Ever wondered where that little packet of dust we call a teabag comes from? We think of tea as very ENGLISH. But is it really? Lipton’s tea actually comes from Sri Lanka. And when I was in Sri Lanka I had the pleasure of visiting Sir Thomas Lipton’s Dambatenne Tea Factory as well as hiking […]
Hey guys, what’s up? Sorry for the recent neglect! I assure you it is not from lack of love, but purely busy-ness, what with finishing up work for the season and then taking a few amazing trips in Spain… But let’s backtrack there a bit; I’ll tell you about those things all in good time.
Polonnaruwa is one of the must-visit monuments in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. The vast grounds and ruins that spread throughout the UNESCO protected historical park need a full day to visit and are best tackled by bicycle.
I found Indonesia in general to be a great place for snorkelling, but Kanawa Island was possibly the best of all. Or perhaps it was a tie between Kanawa and the Gili Islands. Not sure now!
We were finally setting off on quite an adventure to hopefully catch a glimpse of the Komodo Dragons, found in the wild only in Komodo National Park in Indonesia. We were in Labuan Bajo on Flores Island and the day before we had contracted a boat and a local crew to take just me and […]
One great place to visit in Ubud is the Saraswati Temple (also known as Lotus Temple). It’s very accessible and central to Ubud, and it’s free. (Location here). You do have to wear a sarong though, as at many Hindu temples in Bali.
No visit to Ubud is complete without a visit to Saraswati Temple (better known as Lotus Temple) for a vibrant and dramatic night of traditional Bali dance. I’m sure you’ve heard of the dances in Bali, deeply routed in Hinduism and developed over time with a style of their own.
Mallorca’s Bellver Castle is one of the island’s most emblematic and unique landmarks. The Bellver Castle is located just outside the city of Palma atop a hill of 112m from where the panoramic views of the city and the port are breathtaking. This castle is unique among Spanish castles in that it is entirely circular.
At the moment in Mallorca, the almond trees are at their most spectacular, with stunning white and pink blossom. The whole of Mallorca looks like it has had a fresh coat of fluffy snow.
During our tour of the volcanoes of Bromo and Ijen in East Java, Indonesia, we had some free time to explore Mount Bromo. We had got up very early to see the sunrise over Bromo from Gunung Penanjakan viewpoint.
I have already mentioned to you that when we did the tour from Yogyakarta to the volcanoes of Bromo and Ijen in East Java, we had a very early morning excursion in jeep to see the sunrise over Mount Bromo.
Witnessing the Alcudia sunrise might not be top of your list of things to do in Alcudia when you are on your holidays, but I can guarantee you that if you get yourself out of bed you will realise it is worth the effort.
Today I’m going to tell you about a beautiful driving route around some of Mallorca’s least known llogarets (hamlets) in the area of Sencelles, which are well-worth a morning of your time. This photo-post will take us around the tiny villages of Jornets, Cas Canar, Ruberts and Pina.
Every time our Winter Activities group heads out on an adventure I make a photo album and upload it to my Flickr account. That way you, I and all the members of our group can access and stay up to date with the beautiful visits that we make.