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Dive into Britain’s black history at the Black Cultural Archives, London

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton, South London was established in 1981 by educationalist and historian Len Garrison to celebrate the contributions that black people have made to culture, society and heritage of the UK’s black history. Continue reading Dive into Britain’s black history at the Black Cultural Archives, London

“A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Last weekend I spent some time in Amsterdam with a group of friends for an extended weekend away. Whilst we had a fantastic weekend of dinners, partying and sightseeing, a Sunday morning stroll allowed me to explore a place that really captured my interest; the Tropenmuseum.

Located on Linnaeusstraat 2, the Tropenmuseum provides a selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions that quite simply, is one of the most intriguing and insightful museums that I’ve visited in a long time. Continue reading “A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

As the second largest city of Switzerland, Geneva is home to main industries of banking, governmental administration, technology and tourism – there’s a vast mix of world class hotels like Intercontinental Geneva. The city prides itself as one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world offering nature and architecture with a rich palette of history. The city is also a major gateway to the Alps, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Continue reading Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights of the Musée du Louvre, Paris

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Musée du Louvre

Following a recent post about my return to Paris, I questioned the best way to maximise time in and around the Musée du Louvre. It’s such a daunting museumthat having a ‘plan’ (even in the loosest of ways) is essential.Now, I’m not usually a big fan of museums. Unless I’m in the right mood, I tend to switch off a bit and rush through the pieces, keen to get outside and see the rest of the destination – plus I don’t like being told that I ‘should’ admire this official piece. I blame school trips that sometimes lacked substance. People are receptive to different things and that in itself should be respected (for instance I really love the skill and creativity of street art). Continue reading Highlights of the Musée du Louvre, Paris

Musee D’Orsay, Paris – An ex-train station and museum all in one

imageHaving previously travelled to Paris, my boyfriend and I were already becoming familiar with the city and some of the sights to be seen. Despite this, for the latest trip we decided that we would like to get some recommendations for sights that we must see on this visit.

With the help of ParisInfo, we were able to be add Musee D’Orsay and the Louvre to our itinerary for a fun-filled weekend in a city that we love.

ParisInfo are the official Convention and Visitors Bureau for Paris aiming to welcome, inform and promote the city. They offer tourists an insight to attractions around the city through the provision of their ‘virtual tourist information’ styled website, as well as tourist information centres dotted around the city providing detailed information. Continue reading Musee D’Orsay, Paris – An ex-train station and museum all in one