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  • Ancient Rome – to understand the past

    February 9, 2021 by

    Europe’s capital cities are filled with famous sights, and often there is one in particular that stands out among the rest. Rome has many but the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are without doubt symbolic of Ancient Rome. You soon appreciate the opportunity to explore and learn about ancient Rome rather than focussing on the… Read more

  • The eternal city of Rome

    February 9, 2021 by

    Rome is the ‘eternal city’. For centuries, Rome ruled the world. It is full of historic ruins, fine art and delicious food. It is a city where you can walk out of your apartment, down the street and see modern buildings adjacent to buildings dating thousands of years. You can barely turn a corner without… Read more

  • A relaxed Mekong adventure

    September 15, 2020 by

    The Mekong River is the life-blood for all who rely on her, whether it be a farmer, river trader or transporter. A Mekong River cruise provides you with a wonderful insight into how this mighty river runs, from sleepy villages to thriving farming sectors and as a national super highway transporting goods and materials along… Read more

  • Barcelona – so much more than Gaudi

    April 6, 2020 by

    The endless battle between Barcelona and Madrid. The two cities are different, and it’s difficult to understand the rivalry between them and the never ending questions underlying this competition – Barcelona or Madrid? I asked a Spaniard in Merida whether the Spain v Portugal World Cup game would elicit Spanish passion. He responded by saying… Read more

  • A long lunch in Rome

    March 4, 2020 by

    ‘Grazie Mille’ is a term we had grown accustom to saying as we departed the trattoria after a hearty, long and lazy lunch. Invariably, the response of ‘prego’ was offered in return, along with a cheerful smile. Our first trip to Rome opened us up to new and wondrous sights. The Eternal City has many… Read more

  • Slovenia, Europe’s ‘hidden gem’

    December 16, 2019 by

    Many have heard of Slovenia yet few have travelled there. With alpine scenery rivalling Austria, quaint storybook villages reminiscent of Switzerland and food culture akin to neighbouring Italy, Slovenia deserves more exposure. But, as it stands now, Slovenia isn’t overrun with tourists and that makes it a wonderful and immersive place to visit. There’s something… Read more

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