Harlemmerrstraat, Amsterdam

Behind the bar view in Amsterdam

Daniel James “I miss the trams when I’m not here,” says part-time barperson at Café De Blauwe Druif on Haarlemmerstraat, Kelly Robertson. Kelly is without doubt the bearer of the least Dutch sounding name I’ve encountered in Amsterdam. “It’s the …

Photogrpah: Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

Thirty minute Kew for Christmas

Amy Hughes Queen Charlotte, the original founder of Kew Gardens in west London, first dressed the branches of a Christmas tree in the 1790s, for guests to admire. The …

Emilia Romagna, Italy

Emilia Romagna – Italy’s bread basket

Amy Hughes There’s still one more month to get to Milan’s World Expo themed around ending hunger and food waste. While it offers a good glimpse (note: not samples) of food …