Ravello, Italy

Picture yourself at the bottom of a set of stone steps, facing a whitewashed church. To your left, a narrow cobbled street winds away from you, and to your right, purple flowers spill over a stone wall. Turn around, and just beyond a vast piazza of teracottas and whites, a mass of green trees covers... Continue Reading →

When the fridge took a holiday

  We went away for two weeks. Giddy with the excitement of seeing blue skies, we checked the house three times, each person doing a separate lap to re-adjust the half-drawn curtains, rattle window handles or tighten the taps so that not a single drop of water would escape. On the way back, the air... Continue Reading →

Zurich

The first myth I want to dispel is that Switzerland is boring. Completely disagree. Switzerland's peaks, lakes and culture are enchanting. For the first time we found ourselves not wanting to walk or cycle or drive to see a long list of places on a pre-planned bucket list. That was what travelling was to me... Continue Reading →

Bolivia

Bolivia is akin to an artist’s raw, unheralded masterpiece; beauty, uninterrupted. It was clear from my first step in the magical Salar de Uyuni, to my last, in the coral blue expanse of Lake Titicaca. In between, I spent a month experiencing a country that is surely one of the wonders of the world. A... Continue Reading →

Country Bio: Bolivia

Bolivia is a land of astonishingly diverse natural beauty. In its southwest lies the stark brilliance of the Salar de Uyuni, and in its northeast the mighty Amazon Rainforest. In between, there is Potosi with its bleak working silver mines and the surreal basin-shaped landscape of the world's highest administrative capital, La Paz, at an elevation of c.... Continue Reading →

Antarctica

“Antarctica, Antarctica, it’s cold and full of ice. Antarctica, Antarctica, you’ll freeze your balls off!” This was the anthem invented by a crazy bunch of travellers with whom I bonded over the course of the 10-day expedition to the coldest and most isolated continent on the planet. My trip to the final continent was not... Continue Reading →

The Guest: Sichuan

The southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan is a basin surrounded by mountains, with unchanged borders for over 500 years. The region is known for the famous Sichuan spice in its cuisine, giant panda sanctuaries and expansive green and blue mountain landscapes. To the western side of the province you will find a Tibetan plateau with... Continue Reading →

Rwanda

The Land of a Thousand Hills- thus Rwanda is rather romantically named. This however is probably not what this landlocked jewel of the African continent is known for. Along with its neighbour Uganda, it has become synonymous with the majesty of the mountain gorillas that reside within its verdant perimeter. This, and more pertinently, the... Continue Reading →

Vietnam

To say Southeast Asia has been on the radar in the last few years is an understatement. The lure of Thailand's turquoise waters following Leonardo di Caprio’s turn in The Beach (it is not a good film), architectural and religious treasures like Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the rich and war-torn history of Vietnam combine... Continue Reading →

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