The Dead Sea! I’m going to put this at the start, and just get it out there. This experience was one of the best experiences I’v ever had while travelling. And it is such a simple thing –  I find it hard to describe with any justice, just how fun it was!

 

How does it work?

3.7 million years ago, the region was connected to the Read More

There are over a thousand islands along the Coast of Croatia, in the Adriatic Sea. They range from small rocks emerging from the sea; to large resort laden islands with total mainland infrastructure! Vis Island is a modest 90 Square Km (34.85 square miles) in area and has small roads joining the towns spread around the island, with the main town of Vis (Vis is the Island, and Vis is the main town) where the ferry arrives. It is the furthest inhabited Island from mainland Croatia, and considered the ‘hidden’ island and golden gem compared to local tourist magnet Hvar Island. The journey takes just over 2 hours, and we departed at 9am from Split.

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Visiting the most biologically diverse area on the planet, a reserved zone inside the Amazon Rainforest, Manu National Park. Manu national park is over 1.5 Million Hectares in area. Over 800 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, 100 species of bats, 13 species of monkeys, and 12 species of reptiles! In the last 10 years alone, 1147 species of plants have been found, with the number left to find thought to be way over this figure.  The park is divided into three zones. The Exclusive zone which can only be entered by Read More

It was a cloudless day as I ascended smoothly inside a carriage on the Aiguille du Midi Cable car. The name translates as ‘Needle of the Noon’. Quite literally, when the sun passes over the Summit, it is past mid-day (when viewed from Chamonix). The cable car, or, Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi holds the record as the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, whisking passengers from 1,035 m to 3,842 m in a matter of minutes. (3,395 to 12,604 feet). Read More

Fire and Ice. If you are like me and have become un-healthily addicted to the ‘Game of Thrones’ series, it will come as no surprise to you that Iceland is portrayed on-screen as a desolate, barren and inhospitable place unfit for all but the toughest of people. For those who have not been here themselves, the above description may already be conjured just hearing the name Iceland announced. Read More