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Of Dawns and Dreams

      When I close my eyes and think back to my earliest memories I can see the flames in the fireplace in our old house in Australia, the tiled floors hidden underneath the mountain ranges of books stretching out from underneath my feet, and me amidst it all.Read More

Ye Old York – How To Have A Very Merry Time Indeed

I first saw York from the car window. An instant in between passing trees, road signs and traffic lights. A glimpse. I’d seen York before. In my dreams. Through books I’d read and stories I’d loved, through history passed down through the eyes of those who’d called York their homeRead More

The Real Mary King’s Close: What Really Lies Beneath Edinburgh

When planning a visit to Edinburgh, there can be so much to see and do. I know exactly how overwhelmed a traveler can get, scanning Trip Advisor anxiously for the best reviews, scouring the web for informative travel blogs, trying to gain some insight into this marvellous city of culture,Read More

DAY 32: The Enchanted Forest

The chilling dawn fog swept through the tent as I unzipped the door. The brittle wind invaded our little sanctuary, sweeping any warmth we’d had previously, away in one fell blow and stinging my skin in the process. It. Was. Freezing. I hurriedly ran inside the warm sanctuary of theRead More

Humayun’s Tomb: Paradise Lost and Found

It was dawn in New Delhi, but already the traffic was entangled, a coil of cars, buses, trucks, tuk-tuks, rickshaws and cows, a crescendo of beeping horns and swerving tires, all illuminated by the blood red sun burning through the indomitable smog. It was India, Day 2. We were standingRead More

Day 24: A Walk to The Twilight Zone

“Bring Ring!”  The musical chime of bicycles made us all look up from the breakfast we were eating under the coveted shade of a regal oak tree and wave. In front of us, four figures waved enthusiastically back, and we called out goodbyes in our best Spanish and then watchedRead More

Symphony No.1 – OLD DELHI

The first timer visiting India and New Delhi in particular, might be tempted to mistake the cacophony of noise, bustle and frenetic movement as the epitome of chaos, and disorganisation, but, I would challenge them to look a little deeper, for if they do, they will see something way moreRead More

Aguilas – An Ode to the Eagles of Spain

It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since we first arrived in our small town of Aguilas, Spain. I can remember opening the door to our apartment, eating our first meal underneath our roof and having that first sleep in our cosy beds as ifRead More

DAY 23: Industrial Nature

With the rising sun starting to assert its dominance over the coastal city below, we started our walk heading down the hill from the campgrounds and made our passage through the outer eastern suburbs of Gijon, on what was a lazy Sunday morning. By the time we had made ourRead More