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

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

Chitwan (in Nepal) is absolutely scorching hot! Like we’re talking high 30sC which hits mid-40s thanks to the humidity! Oh, that humidity is one of the fiercest we’ve ever encountered on our travels – almost impressively so! Chitwan National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famed one-horned rhino (officially … Continue Reading

Coming from the UK, we’re only too aware that train journeys can be so much more than a means to get from point A to point B. Train journeys can be an amazing way to check out the natural beauty of the places you’re visiting – even when the train is moving at incredible speeds! … Continue Reading