China the endlessly fascinating destination that seemingly everyone wants to explore, is now arguably most famous for its rapid and dizzying modernisation. Despite overwhelmingly growth and change, if you stay clear of the cities there are still many unspoilt places left to visit….Posted on: May 22nd in Asia, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
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Mahatma Gandhi said, “India’s soul lives in its villages.” There are more than 6 lakh villages in India, and each of them has something to say about what India is all about….Posted on: March 20th in Asia, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
With a seemingly endless supply of wide sandy beaches, timeless ruins and lush tea groves, Sri Lanka – an island country located near the south-west of South India in South Asia – is a place which seems synonymous with beauty….Posted on: February 13th in Asia, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
If you are looking for new walking adventures to start off 2015, there are plenty of beautiful paths across the UK. From rugged coastline, wildflowers, cliffsides and peaks – you are spoiled for choice! All you need is your sense of adventure, a map and some walking shoes….Posted on: February 6th in Beautiful Places, UK by Becky Padmore.
I still wonder how I ended up traveling to Oman in the first place. Probably a mix of lust for adventure, attraction for warm destination (I live in Sweden after all) and a dash of last minute-decision. Ah those random choices…Posted on: January 23rd in Beautiful Places, Middle East by Becky Padmore.
Half a year ago Brazil was booming, everyone wanted to be there. The mood was on top and the party was never ending (at least until that game against Germany). Yes, I am talking about the world cup but even before the famous sports event, the country is often associated with football. Having spent quite a bit of time there…Posted on: January 6th in Beautiful Places, South America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world head to Costa Rica to experience some of the most beautiful parks, beaches, and natural wonders in the world. For such a small country Costa Rica has been blessed with more than it’s fair share of natural beauty and is dotted with sublime beaches and tropical national parks – great for visitors, but it can make choosing an itinerary challenging…Posted on: September 9th in Beautiful Places, South America by Becky Padmore.
Forget fish and chips, Buckingham Palace and chunky black cabs – they might be some of the first images to spring to mind when people think of taking a trip around the UK, but they’re nowhere near the most memorable…Posted on: August 1st in Beautiful Places, UK by Becky Padmore.
Even before the days of British colonialism and the ‘exotic east’ writings of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell, Myanmar had long been a place of mystery and allure. With its legendary kingdoms, gorgeous landscapes, diverse people and fine examples of architectural and archaeological marvels, how could it not? These days, having re-joined the global community after 50 years of infamy at the hands of a ruling military junta…Posted on: July 14th in Asia, Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Often overlooked in comparison to England and Scotland, Wales actually packs a hell of a lot of beauty into a relatively small mass of land with sprawling mountain ranges, lush green valleys, ragged coastline, gorgeously preserved castles and postcard-pretty market towns. We feel Wales doesn’t receive half the amount of attention it deserves…Posted on: June 23rd in Beautiful Places, UK by Becky Padmore.