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.
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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.
The second happiest country in the world (according to United Nation’s 2013 World Happiness Report), seems to be having a moment. The Scandinavian country’s reputation for pristine, untouched landscapes are drawing discerning travellers from all over the globe and the popularity of the Disney movie…Posted on: June 12th in Beautiful Places, Europe, Travel by Becky Padmore.
Anyone who has followed this blog for a while will know we’re on a mission to seek out the world’s beautiful places, both through our own travels and our guest bloggers. So when we were contacted by a guy who has developed his own system to rank how beautiful a city is, we were very intrigued. This is his story, and we also reveal for the very first time what cities have come out top…Posted on: June 5th in Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
You name it, Malaysia’s probably got it – beaches to lounge on, rain forests to trek and sweat through, exotic wildlife to seek out, unbeatable cuisine, deep-seated traditions and a rich cultural history. It’s also a rapidly changing nation, capitalising on the natural resources the land has provided with little consideration for the consequences…Posted on: May 19th in Asia, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
Although this landlocked African country is home to some uniquely beautiful landscapes (including brilliant red sand dunes and the world’s largest salt pans) it’s all about the wildlife. Botswana is filled with sprawling open savannahs which teem with migrating mammals…Posted on: April 18th in Africa, Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
From snow capped peaks to ‘Big Five’s safaris and paradise-esque islands, the East African country is basking in its new found status of being a hot travel destination for both luxurious and adventurous travellers. Here Tanzania expert Greg Bell chooses his favourite gorgeously enchanting spots in this beautiful country…Posted on: April 11th in Africa, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
Intrepid explorer and blogger Adam Evans from Adam off the Radar talks to us about the cluster of islands and wildlife haven that seems to be on everyone’s travel bucket list…Posted on: April 8th in Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
The Philippines is a place we keep hearing a lot about in the travel blogging world recently, with many looking to discover a more authentic Southeast Asian experience than the well worn backpacker’s trail of the more popular Thailand. Today our guest blogger Cherry grew up in the Philippines so she’s a great person to ask about the country’s most beautiful places…Posted on: March 18th in Asia, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
Although it’s famous for its sprawling sand dunes, elegant spas and desert Star War sets, the smallest country in North Africa is not always synonymous with beauty, but of course beauty is subjective and vastly underrated Tunisia…Posted on: February 25th in Africa, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.