Dear Santa, this year I was a good girl. I ate chocolate in moderation, I hardly drank much alcohol and I cut back on my spending (kind of!) Could you please bring me more clothbound classics? Thanking you in advance. Yours truly, SP.
When you’re casually going past the picturesque buildings in Kaleici and a man stops you for a chat outside the open doors of his house. I could see hundreds and hundreds of books everywhere as I peered in. Heaven for a bookworm! I was invited into his home and he kindly showed me his enormous collection of books and insisted I see his garden too. This is one of the best things about travelling, meeting people from all walks of life and hearing their stories.
This gate is one of the city’s most important historic sights. It dates back to 130 AD and was originally built to commemorate Roman Emperor Hadrian’s visit to Antalya. This gate is also the main entrance into the beautiful historical quarter - Kaleici. If you’re ever in Antalya, you don’t want to miss this!
Throwing it back to this time last week when I was basking in the glorious sunshine and welcoming people into my second home in Poland (I wish).
England is currently grey and cold. Wherever you are in the world I hope you have amazing weather. And if you’re on your travels, I hope you’re having a fabulous time.
Throwback to the best pasta dish in Warsaw. (Anyone who knows me knows I love roast potatoes, so when I ordered them imagine my disappointment when I was presented with potato wedges!)
Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you all have a great week ahead.
A harrowing museum. It documents the horrors of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising where the Nazi’s murdered an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 Polish people in a bloody battle that lasted sixty-three days, in which the city was completely destroyed. This was an emotionally difficult place to visit, but as always, I’m grateful for the education.