Country No. 40 – Andalucia, Espana!

Despite only being next door, I had yet to visit Spain. Perpetually put off by the chavs that tend to frequent the beach resorts and easy jet flights, Andalucia did a good job… Continue reading

Kerala: Beautiful today, perfect tomorrow

Finally made it to India. It has long been on my hit list. With ten days, we decided to focus our time in Kerala. The combination of decent beaches, the backwaters and tea… Continue reading

Scandimania on Channel 4

Scandimania on Channel 4 Really intriguing and fascinating trio of programmes with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looking at Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Explores the ‘success’ of these Scandinavian countries and what makes them the happiest… Continue reading

Street Art in Penang

Penang has recently emerged as the heart of the art scene in Malaysia. Forget Banksy. Georgetown in Penang, a UNESCO world heritage site, has their own street artist by the name of Ernest… Continue reading

Marrakech – a victim of its own success

A long weekend trip to Marrakech – a place I’ve always wanted to visit with its promise of souks, friendly people and culture in abundance. The highlights of our trip included our riad… Continue reading

Sunshine Award

Many thanks to Upasna for nominating me for this award. An award for those who bring sunshine to the blogging world, “those who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. I’m still very… Continue reading

Fellow Bloggers: Help me pick an African country to work in!

Recent events and good luck have conspired to give me the opportunity of living and working in an African country for 6 months, potentially as soon as 9 months time. I need your… Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Railway – the Greatest Rail Journey Ever?

Apologies for being MIA, recent exams took over my life. Now they are done, my mind can revert to its favourite pastime – cabin fever. Another bucket list item – probably the greatest… Continue reading

Keeping the Blogisphere a Beautiful Place

Many thanks to http://katiewanderlust.com/ for nominating me. We seem to be blogging kindred spirits – we share the same tastes in travel destinations and hobbies – surfing! I’m a blogging virgin really and wish I… Continue reading

Scandi-chic: Summertime in Stockholm

Spent 3 nights in one of the most liveable cities in the world – Lured by the promise of that famous Scandinavian summer sun that gives the locals their much coveted bronze hue. … Continue reading

Travel Photography Live Exhibition + Talk by Andy Rouse

Had a fantastic evening yesterday attending an evening talk at the Royal Geographical Society in London. It was the first event of Travel Photography Live. There was an exhibition of last year’s Travel… Continue reading

Patagonia

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina. Seems like it’s literally the edge of the world.

Summertime in London Town – Worth the Wait!

Despite constant planning for my next trip abroad, today I have been reminded just how wonderful a British summer can be. Gloriously warm, sunny weather has hit London and is reportedly here to… Continue reading

Tips for Travel Photography

A great video of a B+H lecture in the US from professional photographer Ashok Sinha. Inspiring stuff and a great speaker who obviously knows his stuff.

The Falkland Islands – The Empire’s Last Outpost

The Falkland Islands have always been on my bucket list. Ever since I heard about these tiny islands 8000 miles away off the coast of Argentina, I was intrigued about this clear throwback… Continue reading

Machu Picchu, Peru

  The Inca Trail – A gap year cliche, but has to be seen.

Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights

Don’t mind where I see them as long as I get to see them. Heard it can be very hit and miss

Montreal, Quebec

For its French influence. Met a lovely girl from Montreal while surfing in Senegal who has invited me to crash at hers whenever I find the time to get over there!

Why you need travel insurance

First of all, I must declare any conflict of interest – I do not work for an insurance company or a travel agency. However, I have worked as a repatriation doctor in the… Continue reading