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Colours of a street in Salamina, Caldas
Travel South America

Travel South America: Why you should visit Salamina now

Salamina, in many respects, personifies Colombia. The brightly painted buildings so typical of the town are almost like works of fantasy. However, scratch the surface and another reality emerges. Behind the soft pastel facades of this national heritage town, evidence remains of the brutal…

November 2, 2017
street art in waterford
Travel Europe

Rainy Day Ireland, Waterford: Vikings, Crystal and Coffee

Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, is often overlooked in the mad rush west to the Wild Atlantic Way.  The economic slump of 2008 hit hard and the subsequent recovery has been anaemic. However, the city is a place of history and culture that definitely deserves…

March 30, 2016
Travel Europe

How to Make the Most of the Italian Lakes

Picture narrow gorges with towering cliffs, islands rich in history and art, castles jutting out into blue waters and you are at the lakes (in your imagination, at the very least). Como, Maggiore and Garda have long attracted the wealthy jet set; the…

February 6, 2016
Travel Europe

Ten Totally Free Things to See and Do in Paris

Although this piece was first published in the aftermath of the terror attacks of November 2016, the sentiments expressed below still ring true and it remains a wonderful place to visit. Also, using this guide, you can enjoy some amazing places…for free! Given last…

November 18, 2015

Discover the Culture and Traditions of La Paz, Bolivia

  The only street in La Paz to have kept its colonial character, those who stay closer to the action in the Sagarnaga area often overlook Calle Jaen. With cobblestones that practically sing the stories of old Alto Peru, it is a gem that…

October 9, 2015
Travel South America

5 Great Things to Do or See in Buenos Aires

For many travellers to South America, Buenos Aires will be their first or last experience of the continent and this is a city that packs a punch. Vast in size with something to cater to most tastes, the challenge can be to make maximum…

October 7, 2015
Travel Europe

Denmark on Wheels 

  The sun is shining and we are freewheeling along the coast of northern Denmark. Having spent the summer trekking and exploring in South America, I am now uncovering new treasures closer to home. This is the northern coast of Zealand, which backs onto the shores…

September 1, 2015
North America Travel

New York City- A Love Story in Photos

After six weeks in South America I was afraid that my few days in New York would prove somewhat of an anticlimax. However, this was indeed a city of superlatives.   First Impressions of New York City Arriving at 7am in Kennedy Airport after a…

August 9, 2015
Travel South America

Lake Titicaca- Birthplace of the Incas

Lake Titicaca is referred to as to as the birthplace of the Inca civilization. This was the first area to domesticate llamas and alpacas in Pre-Inca times and the Incas believed that Isla del Sol was the birthplace of their culture. Travel- it’s the…

July 15, 2015