Travel

Zaanse Schans, Holland

Zaanse Schans, Holland

Edit – I should add that whilst the arrival into Amsterdam was a nightmare, you quickly forget about that as soon as you seen the windmills lining the river banks at Zaanse Schans. We flew into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with EasyJet and immediately things started going wrong. We landed on time […]

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

As our No 1 Red Arrow started slowing, the countryside around gave way to small houses, then small tower blocks then the full concrete jungle. Our provodnitsa (carriage attender), opened the door to let us step down onto the platform. Each provodnitsa stood outside their door all alone the length of the platform […]

Seljavellir, Iceland

South Iceland

Leaving the city and heading south along the ring road (by ring road, I mean the only big road that literally goes around the whole of Iceland), takes you out into the wild and with that, the sheer mind blowing beauty that Iceland has to offer.

Tibet

Tibet

A country that was forbidden to travellers for centuries, whose inner culture has remained virtually untouched and whose history is seeded with religious and mysterious legends. Home to one of the world’s most dramatic mountain ranges, the Himalayas, and to one of the oldest and most mystical religions. Tibet is […]

Slovenia

Slovenia

Most people think of Lake Bled when they think of Slovenia, myself included. Everyone has seen the fairy tale looking church on the tiny island in the middle of a lake emerging from the morning fog or winter snow. Everyone has heard of the wedding ritual where the groom carries his […]

Climbing Mt Triglav, Slovenia

Climbing Mt Triglav, Slovenia

I don’t do heights really. Tall buildings are okay but in general, walking along ridges, or vertical drops isn’t normally my cup of tea so I’m not entirely sure how it was that I found myself waiting in a museum car park waiting to be met by our guide with […]