itageNorfolk Island was once Britain’s worst convict colony. So bad was it, convicts sought execution as relief from suffering.
A boyfriend once made me sit through an entire football match at Oslo’s Ullevål stadium. It was decades ago, but I remember it was Manchester United. I also remember it was possible to stretch out and take a nap. Oh, and did I mention, he’s an ex-boyfriend now? I just didn’t catch the fever. Still [...]
This instalment in the Cats of the World-series is from Northern Wales, from Conwy, home of the fortified Conwy Castle – one of King Edward’s four imposing (and very cool) castles here in Gwynedd. Conwy Castle… … and Conwy Cat This little tiger reminded me of Henry VIII – he strolled lazily around and allowed [...]
Jennifer Lo Prete, host of this week’s Blogsherpa Travel Carnival, challenged us LP bloggers to write a post about unusual foreign food finds. Immediately, I thought of all the peculiar foods I saw when I lived in the USA. Spray cheese – how weird is that? Or powdered eggs? Strange combinations of food is a [...]
After gazing at the destination board at Dubai’s terminal 2, Kish piqued my interest. Kish beach, photo by Hannaneh710 In case you don’t know – I certainly didn’t – Kish is an island in Iran, easily accessible from Dubai. Not only do Kish Air and Queshm Air fly regularly and frequently, but there’s also a [...]
According to the Dubai Airport website, the renowned Dubai Duty Free covers 5 400 square metres of shopper’s paradise. Well, it’s certainly not located in Terminal 2. There’s only one shop in Terminal 2. A rather uninteresting one at that. That, and just a few cafeterias.
Almost one billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water. Katie Sorene at Tripbase would like to help fund freshwater wells and raise awareness about this worthy cause. That’s why Tripbase has published the Best Kept Travel Secrets – a series of free e-books with more than 500 travel secrets from 150 top travel [...]