World at a Glance: Black Rocks and petroglyphs in St Kitts

There's more to little St Kitts than great beaches and UNESCO listed military installations. This tiny Caribbean nation is also home to black rocks and rock carvings. OK, I hear you say. Rock carvings are interesting. But black rocks? I'm glad you asked. At one of [...]

World at a Glance: The Stonehenge of Tonga (Day out Nukualofa)

Did you think stone henges was a phenomenon limited to Europe? Think again. The Ha'amonga 'a Maui trilithon might be much smaller than the remarkable site at Salisbury Plain, but legends and mysteries surround this Tonga stonehenge as well. How were these heavy coral lime [...]

2020-08-27T13:14:45+01:0029 January 2014|Daytrip, Islands, Mini countries, Tonga|

World at a Glance: Beslan memorial in San Marino

Wandering about in tiny San Marino, the world's oldest republic, I stumbled upon this boy with the troubled face - a monument to victims of the school siege in Beslan in 2004.

Monaco: All that glitters (Day out Nice)

Welcome to glittering, glamorous Monaco. That's what the Monaco - Monte Carlo railway station says, don't you think? A quick peek at the boats in the harbour confirms that Monaco does indeed exude glamour.

2020-08-27T15:47:21+01:0010 March 2013|Daytrip, Luxury travel, Mini countries, Monaco|

The Lesotho Incident

It's a hot January day and I'm in a minibus, flying across a Lesotho mountain road, wondering whether the holes in the windscreen are caused by bullets...

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