Hannibal’s great victory at Lake Trasimeno On the land I’m standing on in rural Italy, tens of thousands of people were once killed. Of such a scale was the slaughter that the waters of the nearby lake were reportedly turned red for days. Even as the blood was still flowing, the battle here at Lake […]
Agritourism in Italy For the Italians, it’s no secret. In the past five years they have embraced a new way to see their country. It’s about getting closer to nature, closer to tradition and closer to peace of mind. For foreigners, it’s a mystery. But there’s only one thing stopping them from having the same […]
Gucci Museum Florence If you’re anything like me, you’ve got some pretty tatty luggage. Perhaps a backpack as dirty and bruised as you’ve at times felt after carrying it? Maybe a roller case with worn-down wheels from all the times the terrain was a little rough but you couldn’t be bothered to pick it up? […]
The church doesn’t recognise her, but millions of people worship Difunta Correa as the patron saint of travellers. You can tell by the roadside shrines.
What’s it like to travel through Paraguay? The buses aren’t the most comfortable but they are the most convenient and offer a real insight to the country.
The city of Encarnacion in Paraguay moved up the hill, out of the path of a flooding river. But guess what? The flooding never came and it’s a ghost town!
As the sun’s rays cross the planet for the last time in 2011, it seems like an opportune time to look back on the year and remember some of the highlights. It’s been six months since I left home and set out into the world to try to learn more about the six billion people […]
If you need ideas for your next trip or your next destination, where better to look than into the volumes of the travel bloggers. These are no glossy brochures. They’re not staid guidebooks. These are the real stories from people on the ground who have visited as visitors and reported faithfully and without favour. Any […]
Travel is about more than the places you visit. It’s even about more than the people you meet and the things that you do. Travel is about what the experience means to you – how it makes you feel in the moment, what it changes about your attitudes, and how it influences the way you […]