Why Auckland Stole My Heart

Paul Corbett Website: www.mypostcardfrom.com I’m an early thirties web developer based in the North West of England and recent newcomer to blogging. I set off on my first round the world trip in 2003 which was a three week organised trip that gave me a taste for the big wide world. In 2006 I took a year out and backpacked …

Having a Whale of a time in Husavik, Iceland

Whale watching is either on almost everybody’s bucket list or they have already had the pleasure. The chance to see the largest animal that has ever lived shouldn’t be missed, visitors see blue whales off Iceland, especially Husavik every year. Any whale would be a lifetime ‘highlight’ regardless of which, species swam across the bow. Husavik is on the eastern …

How being drunk for 6 months in Sweden helped me get a degree

Chloe Barnes Website: Camping in Heels Chloe is an Australian expat living in Scotland. She’s not quite sure why she’s there, but after years of experiencing seasons that include ‘rainy’, ‘uncomfortably warm’, ‘I think I might burst into flames’, and ‘can they even measure this in Celsius?!’ it’s a pleasant change. Just quietly, she’s also really uncomfortable writing about herself …

Cambodia to Vietnam – An Overland Adventure

Cambodia to Vietnam holidays can be easily arranged. After the must-see temples of Angkor, make your way to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Compelling Cambodian history Of great importance, although harrowing, is a trip to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. You will see a monument made of the skulls of those slaughtered by the Khmer Rouge under Pol …

Surprising Nerja and the rain in Spain

Nerja is in Andalusia on Spain’s Costa del Sol, about forty minutes from Malaga Airport so any expectations were not too high. So it was a pleasant surprise to find a pretty little resort without too much development.  Retaining some traditional Spanish charm, with winding narrow streets and people selling fruit and vegetables from their front doors. The Balcony of …

Berber Desert Odyssey – Camels and Starlight

In search of just deserts The word desert is an evocative one and conjures up visions of endless sand dunes, a barren landscape interrupted only by lush but rare oasis and scenes from films with men driven mad with thirst searching for water. The desert environment is an unfamiliar one for most of us and for this reason alone attracts …

Wild Nights in the Lakes – The Lakeland Haute Route

Taking the high road Mention the Haute Route to any keen skier and the chances are they will get a faraway look in their eyes and start waxing lyrical about endless slopes of pristine virgin powder and awesome scenery.  The Haute or High Level route links the great alpine centres of Chamonix and Zermatt.  Boasting Mont Blanc as the starting …