The port of Dover, while not being a place you can just visit, not being a World Heritage Site, and not being an instantly recognisable scene photographed by endless tourists is a place that everyone in the UK knows of, hears regularly about on the news and knows exactly where it is. That being said […]Read more "The Port of Dover"
There are only two Lancaster bombers left flying in 2020… and this isn’t one of them. It is however still very capable of shaking the ground beneath your feet and making you grin from ear to ear. Especially when you are standing only 5 metres from its four roaring Merlin engines! This particular aeroplane is […]Read more "‘Just Jane’ – Lancaster NX611"
I’ve been trying to think of the most iconic landmarks around the world – what would they be? Big Ben? The Statue of Liberty? The Eiffel Tower? Sydney Harbour Bridge? The statue of Christ the Redeemer? The Pyramids of Giza? The Golden Gate Bridge? Uluru? The Colloseum? All contenders I am sure. Another world famous […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 4 – The Taj Mahal"
One thing you can say about Indian street life is that it is never boring. On our recent tour of India we were a bit apprehensive about the long coach journeys – some journeys turned out to be six or even eight hours long. In many countries, including England, the thought of spending hour after […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 3 – Street Life"
Tuk-tuk drivers are a breed apart – they work seriously long hours, for little money, through the heat of the day, choking on the fumes of a million exhausts, listening to the deafening cacophony of horns, always with a smile on their face. Oh, and they are lunatics. Our tour guide, Avdhesh, hailed a tuk-tuk […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 2 – People"
The holiday of a lifetime! We have been wanting to go to India for years and years and finally did it a few weeks ago. The food, the culture, the scenery and the people have long fascinated us but it can be an intimidating place to go with a young family. We needn’t have worried, […]Read more "An Indian Adventure – Part 1"
Verona. The setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short distance from the stunning shores of Lake Garda. How much more romantic could a city possibly be? Speaking of Juliet you can, along with thousands of others, visit her house, view “that” balcony, pose for a picture next to a […]Read more "And They Say Romance Is Dead?"
The Waterfront area of Liverpool is one of those rare places where no matter which way you turn you can’t put your camera down. I don’t know of another area where there is such a concentration of astounding architecture. The regeneration of Liverpool in recent decades has created an area of contrasting architecture – old […]Read more "Liverpool Waterfront"
I can’t imagine there are many places in the world where the number one tourist attraction (at least according to the ubiquitous TripAdvisor) is a prison. Until recently the only place where I would have considered this to be a possibility would have been Alcatraz in San Francisco. Even though Robben Island in Cape Town […]Read more "Kilmainham Gaol"
Little Germany, an area of Bradford in West Yorkshire, was named after the large number of German (and other European) merchants who built warehouses in the area from the mid-19th century. As you can see from these pictures these were no ordinary warehouses. At that time Bradford was the wool capital of the world and […]Read more "Little Germany"