Literature Festivals and Book Fairs in the UK 2019

Book fairs, literature festivals and storytelling festivals are an amazing opportunity to promote your own book, network with other authors, publishers, translators, meet authors whose work you admire (remember that the handshake trumps the photo) and discover new favourite reads. Europe has a variety of international literary festivals and book fairs to pick from. To … Continue reading Literature Festivals and Book Fairs in the UK 2019

A Day Trip From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Windmills With Smell of Cocoa

The Zaanse Schans is a place to go for a day trip from Amsterdam to see windmills up close. The area is set up like a village, demonstrating the daily life in the Zaan region over the centuries. 

Amsterdam in 72 Hours – The First Day

Visiting Amsterdam in the winter is a gamble, it may be sunny and nice or it could be damp and nasty. Either way, as there are 75 museums in Amsterdam there is always one more museum to visit even when canal cruising and Amsterdam by bike is not favoured by weather. What to do in Amsterdam … Continue reading Amsterdam in 72 Hours – The First Day

Six Travel Scams in Petra and How You Can Avoid Them

See the list of six most common scames in Petra and how to avoid them. Petra, has a selection of scams and extra services to offer to trick you hand over more money you intended to spend. Most of the scams in Petra aim to trick you to hand over your money yourself. Is it actually a scam when you agree to it? Is it a cultural difference or a wilful scamming? While it is always better to assume goodwill, if you don't have a budget for it, it's better to avoid extra spending. Know about them before you go to your visit to Petra, Jordan.