The Taj Mahal at sunrise is the stuff of dreams

Sometimes monuments or buildings come with such high expectations that you can't help feel disappointed when you visit. The Taj Mahal is not one of these places. It was everything I expected and so much more. It was magnificent and I still can't believe I've actually seen it in the flesh.

Black Sea Musings

Letter 147 Our last stop on our 2-week jaunt in the crazy land of Bulgaria was on the Black Sea. We spent 4 gloriously relaxing days in Sozopol exploring the pretty town, sleeping on the breezy beaches and reminiscing over our wonderful time in Bulgaria.   What to expect from the Black Sea in May … Continue reading Black Sea Musings

Wonderful People of Montenegro

Letter 114 As I headed towards the border of Montenegro and Albania I encountered the city of Ulcinj. With few expectations I was struck with a charming city and overwhelmed by the generosity of the people there. I had very little time in Ulcinj, only one full day, but in that time I made many … Continue reading Wonderful People of Montenegro

The most underrated Croatian city: Šibenik

Letter 105 A city steeped on the banks of the Adriatic overlooking nearby islands, featuring four fortresses, many churches, a maze of cobbles and spellbinding sunsets - and yet hardly anyone visits. Šibenik is located about halfway between Zadar and Split and only a short drive away from Skradin and the entrance to the Krka National … Continue reading The most underrated Croatian city: Šibenik

Romantic Rovinj

Letter 103 The majority of travellers in Croatia don't go up north to Pula, let alone make the extra journey up to the small town of Rovinj. These two are part of Istria, an Italianate province with beautiful architecture, beaches and nature and should not be missed! Rovinj may be my favourite place I've visited … Continue reading Romantic Rovinj

Iceland’s light

Letter 56 During our week in Iceland we had some of the most beautiful weather I have ever seen. Sunrises and sunsets last for an hour casting long elegant light across the city and the landscape. These qualities make for stunning photos and in this letter I would like to share some of my favourite photos. … Continue reading Iceland’s light