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

For how hot Chitwan is during the day, it does tend to cool off considerably come night time! So much so that getting a good night’s sleep comes very easy. The next morning, we got up bright and early and pretty much rushed through breakfast – eager to make the most of our time in … Continue Reading

Our trip to the Rainbow Mountains of Peru was one I simultaneous looked forward to excitedly but also dreaded, ever since we booked it. The excitement part is easy to understand – it’s the Rainbow Mountains and it looked amazing in the photos I’d seen. The dread part was more due to my sometimes unfounded … Continue Reading

Perched in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the country of Malta is a stunning little archipelago that sits neatly, just south of Sicily and just shy of Tunisia to the north. This nation of islands is one gorgeous place you should visit, especially for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Stunning fishing villages and natural vistas. Obviously, spending … Continue Reading

Scandinavia is an incredible region of Europe to visit! It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting Norway, Sweden, Denmark or countries like the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Finland – there’s a whole heap of incredible things to see do, and of course, gobble down! Of course, with everyone vying for the enviable rights to be Scandinavian, there’s … Continue Reading