Michael, Michael!….We are going to have to turn back we left a bag at the airport!!…………These words were spoken to our taxi driver who had just collected us from Yekaterinburg Airport, Russia, in June 2018. In our haste to locate his taxi we had left a carry-on piece of luggage in the airport car park. Michael or to be more accurate Mikael zipped down to … Continue reading Taxi!!!
Xochimilco (So-Chi-Mil-Co) is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site Xochimilco 20km south of Mexico City. A network of canals and man-made islands these Chinampas were created by the pre-Hispanic peoples of the region around 1,000 year ago as a way to increase agricultural production. Variously translated from the Aztec’s Nahuatl language as “garden of flowers” or “place where flowers grow”. These days one of the … Continue reading Xochimilco
Carrying on the theme of epic overland journeys, I recently dusted off my old travel journal to reminisce on the longest train trip I have ever taken, a 46 hour transit across Australia from Perth to Adelaide. Amazingly this is only HALF of the voyage the Indian Pacific takes, as it continues all the way across to Sydney on the East coast of Australia, a … Continue reading Indian Pacific Train – Vintage Blog
The choice of where to go skiing in Europe is easy for myself and Vanessa given that a friend of ours lets us use his chalet in Chamonix for free. Chamonix has been at the sharp end of Alpine adventure since 1760, when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of its famous local mountain – Mont Blanc, 4,807m, the highest in … Continue reading Chamonix Skiing
The idea to visit Lake Como came, like many others, through chatting with other travel minded people. A good work friend of mine told me about this amazing little town he had been to on Lake Como called Varenna. Quiet enough to escape the crowds but connected enough so not to be too isolated, it was also amazingly picturesque. The trip to Lake Como was … Continue reading Lake Como