My First Beer Spa

The last evening of my Press Trip to the Plsen area was scheduled for a beer…

Beer in Plsen

Plsen, a city in the west of Czechia, is famous for its beer. Indeed it’s the…

A Tour of Pilsner Urquell Brewery

In September 2022 I was on a PressTrip to Plsen, and as part of that, we…

Podcast #062: Czech Beer Press Trip

Welcome to Episode 062 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This episode, the…

Is German Beer the best beer?

When people think of beer, they automatically think of Germany, and rave about the qualities of…

Tiraspol: Support Your Local Sheriff

“I’m the urban spaceman baby, here comes the twist: I don’t exist”. I have been told…

Day Trip To Plovdiv

I spent two nights in Sofia, but while I was there I took a day trip…

24 Hours in Sofia

“Our flight time will be about 2½ hours, thanks to a strong tailwind. The current weather…

The Ballad of August 1993 (and other stories)

So, let me take you back to the heady days of the mid 1990s. What were…

Two days in Eastern Bosnia

As international borders go, the one between Serbia and Bosnia that I passed through around 2.30am…

Novi Sad in a few hours

Novi Sad is Serbia’s second biggest city, around 80km from Belgrade and the train takes about…

Belgrade – The White City

See, I’ve been to Belgrade now three times (I have a penpal there), and each time…