Kim Vernon

Krakow: past and present

We did know a little about Krakow before booking a break there, but I have to admit that we didn’t really know about its history or that it had one of the largest Jewish communities in pre-war Europe. Read the guide

A cheap weekend in Prague

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Prague. We hoped that, with recession jitters and an exchange rate that looked dodgy, spending more time out in the sun would also save us money Read the guide

Winter in Budapest

Budapest in winter is cold. Very cold. But who cares, when there's hot wine to warm you up, cosy cafes to hunker down in, and boat trips come complete with brandy and blankets Read the guide