After a mad, constantly travelling, dash across Vietnam and Cambodia, we wanted to finish the trip with a relaxing, sun and sand filled few days. After quite a bit of research, we decided on the little known Perhentian Islands. Meaning “stopping point” in Malay, these small islands are situated off […]
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 […]
Our first view of Russia, from the air, was of frozen lakes, beaches covered by ice from the freezing sea and a bleak never ending landscape. That changed as the runway of St Petersburg airport came into view as the BA pilot landed (with a bump) and we taxi-ed to […]
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.
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 […]