Drinking water woes: A classic travel conundrum

Staying hydrated while travelling is a constant battle, particularly when you are not sure of the local water quality. The oft-mentioned rule of thumb is that you can drink the tap water in “developed” countries, but not in “developing” countries, however, there are many regions where it is still not a good idea to drink … More Drinking water woes: A classic travel conundrum

Wandering through the wilderness: Petra through the back

After spending a glorious evening at the Little Petra Bedouin Camp, we headed back to Petra, this time through the “back” way, following our new guide, Moh. While I was mesmerised by Petra, when we had explored the previous day, I was completely captivated by our hike through the desert and rocks to get to … More Wandering through the wilderness: Petra through the back

An afternoon by the seaside: Whitstable, UK

Like decades of civilized Londoners, as the mercury rises to an uncomfortable heat, we join our Victorian role models in looking for an escape from the city, retreating to the seaside. Even though it seems donkey rides on the foreshore and “bathing machines” have fallen out of favour, we grabbed our sunnies, sandals, and puppy … More An afternoon by the seaside: Whitstable, UK

Absorb the magic in the inner circle of Stonehenge

1.5 hours from London is a mystic circle of stones that have baffled and mystified people for centuries. We had visited Stonehenge 2005 as part of our Herstomceux Castle adventures but figured we were due for another visit to “re-charge” at these ancient stones. In the past 5 years, the stones have been fenced off … More Absorb the magic in the inner circle of Stonehenge

Tromsø, Norway

Our destination on this Norwegian adventure was Tromsø, a little town nestled in the Arctic. A place of midnight sun, and the location of the midnight sun marathon on summer solstice. Apart from running a very long distance, this trip was a treat because Tromsø is a truly charming city.  This striking city is home to … More Tromsø, Norway