What’s The Big Secret About The Coffered Ceiling At Ben Jakober Foundation?

At the Yanick and Ben Jakober Foundation in Alcudia they are so secretive about that coffered ceiling, or artesonado. I don’t get it. If I had a ceiling like that in my house I’d be unbelievably proud! Mind you, the whole house is a delightful work of art, filled with exciting collections and interesting finds. […]

Birdwatching in Mondragó, Mallorca

More than Birdwatching in Mondragó, I guess the title should really be Bird-counting in Mondragó. Yes, I spent last Saturday birdwatching (or counting) in the natural park of Mondragó in Mallorca. We were participating in the official bird count that takes place all over Spain on the same day providing an accurate record of migratory bird species and numbers

What to do in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta was one of my very favourite places during the backpacking trip of Indonesia. After our very brief visit to Jakarta, we flew to Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) where we spent three days living on a klotok in the rainforest. You can read the whole rainforest blog here.

White Christmas at Leeds Playhouse

Watching White Christmas at Leeds Playhouse was one of the highlights of my last trip to Leeds. Every christmas, the West Yorkshire Playhouse puts on a big musical production and this year’s was one of the best I have seen.

Sa Llego Fun Run In Sa Pobla

Sa Llego fun run in Sa Pobla in Mallorca is quite a big sporting event on the island and it was my first ever competitive race (unless you count the 4 mile fun run when I was six – which my parents certainly do!).

What to do in Leeds in a Week

As I told you in a previous post about my travel plans for this winter, I was spending 10 days in Leeds, my home city. I didn’t go last Christmas so I was long overdue a visit…

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    What’s The Big Secret About The Coffered Ceiling At Ben Jakober Foundation?

    At the Yanick and Ben Jakober Foundation in Alcudia they are so secretive about that coffered ceiling, or artesonado. I don’t get it. If I had a ceiling like that in my house I’d be unbelievably proud! Mind you, the whole house is a delightful work of art, filled with exciting collections and interesting finds. […]

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    Birdwatching in Mondragó, Mallorca

    More than Birdwatching in Mondragó, I guess the title should really be Bird-counting in Mondragó. Yes, I spent last Saturday birdwatching (or counting) in the natural park of Mondragó in Mallorca. We were participating in the official bird count that takes place all over Spain on the same day providing an accurate record of migratory bird species and numbers

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    What to do in Yogyakarta

    Yogyakarta was one of my very favourite places during the backpacking trip of Indonesia. After our very brief visit to Jakarta, we flew to Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) where we spent three days living on a klotok in the rainforest. You can read the whole rainforest blog here.

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    Searching for tarantulas on the night trek, being almost abducted by an over-friendly orangutan, sleeping in the open-air on an Indonesian river boat, and having the time of our lives in the jungle… These are just a few things that I have shared with you on this rainforest blog.

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    Why Stay On A Klotok For Three Nights

    Okay, this is why stay on a klotok for three nights as opposed to two or four, not why stay on a klotok for three nights (or any number of nights for that matter) at all. Why would you choose to stay on a klotok in Kalimantan for three nights instead of two nights?

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    We arrived in Jakarta, the four of us, sweaty, grimy and fed-up, after nearly 30 hours of travel, including a four hour delay at Doha before the last leg of our journey. We were desperate to shower and sleep. It was 10pm when we finally checked into our hotel, the Aston Cengkareng.

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    What to eat in Indonesia? That’s simple: Nasi Goreng. Nasi (rice) is the staple food everywhere in Asia, and nowhere is it quite as delicious as in nasi goreng, which quite literally means fried rice. Just like Pad Thai in Thailand or Pho in Vietnam, Nasi Goreng is the national dish of Indonesia.

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    My experience at Celler Can Amer in Inca was of the best gastronomic menu in Mallorca. I was so impressed that I just had to share…

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    When we arrive in a new country, those first few days are when we form our most vivid and extreme impressions. Sometimes those impressions are spot on, sometimes they are way off the mark, and sometimes they get completely changed through further exploration of the country.

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    Indonesia Backpacking Itinerary

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    Indonesia: What Travellers Can Expect

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