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Edinburgh: History and Literature

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Edinburgh's Charms

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and the 7th most populated city in the United Kingdom. Located on the Firth of Forth’s southern shore, it is cited as

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Christ the Redeemer: A Guide

Casting a watchful eye over Rio’s favelas, city beaches and the navy blue Atlantic beyond (like the Almighty Himself, you could say), Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) is one of the most instantly recognisable Seven New Wonders of The World. Continue reading


Florianopolis: Life’s a Beach

When I set my sights on Brazil, a haven of natural wonders with a gloriously long coastline famous for heavenly beaches and tropical climes, I found myself spoilt for choice while simultaneously needing to be very choosy. Seeing the country in its entirety could take months, and even heading north to the shores of Bahia Continue reading


Welcome to Jordan: Exploring Amman

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Welcome to Jordan

While Amman perhaps doesn’t offer the kind of exhilarating souk experience with an overwhelming array of spices, artisanal ware and relentless bargaining we often imagine of Arabic cities, it has a subtle charm of its own.

The old part of town, in central Amman, is where the souks lie, beneath Continue reading


Part 1: Füssen

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Month I Lived Out of a Backpack

Four years of saving, weekend work, dreaming and scheming have finally led up to this moment: my summer spent living out of a backpack. My trusted and slightly humongous Berghaus will see me across the plains of Western Europe, along with my journal and camera. Seven countries. Thirty-one days. Let the adventures begin.

Füssen: a town dappled by sunlight beneath jagged peaks west of the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Continue reading