As I gripped my umbrella against the driving rain, I felt as though I might as well have stayed in the UK, where inclement weather is in ample supply. Continue reading
For many people, the mention of Battersea, the suburb of South West London, conjures up two things: the cats and dogs’ home and Clapham Junction, which proudly describes itself as Britain’s busiest railway station.
ORDERING a triple at the bar would often spark concern for your wellbeing.
In a Belgian monastery, it is perfectly normal — they might be hurt if you didn’t.
Westmalle Abbey brews two of Flanders’ most heavenly ales, the blonde Tripel and dark brown Dubbel. Home to 36 monks and their forefathers since 1794, it is an hour’s pilgrimage (by car) from Brussels, starting a trip that will lead me to five breweries, two pubs and a beer festival.
WHEN you go on holiday the first things you want to do are dump your bags in the hotel, explore and go for a drink.
Luckily, in a city where a pint still costs £2, this is no problem — but there’s a chance you could be interrupted by a couple of film stars, depending on where you stay.