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For The Love of Paris: a photowalk

It’s a perfect Parisian evening. A light breeze dances through the Jardin Du Luxembourg with the sweetness of red and purple blossoms. Tanned bodies sprawl across the lawn; bare skin … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 11 Comments

Tomorrow’s Paris: musings of a weary traveller

This is a city of fond memories, of romantic dreams, of thrilling possibilities – I wish so much for it to be a city of great adventures for me too – but tonight as the dying sun flashes across the sky, it’s also a city of uncomfortable heat and too-loud, chaotic happenings.

September 13, 2015 · 6 Comments

Idyllic Croatia: A photo walk through memories

Croatia lives in my memory as a pristine natural beauty and a nation of warm hospitality. When running my not-so-short list of ‘favourite’ travel destinations , Croatia always seems to feature. … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · 11 Comments

Travel. Food. Photo. France.

Eating in France is a sensual, indulgent, near-sacred experience. Inspired by the French people, who seem to be captivated by their food, absorbing it rather than merely ingesting it, visitors … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 15 Comments

Travel. Food. Photo. Berlin.

Eclectic like its culture, full of flavour like its people, I found the food of Berlin bloomed from a welcomed suite of cuisines at joyfully affordable prices. As I mentioned … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Week In Berlin: Exploring Germany’s Creative Capital

The mere mention of Berlin is often enough to conjure thoughts of street art, underground music and offbeat urban adventures. Such associations fit quite nicely with my concept of the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 21 Comments

Gratitude for a Wonderful Year of Travel Adventures – 2012

As we wander into another new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2012 adventures, and to thank you, my lovely readers, for sharing my journey. For … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 31 Comments

A Photo Walk in Berlin

Gritty and colourful, sweet and rough, the streets of Berlin offer many curiosities for the aimless wanderer to consider. Whether it’s the street art that Germany’s creative capital is so … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 14 Comments

Travel. Food. Photo. Croatia.

Of all the places I travelled this year, Croatia was perhaps the most unexpected to enter my ‘amazing country for food’ list. From previous travels, I had known to expect … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 21 Comments

Everything Homemade in Petrinja, Croatia

A soft thud from the front of the house signals the fall of another petite red apple on the driveway. Our gracious host, Senad, had apologised for the scattered obstacles … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 15 Comments

A Photo Walk in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Aquamarine lakes are fringed with mossy veins and sunshine-dappled woodlands  in Croatia’s natural treasure, Plitvice  Lakes National Park. Covering almost 300 km2 , and comprising 16 lakes, Plitvice is  the … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 27 Comments

4 Quiet Delights in Istria, Croatia

Happily nestled between Italy and Slovenia, jutting into the the Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s peninsula of Istria has some impressive neighbours to compete with in the tourism stakes. But with the … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 16 Comments

A Photo Walk in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Walking the calm streets of Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, is a bit like taking a stroll through a modern-day fairytale. The stoic stone castle perched above the river-laced city sets … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 10 Comments

8 Tips for Enjoying the Loveliness of Venice, Italy

The hypnotic dance of pale sunlight on the smooth columns of Ca D’Oro was enough to convince me that visiting Venice would be a lovely experience. I had questioned our … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 20 Comments

Bells, Doors and Bicycles: A Photo Walk in the Tuscan town of Lucca, Italy

Every town and city has its own delightful character, something that makes it particular, charming, unlike other cities. The provincial centre of Lucca in Tuscany could be described as quaint, … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 14 Comments

Happy Wanderings in Perugia: A Photo Walk in Umbria, Italy

A quiet kind of romance lingers in the medieval streets of Perugia. Vineyards, sunflowers and picturesque peaks abound the small city, leading newcomers on a happy journey into the capital … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 13 Comments

Falling in Love with Lisbon, Portugal

Pink dawn lingers on olive groves as I wake on the train to Lisbon. A hazy blue hangs above the distant horizon, hinting at the salty river beyond. I am … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 18 Comments

Colourful Streets of Lisbon: A Photo Walk

Sweet pastels and brightly patterned tiles line the vertical surfaces of Lisbon’s streets. Like clothing, the colours are worn to communicate personality, enliven the streets, tell a story about culture. … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 17 Comments

Art, Music & Culture in Granada, Spain

A few weeks ago I had the delight of visiting the Southern Spanish city of Granada. Known for its bohemian culture, impressive Muslim legacy and flamenco-gypsy arts, this dynamic city … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · 9 Comments

188 Days of Travel

Looking out across the calm Lisbon shore, I am moved by the memories that brim to mind. It is mid-year already and time to reflect on all I have seen … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · 21 Comments

Four days of solo Camino: walking through the Spanish Meseta

There are some things that are best experienced within the solitude of your mind, like meditating or soul searching… and perhaps, walking through the Spanish Meseta on the Camino de … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 27 Comments

From Istanbul to Barcelona, from there to here

A rising murmur in the afternoon street rouses me from siesta. Eyes open to a sun-streaked balcony of daisies and thyme. Ears focus on the plucking of strings and the … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 9 Comments

Impressions of Istanbul, Turkey

The thing about Istanbul is, it’s not an easy place to sum up. I’ve sat here scribbling impressions for a hour and my list is long and varied. From the … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 16 Comments

The 2012 Travel Itinerary: Choosing From a World of Adventures

‘Which ones can we cross off the list then?’ he asked with sincere concern. We had been negotiating with nations (I’ll give you Malta for Slovenia and raise you Bulgaria). … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · 13 Comments

Five and a half things I’ve learnt about Norway

The first ‘must’ for any international adventure is enthusiasm…the second is research. No matter what your travel style – ‘wing it’, ‘nose-in-guide’ or ‘three page daily itinerary’ – there is … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Another adventure in the planning

Oh, I have good news my friends! I’m dusting off my keyboard, brushing up my online bargain hunting skills and getting ready to launch into the comprehensive investigation, planning and … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 6 Comments

Exploring Taksim

The day after I post my jeans and jumpers home, the temperature in Istanbul drops from 35 to 20 degrees Celsius. But that is okay, the cool air has been … Continue reading

September 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

Surviving The Mysterious, Inevitable Travel Sickness

After a twelve hour journey from Denizli to Istanbul (two buses, a tram and a long, hot walk), I spent yesterday in various states of laziness. Being the kind of … Continue reading

September 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Road To Denizli

I am sitting in Denizli Otogar (bus station) drinking free tea while waiting for an overnight bus back to Istanbul. I have had a day of relaxation, an evening of … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · 2 Comments
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