La Galleria is a restaurant that is really situated on the the busiest part of the Boulevard on the Scheveningen beach... so, it is going to get some heavy traffic regardless of how good the food actually is... that is the way of most tourist places!
If I have to choose for between Pasta or Pizza
One of the most iconic landmarks on the Australian mainland are the Twelve Apostles, which is a several hours drive from Melbourne on the Southern Australian Coast. Needless to say, if you are making that trip, then you will need a pitstop for food and a toilet break! Especially if you are travel
Last winter, I had written about a Ice Sculpture festival at the beach (Scheveningen) in Den Haag (Netherlands)... that year the theme was SteamPunk. Looking back at the photos, it was a really nice event that I got to visit with my girls and my mother.... I do remember it being quite bitterly col
Something that is quite common across all the artistic professions is the requirements for a large rehearsal/studio space at a cheap price. Sadly, artists and musicians aren't exactly drowning in excess cash to be able to splash out on rents. Sometimes, co-operatives are formed to rent out large s
I recently had a concert in the town of Wiesbaden... it's one of many places in Germany that I've never been to (well, at least according to my Google calender search... which may or may not be true!). It seemed to be a nice town, a lot larger than I had expected it to be and on this particular wi
Tours with music groups can range the from the well-organised through the chaotic scramble... so much depends upon the administrative organisation of the group, and a great tour and orchestral manager is really worth their weight in gold! When you are travelling with multiple components and lots o
It is a common thing that with many of the concert halls that I've played in all around the world... that the difference between what the public sees of the exterior public areas and the concert hall and stage, is in stark contrast to the rabbit warren of mazes and crappy decor of the backstage! T
We've all had these crappy crappy travel days... early starts, trouble with public transport... and then airports... all the well-laid plans to get where you need to be in time and fresh for work all go out the window from the first step that you take out the door!
Anyway, today was the first tour
The Paulaner Wirtshaus was an interesting little beer house that we found ourselves at during a quick break for dinner between a rehearsal that evening's concert.
It was a cute place with the waiters (men and women) dressed up in the traditional attire for this particular area of Germany .... an
This last weekend was the Monumentendagen in The Netherlands (or maybe it was only in Den Haag...). This is a once yearly event where you can visit most national monuments and museums for free... and in some cases (like the Ridderszaal, the seat of Governance) it is the only day that it is open to
Travelling in Australia really means that you need a decent car with a touch more power than our humble Peugeot 107 shopping trolley! For the Southern portion of our Australian trip, we have hired this big car (yes yes, I'm really that bad at cars...)... I guess it is a 4fwd of some sort (SUV for
Well.... after the cross-planet plane trip with two kids (which went much better than the last time, when the little one screamed for most of the day long trip...).... we finally arrived in Australia for the grandchild trophy tour. Well, mostly it is for our respective parents to show off their gr