A Traveller’s Guide to Dawn

A Traveller’s Guide to Dawn

It doesn’t matter where you are, dawn is the same. I know dawn. We go way back. Early dawn My first associations with dawn is that nausea you get when you have to wake up Too Early and drag yourself out of bed. I specifically remember this feeling as a child,...
The Azores – A Subtropical Paradise in Europe

The Azores – A Subtropical Paradise in Europe

I first heard of the Azores around 2010. Yup, that’s true, I’d never heard of them before. I read about them in an edition of the Lonely Planet magazine and the spread was filled with photographs of glistening azure volcanic lakes and forested mountains. I...
People of Venice; a human city

People of Venice; a human city

Venice, right? It’s a city of bridges and canals and gondolas and pigeons and palaces and masks. And Venice in the morning is beautiful, when the streets shine with water and dawn. The worn stone steps, the parquet floors, the iconic architecture. It’s all...
Travelling in the UK: Seeing Our Country with Fresh Eyes

Travelling in the UK: Seeing Our Country with Fresh Eyes

I drove past Stonehenge the other day. I didn’t even stop. In fact, I drove past Cerne Abbas too. You know, the chalk man on the hill? In Peru two years ago, I toyed with the idea of taking a flight above the Nazca Lines. the Nazca lines! I thought. A once in a...