Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort Nové Lázně, Mariánské Lázně

Introduction: Time of year: Late January/early February 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the third stop on our visit to the Czech Republic and a chance to relax after a busy few days. Why we chose this place: Mariánské Lázně is a beautiful, historic spa town which developed in the early 1800s after numerous mineral springs … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort Nové Lázně, Mariánské Lázně

Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort – Esplanade, Piestany, Slovakia

Introduction: Time of year: January 2017 – minus five degrees during the day, with snow on the ground. Purpose of trip: Nigel had decided to partake in some ‘health tourism’ in Slovakia as he needed some heavy duty dental treatment. We thought that we’d make a break out of it, as there needed to be … More Review: Danubius Health Spa Resort – Esplanade, Piestany, Slovakia

Midge and Mozart: musical notes for our wintry mini-break.

OK….what links Mozart, Schubert, Strauss…and Midge Ure? Answer: our next destination. Midge, as part of Ultravox, memorably sang about this beautiful city. The other three, along with Beethoven, lived there. Its rich, classical music heritage is, we’ve heard, just a part of what’s earned Vienna the unofficial title of Europe’s cultural capital. Add to that … More Midge and Mozart: musical notes for our wintry mini-break.