Saturday, 30 January 2016

Second chances: Marrakech

Many first time visitors will arrive at the central square, Jeema El Fna, and immediately experience the chaotic hustle and bustle of Marrakech, day or night.

Forty five degree heat and a skinny white bloke, who had barely experienced the non western world before, were not the two best things to be travelling in or with here. Arriving just across from Jeema El Fna was the best we could manage in navigating to the centre after losing our battle with a airport taxi tout.

Our suitcases were super heavy, the sweat was pouring and the dust was getting everywhere. What sticks in my mind, from that first visit to Marrakech, most, is just how much worse it became as the week wore on.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

9 ways to make the best of a visit to Bergen

Last year I finally made a trip to Norway, after having avoided it for lack of inspiration, time and money. 

Definitely one of the most expensive countries in the world, but some what beautiful, so I had to take a short break there.

Rather than the capital, I visited to the coastal city of Bergen. A beautiful maritime destination which is compact enough to explore on foot. Head to Bergen with a little pre-planning and you will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

New stuff

A rather belated Happy New Year to you, along with a long overdue post.

2016 looks to be a busy year already, so before I fully get going on what I hope will be a positive year for my travels, I'm taking a moment to pause; pour a(nother) glass of wine, and sit back to reminisce over the year that has passed.