About Mark Sukhija

This site is written and maintained by Mark Sukhija (pictured). Originally, I started this blog to help me remember which restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels were good or not - often I'd forget names / locations of places which I'd visited. Over time, however, I've developed more destination-orientated information on places I've visited including individual dining, accomodation and drinking venues which I've visited over the years.

These are some quick facts about me:

  • Live: London. Planning an escape.
  • Previously lived: London, Zürich, Prague, Zagreb and (in the early 80s) Paris
  • Education: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Kingston University, London.
  • Education: Masters Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Tourism from the University of Applied Sciences in Eastern Switzerland.
  • Favorite destinations: New Zealand, Rome, Basel, Antwerp
  • Favorite tipple: Waiheke and Hawkes Bay wines, Belgian Beers
  • Favorite cuisine: Indian, Italian
  • Most memorable trip: 2 weeks on the South Island of New Zealand.
  • Most unusual destination: Al-Jaghbub, Libya for the 2006 Solar Eclipse.
  • Travels for: Solar eclipses, Formula One, Fun!

Recent posts

Rome - 14 things not to miss My personal advise on what to do and see in Rome
Mt Egmont and King Edward Park Mt Egmont seen from the King Edward Park playing fields in Stratford
Stratford Glockenspiel The Stratford Glockenspeil in Taranaki
The Antelope - the dog friendly pub The Antelope - your local, dog friendly, beer friendly pub
Ancient Rome - 8 must see highlights Must see ancient monuments around Rome
Antwerp - de Kathedraal Historical information about the gothic Antwerp Cathedral
Antwerp - what to do, see, stay and eat What to see, where to stay and eat in historic Antwerp
Austria - recommended places to stay Recommended hotels in Vienna, Salzburg and Bregenz

Further reading

European tourism and rail organisations - a quick reference (I) - A reference guide to European tourism and rail organisations (I)

Lucerne - a short history of The Lion Monument - A brief history of the Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland

London - 15 things not to miss - Fifteen things no visitor to London should miss

2012 Solar Eclipse totality seen from offshore of Port Douglas - Video of totality during the 2012 eclipse seen from Port Douglas in Queensland

Lucerne - 7 things not to miss - What not to miss in Lucerne

Switzerland - places not to miss - Sixteen places not to miss around Switzerland

Antwerp - what to do, see, stay and eat - What to see, where to stay and eat in historic Antwerp

Why chase solar eclipses? - Why I chase total solar eclipse all over the world

Europe - Travel information from around Europe

Italy - 10 places not to miss - 10 places you shouldn't miss in Italy

About Mark Sukhija

Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook