Aaah, Rio de Janeiro! A name and place that leaves nobody indifferent! I planned on spending just a few days here, I ended up staying a week! A lot has been said or written about Brazil’s most (in)famous city. But how exactly do you “tackle” Rio?… Continue reading
Derry, Londonderry, the Maiden City, the Walled City, Stroke City, LegenDerry: there are a lot of different names for the 2nd biggest city in Northern Ireland!
Whatever you call it, if you come to Northern Ireland you owe it to yourself to pay a visit.… Continue reading
“This is the place where Jesus met his mother on the way to the Cross” the shopkeeper explains to me.
“And if you take the next street on your right, you can see where Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to death”…
I am standing on the “Via Dolorosa”, said to be the exact same road Jesus took on the way to the cross.… Continue reading
“There! That’s where I want to go!” I said, while trying to come up with an itinerary for our second trip to South Africa. The picture of the Blyde River Canyon had been stuck in my head since last year, when we took our first trip to South Africa, a roadtrip from Cape Town to Johannesburg.… Continue reading
Let’s face it, Johannesburg doesn’t have a brilliant reputation when it comes to safety. Stories of crime, poverty, theft and murder are the main reasons visitors travel straight from OR Tambo Airport to safer and more secure places. And yes, you definitely have to keep your wits about you, but if you want a complete picture of South Africa, you simply can’t bypass Johannesburg!… Continue reading
I’m mopping up the last puddle of olive oil with a chunk of flavoursome focaccia bread. It’s become a habit over the last few days and I seriously start to wonder how many carbs is “too many”…
But who would be able to resist?… Continue reading
I’ve been three times to Liguria. I never really planned to, but sometimes life has different plans for you…
On my first occasion I visited the Cinque Terre, unanimously considered the highlight of the area. Fair enough I guess, five villages clinging on precariously to the cliffs with the blue waters of the Ligurian Sea below: there’s worse when it comes to scenery.… Continue reading
Sure I’d heard of Korcula and Hvar, even Brac sounded somewhat vaguely familiar. But when a colleague suggested I should visit the Croatian island of Mljet, I shrugged and had to admit I’d never heard of it…
“One third of the island consists of National Park, there’s ample opportunity for hiking & enjoying the outdoors and above all it’s quiet and away from the crowds”, said Ken.… Continue reading
I came to Scotland for the very first time in 1998. It was my first backpacking trip and my rucksack was way too heavy for the frêle 22-year-old I was back then. I did manage to visit some of the highlights of Scotland, but sitting on a train towards Fort William, I spotted more experienced travellers making their way into the fierce looking highlands on foot.… Continue reading