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Europe

It’s Limburg for Coffee, Wine, Honey and Cherry Vlaai

For years Anna Hyman had known that Maastricht and Limburg in the Netherlands were renowned for food and culinary flair – as well as being famous amongst other things for its eponymous 1992 treaty and the introduction of the Euro, along with several famous sons including Andre Rieu and van Eyck, but had she realised […]

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France

Cheers to Beer

In spite of all her protests friends of Anna Hyman still maintain that her visit to the Nord-Pas- de -Calais region of France to learn more about brewing was actually one glorified pub crawl! There used to be scores of small local breweries in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of Northern France but with the decline of […]

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Germany

Cruising to wine, chocolate and beer

A river cruise is the perfect way to relax as Anna Hyman discovered. What’s not to like -cruising along beautiful rivers at a gentle pace, mooring at quaint riverside wine towns and villages, and on board ship fabulous food and a great crew. We were standing in the Pfaiz Historical Museum in Speyer gazing somewhat […]

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Europe

Belgium on a plate: a restaurant and a book

Some of the best meals we have ever eaten have been in Belgium. Apart from it being a delightful country to explore, it is also a great destination for food lovers.

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Europe

Guernsey – a Map, Duke of Richmond and Victor Hugo

The pretty Channel Island of Guernsey, with its lovely beaches, country lanes, association with Victor Hugo and fascinating history proved to be a great choice as a short break destination for Anna Hyman and Joan Brown. Why, I wanted to know, was the splendid St Peter Port hotel where Joan and I had stayed whilst […]

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Germany

Weimar in Ten

We can think of lots of reasons to visit the beautiful, fascinating and historic German city of Weimar. In no particular order, here are ten reasons to visit Weimar. 1) Cradle of Classicism Goethe and Schiller, Herder and Wieland, Nietzsche, Fürnberg, Liszt, Bach, Cornelius, Gropius, Feininger, Klee and Itten all have artistic roots in Weimar. […]