaurant  in NYC in 1964. Then he had four tables,… Related posts: german chocolate pie [happy pi day] Math. It’s never […]


Are we there yet? 2

A parents’ guide to enjoying rather than enduring family holidays   Think of a family holiday and what springs to mind?   Are you picturing theme park hotels, kiddie meals, sandcastles and sunburn, and endless screaming kids? Are you imagining one of those family friendly resorts with the kid’s club […]

Freefalling at ScienceWorks in Canberra

Intoxicated by Taormina

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. How’s that for a profound statement? I love travelling! Visting new places, meeting new people, tasting new flavours. I’m fortunate enough to do a fair bit of it (though not nearly enough, obviously)… Related posts: Places to go and […]