Two Days in Milan

Two Days in Milan

The powerhouse of the Italian economy, Milan, like the Milanese themselves, is different to the rest of Italy, the people are just as friendly but more fashion conscious, hardy a surprise, and the city more utilitarian, with the exception of the historic centre. It may not have the same quality of artwork as Florence or…

Tips for that Winter Break

Tips for that Winter Break

Our resident holiday expert Rob Farrow is here to provide guidance, advice and answers to your holiday dilemmas. In this edition he looks at getting the most from autumn and winter breaks. As the autumn draws in, traditionally people’s thoughts turn away from holidays and towards nights indoors, but things have changed. Gone is the…

Paris - The 6th or 16th

Paris - The 6th or 16th

My memory tends to capture random moments in life, and one of which was a claim made by a French lecturer that she lived in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Not that I had any interest in her home address, but it was the tone of voice, an astringent sense of pride, that caught my…