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Cultural Kanazawa in Japan, famed for gold leaf and geishas is ready to take on Tokyo.

10/04/2018 – 10:10
Kenrokuen garden (Karen Bowerman)

By Karen Bowerman
Cultural Kanazawa: A new bullet train link means the Japanese city of Kanazawa, famed for gold leaf, geishas and its Kenrokuen garden, is ready to take on Tokyo. Karen Bowerman pays it a …

Oriental Delight; an alternative Tokyo experience.

28/03/2018 – 12:33
Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

By Karen Bowerman
Karen Bowerman enjoys an Oriental delight and stays at the luxury Aman Hotel whilst trying her hand at calligraphy and a rickshaw ride in the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
Head to the 34th floor of …

New Zealand’s sub-antarctic island cruising aboard Silversea’s luxurious Silver Discoverer

02/08/2015 – 09:37
White Island

By Karen Bowerman
Sea lions and albatross, butlers and champagne: Expedition cruising Silversea-style! DinkyGuide’s Karen Bowerman combines expedition cruising with a taste of luxury as she explores New Zealand’s Sub-antarctic islands on Silversea’s Silver Discoverer
According to our …

Visiting and exploring the Isle of Elba, Italy

26/09/2014 – 14:58

By Karen Bowerman
The Isle of Elba, the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago off Italy, is known for its temperate climate and picturesque hiking trails. Karen Bowerman explored its mountains and its shores.
Bumpity, bump, bump, …

The delights of medieval Dubrovnik, Croatia

08/08/2014 – 16:56

By Karen Bowerman
You’ve probably seen the typical shot of Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most popular tourist destination. Taken from a hill overlooking the city, it shows a mass of red-tiled roofs surrounded by a medieval wall encrusted …

Antics in the Alps: Laax ski resort, Graubunden, Switzerland

16/11/2013 – 13:41

By Karen Bowerman
Karen Bowerman joined skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the snow in LAAX, Switzerland’s largest winter resort
He balances at the top of an exceptionally steep slope, tips his skis over the edge and shoots …

Jerusalem: in the path of the pilgrims to Israel, Asia

13/10/2013 – 09:25

By Karen Bowerman
Dinky Guide’s Karen Bowerman explores Jerusalem, the ancient city of Israel, and discovers some of the the sights that have drawn pilgrims and attracted visitors for years.
Israel’s ancient capital, Jerusalem, is one …

The attractions of Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands

23/09/2013 – 20:32
Contemplating herring

By Karen Bowerman
Anniversaries abound in Amsterdam this year and with so many special events to mark them, what better time to visit? Karen Bowerman suggests a few things to see.
You know about the coffee shops, …