I'm a self-confessed technophobe. I try, but I don't really understand technology and am impatient if it doesn't work. I never have the most up to date kit...in fact, I probably don't even have the kit in the first place! The old days! When I first went travelling, digital cameras were in their infancy, the… Continue reading Travel and Technology
How to spend a day in Menorca, hopping back from Son Bou to Mahon airport, taking in some cultural and natural sights along the way.
A visit to Blackpool wouldn't be complete without seeing the Illuminations!! We had been up the Blackpool Tower earlier that day, (enjoying the views!) so, we were up for hitting another of the town's tourist attractions! The tradition of the annual illuminations which light up the promenade dates back to 1879, when they first experimented… Continue reading The Blackpool Illuminations!
...CHEESY SEASIDE FUN! I have just returned from a fabulously fun weekend in Blackpool, catching up with family and seeing a few of the sights. Technically we were staying in Lytham St Anne's which is just outside Blackpool, but we had to venture into the famous town whilst we were there. I used to spend… Continue reading Because I Love…
I was already in two minds whether to attend the alms ceremony in Luang Prabang. Tak Bat is definitely seen as one of the 'must do' activities whilst you are there. There is no doubt that it is one of the most iconic images of this city. Every morning the monks from the many temples… Continue reading To Alms Or Not To Alms?
This small but perfectly formed island holds a very special place in my heart. I have a family connection to the island and I also have precious memories from a particular holiday taken there long ago. The few trips I had there initially when I was younger were very much about sun, sea and sand… Continue reading Aaah Menorca!
I spent a lovely weekend in Lewes during the summer visiting friends. I always love going down there, it’s brilliant to hang out with my friends first and foremost, but Lewes is also a gorgeous little historic town. I feel like I’ve had a proper little mini-break when I return from there. Lewes sits in… Continue reading Loafing around Lewes!
The falls are about 45 minutes outside of LP (by tuk-tuk, other modes of transportation are available!) and are definitely worth the trip! We were told to get there early to avoid the crowds, but that didn’t actually happen, despite our best intentions. So, with our plans foiled on that front (see post Delicate Negotiations… Continue reading Cooling Off at Kuang Si Falls, Laos
We had made a list of the things that we definitely wanted to do whilst we were in Luang Prabang. Climbing Mount Phousi to watch the sunset was definitely one of them. Mount Phousi (meaning Sacred Hill) sits in the middle of the peninsula in Luang Prabang, between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It… Continue reading Conquering Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang
It's World Elephant Day! World Elephant Day was launched on the 12th August 2012 to raise awareness of the plight of elephants across the world. Both African and Asian elephants are facing severe threats ranging from poaching (primarily for the illegal ivory trade), to loss of their natural habitat. Conflict between the animals and their… Continue reading World Elephant Day 2018