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Muslims will be majorities in some European cities within 25 years. Interesting times ahead?

Currently Europe’s (excluding Turkey) 50 million Muslims only make up about 7% of the total population. However, as Muslim communities tend to be found in the main cities, here the percentage of the population that are Muslim is much higher than in the general population.

About 30% of Marseille’s population are Muslim, around 25% of […]

Russians have a lot to learn in the Land of Smells

I thought I’d start 2014 gently with a few travellers’ tales from the Land of Smells. Tomorrow’s post will be much more serious.

The background to the first two stories is that it’s only in the last few years that Russian tourists have been coming here and so most aren’t aware of some interesting local […]