Back in the day

I really hadn’t ever heard of it and it seems to be fairly new, the Historium in Bruges. I came across it when I was researching things to do in Bruges for my tour group. So when I was actually in Bruges, walking around, thinking about what to do, I decided to give it a…

Between lords and ladies

Cesky Krumlov. Never in my life had I heard about this town… until I started working for G. When I first saw the trip I was going to run, I was a bit confused. Why would they put me in an area I barely know and do not speak the language of. But I guess…

These shoes are made of iron

For my new job I’ve been reading a lot about the second world war and the holocaust. It’s a grim subject, but really interesting. There are so many countries and so many people involved. So much was happening all at the same time. I think I’ve never been interested in history this much. Of course…

Feeling history

Walking into Sachsenhausen is one of the most bizarre, eery and emotional things I’ve done as a tourist. I went on a chilly day at the start of the year. Only two nights before had I been celebrating the new year and gazed at the fireworks. Now I plowed through the new snow and felt…

Vienna’s history repeats daily

The center of Vienna houses an old clock. Every day at midday its inhabitants start dancing on a variety of music. I just had to check it out. I feel like a child in anticipation of the Punch and Judy show. But this is the Austrian version. The Anker clock was built by an Insurance…

Digging up Sydney’s dirt

The good thing about living in Sydney for a while, is that you have the time to see all the smaller and lesser known activities around the city. If I were a tourist on a busy schedule, I wouldn’t have visited the small Justice & Police museum. During a weekend with too much time on…

Escape to funky Cockatoo Island

From Sydney you can take a ferry to Cockatoo island, a small island that used to be a jail and is now mainly a quirky spot for art and camping. It’s been there for years, but was only developed for tourism in 2007 and is a hit with both tourists and locals since. The island…