2018: My Year in Travel

2018: My Year in Travel

It’s been another busy year for me. On the travel front, I’ve ticked off some bucket list items and discovered (or re-discovered) a few new things. And, apart from travel, there’s been a house move and a new family member – an eventful time! We began the year with a...
Walking Beside the Orange Trees at the Alcazar of Córdoba

Walking Beside the Orange Trees at the Alcazar of Córdoba

The gardens at the Alcazar of Córdoba may be smaller than those of rival palaces in Seville and Granada, but they are still impressive. Even in the rain. We had walked through Córdoba’s UNESCO listed historic centre, from the magnificent La Mezquita to the little...
La Mezquita, Córdoba: the Mosque that Became a Cathedral

La Mezquita, Córdoba: the Mosque that Became a Cathedral

The cavernous space of La Mezquita in Córdoba makes me think of Russian dolls. Standing right in the middle of the 8th century mosque is a perfectly formed Renaissance cathedral. What is more, the mosque grew out of an earlier Visigoth church, which was itself built...
What are Your Seven Wonders of the World?

What are Your Seven Wonders of the World?

This post is sponsored by Exodus Travels. What are your seven wonders of the world? Exodus, the adventure travel specialists, have been asking this question, and they’ve got me thinking about my own seven wonders – those places with the “wow” factor, the ones...
Ilulissat, the Iceberg Capital of the World

Ilulissat, the Iceberg Capital of the World

We were out at sea, surrounded by icebergs of all shapes and sizes. It was almost midnight, and the sun was hovering in the sky, casting an otherworldly light on the ice. I had never seen anything like it. This was Ilulissat, the iceberg capital of the world, on the...