It was our final day in Cusco and yet somehow, we still hadn’t managed to get round to trying one of the (unofficial) national dishes of Peru – Cuy. Cuy is roast guinea pig, given what it is you can probably guess why we’d skipped this at every meal so far! My only experience with … Continue Reading

Perched on the Gulf of Oman, Muscat is a hugely important Arabic city that’s quickly becoming one of the region’s hot spots to visit. Surrounded by the domineering Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat is a hive of contemporary and traditional culture and design that make for some amazing places to experience. Whether it’s your first time … Continue Reading

Of all the experiences I was most nervous about in Nepal, I have to say, doing a homestay (i.e. staying with a local family) was probably one of the biggest. There was no rationale to my nervousness either. I just had no idea what to expect and after being so used to being in control … Continue Reading

Italian lakes (usually found in the North of Italy) are famous the world over! Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda to name just a few are some of the most popular so it probably comes as no surprise that we decided to visit one of these amazing lakes in Italy. Lake Garda was our lake … Continue Reading

We woke up on our 2nd full day in Italy to a thick cloud of fog over the Lombardy countryside. It’s gotta be said though – Fog, as unwanted as it can be when you’re up for a sunny holiday, certainly has a way of making a place look so dramatic! Without wasting too much … Continue Reading

As it turns out, the rain the started off at the square, didn’t last very long at all and so off we were exploring Lumbini again, this time headed for Maya Devi Temple, the exact spot where Buddha was born. Remember how I said, that there were temples all over Lumbini donated by different countries? … Continue Reading

When we visited Sydney, our friends (who had just moved from Melbourne and hence were urging us to visit), described it as Sydney’s more fun sister. Effectively, if met you both of them at a party, Melbourne is the ‘sister’ that you’d expect to spend all night at the party, laughing chatting and dancing with … Continue Reading

After two nights in Chitwan, it was time to say farewell to this fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site and head off in search of more of Nepal! Our next stop was a very important one for Buddhists, not just in Nepal, but across the world – the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, the birthplace … Continue Reading

My love affair with Italy is long-standing and so very strong – it’s like every trip back there keeps drawing me even more. As you already know, after our first time driving from Milan to the Amalfi coast in a rickshaw, I’ve long since been a fan of slow travel in Italy. The thing about … Continue Reading