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From Hitler’s holiday camp to luxury hotel? – Large section of the “Colossus of Rugen” sold at auction

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Block One of the Prora KdF resort fetches £2.2 million at auction on Saturday One day, you could own a piece of this… In a surprising turn of events this weekend, an entire 500 metre section of the planned holiday camp at Prora on the island of Rugen in Germany was sold for £2.2 million, […]

The ultimate Southern Lights time-lapse video

What with all the column inches being given over to its more famous sibling, we thought it was time to redress the balance and award the Aurora Australis its share of the fame. Otherwise known as the Southern Lights, the phenomenon can be seen in Australia (amongst other places) where this spectacular time-lapse footage was […]

Amsterdam: Coffee shop crack-down and red light restrictions? Great!

  Returning from a long but enjoyable day of sightseeing to our hotel near Museum Square and thanking our amiable host for his excellent advice which formed the basis for our wanderings, the conversation turned to the current (summer 2010) state of the tourism industry. Had the economic downturn and rise in the value of […]