How to survive the Cologne Carnival on a Budget

The Cologne Carnival is Germany’s answer to the Mardi Gras. It’s perfect for budget travellers wanting to go local on holiday and has plenty of boutique hostels and low cost hotels available. Rivalling the flamboyant carnivals of Venice and Rio, the Germans love to celebrate Ash Wednesday in their own inimitable style. Famous for its glorious twin-spired cathedral, […]

Mystical Fireballs and Druids – Ancient Winter Festivals in Britain

With the northern hemisphere tilting towards darkness, winter is a spooky and mysterious time for British people. It’s a weird and wonderful time to visit the country. Most of its ancient winter festivals are intimately connected with evil spirits and papist plotters, where the traditions of yesteryear survive to this day. Bonfire Night on November […]