Kihnu, Cultural Time Warp in Estonia

Waiting at the small ferry port of Munalaid, Estonia for a boat to take me to the island of Kihnu in the Gulf of Riga, the tone seemed set for the visit. Asking around, the few people present didn’t speak English, and weren’t able to offer any advice regarding the journey to the island. Eventually a small boat arrived, but again …

Postcards from Catalonia; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Apart from the fierce patriotism and character of the people of Catalonia what is most striking about the region is it’s diversity. It officially holds the status of a nationality and most inhabits are Catalans first and Spanish second if at all. The great cities of Girona, Tarragona and the capital Barcelona which is Spain’s second largest city are all …

Postcard from wild Iceland

The landscape of Iceland epitomises wild, much of the country has been shaped by volcanoes and glaciers and is largely untamed. It has spectacular scenery which is almost lunar in it’s ruggedness, with laval rock formations, huge chasms, powerful glaciers and large inland lakes. Þingvellir is truly a meeting point for the Clash of the Titans, two of the tetonic …

The Marrakech Medina – Berbers and souks in Morocco

The tone of this trip to Marrakech, Morocco became apparent within the first hour or so of arrival. Sharing a ‘petit’ taxi with a French guy from the airport, the driver probably charged a little over the top but neither of us were in the mood for bartering. “An adventure had already been experienced however” The driver did not know …