Now I want to introduce you to La Cité du Vin (The City of Wine), one of the most intriguing sights/sites in the region of Bordeaux.
Bordeaux is so strongly associated with wine that we sometimes forget it is an exciting multicultural city as well as a wine region.
Tunnels, burrows, caves, bunkers and warrens hold a nervy sort of fascination for us overground animals. On one hand, darkness, dead-ends, small spaces and danger. On the other, safe places,
Most people know Europe has certain cultural features in common. We have the metric system, write dates DD/MM/YY, pay with the Euro (mostly) and use the 24-hour clock. That’s just
Where are you going on vacation this year? May I suggest a European tour? Here are ten crime fiction books I’ve loved because they transported me to another country and in
By Clare Flynn People often ask me how I choose the location for my books. But it often feels as if the location chooses me. I’ve just completed a four-month trip
Spring 1993, Portugal I oversleep, miss breakfast, my friends and the bus to Braga. The next one goes in an hour. There’s an unimpressive-looking restaurant across the road and I’m starving.
The Reading Writer Writers are always readers. Or if not, they have no business writing. This interview asks authors about both their reading and writing, because I’m curious how one affects
By Liza Perrat 1944. The people of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, sitting peacefully in the heart of the Limousin countryside, farm the land, fish the lakes and gossip on the village