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Icy coastline

Destination: Iceland

Our family Christmas present to ourselves was a short trip to Iceland. Between Christmas and New Year we found ourselves hopping over from the UK. T. wanted to see snow…

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Destination: Qatar

We spent a grand total of 20 hours in Qatar during the summer of 2013 on our way back from Morocco to Hong Kong. Not the ideal time of year…

Ballooning over Bagan

The highlight of our time in Bagan was seeing the temples from a hot air balloon.  It’s an expensive trip, but utterly worth it. It was my first time in…

Temples and stupas as far as the eye can see

Temples of Old Bagan, Myanmar

Plains of Temples OK not everyone’s cup of tea, but for an art history nerd, this sounded intriguing and I knew that we had to go. Bagan was for a…

enjoying lunch

Highlights of Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, formerly capital of Myanmar was our entry and exit point for our trip to Myanmar.  We ended up spending about 4 days there all in all. 1…

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

If you had only enough time in Yangon for one site, then you’d make it the Shwedagon Pagoda. The centre of this large complex is a big, golden stupa.  Around…

View of Agadir Bay and Marina

Coastal Morocco

Though far less famous than the imperial cities of Marakech and Fes, the coastal towns of Agadir, Essaouira and Oualidia were where we spent a lot of our time during…

Ruins of Volubilis

Morocco: Ancient Roman city of Volubilis

As part of a day trip out of Fes we spent an hour or so at the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site of Volubilis. Volubilis had been the Roman city…

Paying respects to Kim Il-Sung

DPRK – North Korea

Most definitely the trip of a lifetime.  Really one of the most closed countries in the whole world, but surprisingly easy to get to really.  We spent a week there…

The symbol of the Isle of Man

Isle of Man

Actually not part of the United Kingdom (though it does rely on the UK for defence and the Queen is the head of state, her title being “Lord of Mann”)…