Africa · Travel

A Dip in the Devil’s Pool – Victoria Falls

If someone built a hotel, with an infinity pool that truly overlooked The Victoria Falls, it would be on every traveller’s bucket list. In Zambia, Mother Nature has gone one better creating an infinity pool on the edge of Victoria Falls! Daring tourists travel from across the world to take a dip in the scarily… Continue reading A Dip in the Devil’s Pool – Victoria Falls

Europe · Review · Travel

Kayaking the Köprüçay River – A Novaraft Review

An hour northeast of Antalya, Turkey, is an area of outstanding beauty called the Köprülü Canyon National Park. A gorge slices the landscape and at the bottom flows a river of the most beautiful blue, the Köprüçay River. You could visit, watching the river below from the ancient Roman bridge…which is all very nice, but… Continue reading Kayaking the Köprüçay River – A Novaraft Review

Europe · Middle East · Review · Travel

The Most Extraordinary Way to See Cappadocia – Turquaz Balloons Review

Hot air ballooning is big business in Cappadocia. Since the first balloons ascended in 1989, the sunrise has always been greeted by these seriously picturesque additions. We were utterly determined to take our turn in the sky, as it is undoubtedly the most extraordinary way to see Cappadocia, and we booked to fly with Turquaz… Continue reading The Most Extraordinary Way to See Cappadocia – Turquaz Balloons Review

Asia · Review · Train · Travel

Riding the Rails – A Review of the Night Sleeper Train from Yangon to Bagan

There are several ways to travel between Yangon and Bagan. Some people choose to fly. Others, on a tighter budget, book nighttime buses. We just HAD to try out the train! I know why you’re thinking, “Another train story”? Well, if you insist. Join us on the night sleeper train from Yangon to Bagan.

Asia · Europe · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Our total fail in Harbin aside, in early 2019 Mr Fluskey and I travelled the length of Asia by train over almost three weeks. We managed 4770 miles on the tracks! At the very start of our journey, on our flight to Shanghai, we had watched the map on the monitors, wondering what the landscape… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Africa · Train

Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

The Blue Train, known as a window to the soul of Africa, is one of the world’s most luxurious trains. It covers almost a thousand miles between Cape Town and Pretoria, and does so whilst providing its passengers with the kind of five-star service you would expect in a high-end hotel. We have been dreaming… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

Africa · Review · Train

Riding the Rails – Victoria Falls Royal Livingstone Express Review

Victoria Falls is a destination awash with nostalgia. From the Victoria Falls Hotel and its Edwardian grandeur and high tea, to the giant statue of Livingstone that overlooks the falls themselves. There is a very post-colonial whiff about the place, and we got a little swept away with it. To recapture a little of that… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Victoria Falls Royal Livingstone Express Review

Europe · Review · Travel

A Day Trip to Chernobyl – Chernobyl, Pripyat and Reactor No. 4

Whether you are completely addicted to Chernobyl Diaries and want to check out the real thing, love dark tourism or are just visiting Ukraine, a day trip to Chernobyl should be on your list. We took this once-in-a-lifetime day trip to Chernobyl in 2013 and its strange blend of life and death, light and dark,… Continue reading A Day Trip to Chernobyl – Chernobyl, Pripyat and Reactor No. 4

Europe · Review · Travel

Dog Sledding in Lake Baikal – Trans-Siberian Travels

When you think of winter activities there are few that immediately spring to mind. I bet dog sledding is one of them! That is why it has always been on our bucket list and so dog sledding in Russia was must do” for our TransSiberbian travels. After a little research we found out that the… Continue reading Dog Sledding in Lake Baikal – Trans-Siberian Travels

Africa · Food · Review · Travel

Taking High Tea at The Victoria Falls Hotel – An Afternoon Tea Review

Taking high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel is a tradition as old as tourism in Victoria Falls itself. Pull up a chair on Stanley’s Terrace and let the afternoon sun, gentle clink of china and distant roar of the waterfall take you back in time. Read on for a full review of afternoon tea… Continue reading Taking High Tea at The Victoria Falls Hotel – An Afternoon Tea Review