More than 58 million passengers passed through Frankfurt Airport in 2013 yet, in comparison to German cities such as Munich and Berlin, Frankfurt am Main remains largely undiscovered by international travellers. As I discovered, there’s plenty to do to make a weekend city break to Frankfurt, Germany worthwhile.
The “it’s grim up north” brigade can’t, surely, mean Newcastle and Gateshead? Those of us living in this part of the world know the area has undergone a major transformation over recent years.
Tanned, with a firm jaw and wearing a white Stetson, there’s something reminiscent of the Marlboro man about George Gaber, the owner of La Reata Ranch near Kyle in Saskatchewan, Canada.
India’s most southerly state, Tamil Nadu, is the home to 46km of railway that, since July 2005, holds the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lisbon’s Museu da Carris - the Carris Museum, dedicated to public transport - is all too often overlooked by visitors to the Portuguese capital due its location in Alcantara, roughly half way between the city centre and the Belem district.
Englishman James Frost is convinced he has found the perfect job; cultivating grapes to make quality wines on the Quinta de Sant’ana estate, which he runs with his wife Ann, 35km from Lisbon in Portugal.
Going shopping in Japan is a great experience. You don’t need to be a foodie to enjoy the exquisite presentation of the food court at The Cube in Kyoto’s station, nor do you have to be a techie to appreciate the wares offered in the city’s big electronic stores.
There's lots to see and do in Newcastle. The ‘new castle’ which lends its name to the city is centuries old: it dates from the reign of King Henry II, 840 years ago. You can climb its steep, honey-coloured stone steps to visit the great hall before watching a video that explains the role of the fortress through the ages: for centuries it stood as a bulwark of royal authority against Scottish invasion into England.
During February, the francophone St Boniface district of the Winnipeg hosts the Festival du Voyager, western Canada’s biggest winter festival.Thanks to the seasonal weather, finding a place to chill in Winnipeg in winter isn’t difficult. However, chilling at Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature has a whole different meaning — it’s a chic spa with saunas and steam rooms ranged around a four outdoor pools of varying temperatures.
The heart of the district is Covent Garden Market. The covered, neo-Classical market building formerly sold fruit and vegetables. It’s now occupied by boutique stores that I visited to browse for gift ideas.