Patara – Great beach? Awesome Ruins? I’m in heaven!

We are  a bit slap dash when it comes to research. As I mentioned in the balloon flight post a couple of photographs is more than enough to set us on a lengthy journey. But when it comes to beaches we learnt in early 2011 that more extensive investigations are needed. Some supposedly great beaches are…

Floating on Air – Cappadocia

We have a habit of basing our foreign adventures upon the most minimal of information. The main reason we went to South East Asia in 2010 was because I had a small obsession (now a big obsession) with the temples of Angkor in Cambodia. Likewise we visited Peru because of the breathtaking city of Machu…

Istanbul in 1 Day

What with our insatiable appetite for perpetual movement we found we could only allow 1 full day to explore the city. Guidebooks and blogs, none of which are to be trusted of course, all seemed to suggest that 2 days was the very least amount of time necessary to fully appreciate Istanbul. Undeterred, we went…

And They’re Off – Istanbul

Like a phoenix from the flames this old blog is being resurrected once more. We are off on another adventure and this time the destinations are a little unusual. Well that’s not strictly true. The destinations are pretty mainstream, but I doubt anybody has combined Turkey and South Korea into their summer holiday before. We…

Tenerife – Anaga Mountains, La Laguna and Playa Teresitas

When we start to plan our foreign jaunts we always set out with the greatest of intentions to do lots of thorough research. But it always becomes a little half baked and thus we often wake up on day 2 or 3 and genuinely have no real idea what we are going to do. This…

Tenerife – The West Coast and Mount Teide

A lot of people were a little surprised when we said we we were going on holiday to Tenerife. The Canary Islands are a haven for beach lovers and beer guzzlers though, so I suppose it did seem rather far removed from our usual adventures. But we had undertaken a smattering of research and we…

London, UK – Tourism close to home

For some bizarre reason, I have always found visiting London a bit of a chore. I think this is because it usually is a chore. Despite living so close to the big smoke, a train fare from our part of Kent can cost as much as £36. And readers of this blog know that we…

La Linea de Concepcion (Spain) & Gibraltar

I can’t quite explain it but it felt almost a relief to be back in Europe. Almost like common sense had resumed and everything was a bit more predictable. For one thing it seemed very novel that drivers stopped for pedestrians at the zebra crossings. I gave th cars a distrusting look for a while,…

Tangier – The Gateway to Africa, Morocco

Tangier has an intriguing history but in more recent times has not been great for tourists. But efforts to clean things up a bit got us interested in spending a day exploring. We were advised to take a shared grand taxi from Asilah and I must admit to being quite excited at the prospect of…

Asilah, Morocco

When you make things up as you go the accommodation can be a little hit and miss. We are far from fussy though.  We have after all slept in a shed, a blood stained concrete cell, battled bed bugs for 6 days straight and slept on a number of South American buses. But for every…