On the trail of Empress Sisi

The magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

The story of Sisi, the Empress Elizabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is well known throughout Europe as travel writer Ron Smith discovered on his latest trip.

Begin with the Beguines

Published: Mon 20 Feb 2017

Typical Beguine houses. now sought after residences in Ghent

A Belgian history lesson as much as a travel article - Ron Smith tells the tale of the Beguinages.

Ghent - a city of troublemakers

Published: Fri 06 Jan 2017

Ghent's post office

The friendly Belgian city of Ghent, home to a fairytale castle, is famed for its historic buildings, winding streets and canals. A charming place, says travel writer Ron Smith.

So much to see in London

Published: Fri 02 Dec 2016

Nelson's Column

TRAFALGAR Square, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus.......just some of the countless attractions London has to offer visitors like travel writer Ron Smith, who boarded a sleeper train and soaked up the sights of the capital.

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