Gyeongju… a South Korean cultural dream

Gyeongju A trip to South Korea has been on the books for me for many years. But if I was going to do the country justice, I wanted to see a bit more of it than just Seoul in the north. It led to my plans to travel around the country by train (similar to […]

Malta… islands in the sun

Malta The island nation of Malta was one that was never particularly on my radar. After all, I’m not someone who gets much pleasure out of a beach holiday. Yet, as I was to find out, there is so much more to this tiny spec of land on the edge of Europe. The Republic of […]

Luxembourg… rich tales from a small city

Luxembourg The Grand Dutchy of Luxembourg – to give it, its full title – is a small landlocked country in central Europe. And if I’m fully honest, I’m not 100% sure why I had it in my mind that I really wanted to travel there. Yet I did, so my girlfriend (Holly) and I went […]

Reykjavik… adventures in the north

Reykjavik In recent times, the city of Reykjavik has become one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Tourists are being drawn to the Icelandic capital because of the stunning natural beauty available, and the vast number of different activities that can be enjoyed. This was exactly the reason I made my first trip to […]

Nagasaki… the jewel of Kyushu

Nagasaki One thing comes to mind instantly when you think about Nagasaki. Destruction. A city left in ruins after the devastating atomic bomb was dropped on it on August 9, 1945. It was the final straw for the ailing Japan who were already on their knees following a similar attack on Hiroshima three days earlier. […]

Dubrovnik… much more than a set for Game of Thrones

Dubrovnik When you think of Dubrovnik, many may not think beyond it being set dressing for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The image of Dubrovnik is synonymous now with that of the hit TV show. One look at the city transports you to the fictional world of King’s Landing. But there is so […]

Skopje… the forgotten city of ex-Yugoslavia

Skopje North Macedonia (formally known as Macedonia (FYROM) until February 2019) is probably – alongside its smaller neighbour Kosovo – the least visited of the seven nations that made up Yugoslavia. Yet while its more prestigious ex-partners take up much of the spotlight, there is a great deal of enjoyment a visitor can have from […]

Stockholm… a smorgasbord of fun

Stockholm First thing to say is that I really love to travel to Scandinavia. Previously I’ve visited all of the other main Scandinavian capital cities (Oslo, Reykjavik, Copenhagen and Helsinki) so I really wanted to see what Stockholm had to offer. The answer is plenty! The city of Stockholm itself has a long and complicated […]