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.
Vienna is a beautiful, cultured city and so much more than just white Lippizzaner horses and Wiener Schnitzel. If you want to get a feel of real Vienna, strike a balance between must-see attractions, little known secrets and fun things that are typical for the Austrian capital. Here is my pocket manual for…Posted on: July 8th in Europe by Becky Padmore.
As I touched down in the country Winston Churchill once called “The Pearl of Africa” I wondered why neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania gets the lions share of travel press coverage while Uganda only seems to gets a tiny morsel. When I told my friends I was off to the landlocked East African country…Posted on: July 8th in Africa by Lee Hubbard.
On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Spending three days in Marrakech, one of our days was spent in the company of Lalla Fatima at her cooking school…Posted on: July 4th in Africa by Lee Hubbard.
I have a confession to make. Even though more than 60 million people worldwide have seen Les Miserables on stage and the recent film has turned it into an extraordinary cultural phenomenon, I still haven’t seen the show, the film or even read the book. It’s not to say I haven’t been curious though…Posted on: July 4th in Travel, UK by Becky Padmore.
With the summer already in full swing, you shouldn’t be missing out on any more fun. From cool open air movies to lazing around on a city beach, here’s our top picks for 10 awesome London events to go this summer…Posted on: July 1st in UK by Becky Padmore.
Though they are separate states with unique identities, both North and South Carolina share some gorgeous attributes for their throngs of yearly visitors. Majestic mountains, lush forests and serene beaches dot the map in both of these classic Mid-Atlantic States. The hospitality of both is also equally legendary…Posted on: July 1st in Travel by Rich Palese.
As we walked around and listened to the guides, the true tragedy what had happened gradually started to sink in. The number of casualties during WW1 is believed to be around 37 million (with over 16 million deaths) and if you had passed through this particular corner of France towards the end of 1918, nothing would have remained, not a single house, church or even a tree….Posted on: June 27th in Europe by Scott Balaam.
Savvy travellers would never leave home without their tech essentials, especially if you’re travel blogger. If you’re someone that needs to keep your blogs and social networks up to date at all hours, then these products could become of your essential travelling kit…Posted on: June 27th in Travel by Graham 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.