We’re somewhere in the Ouirgane National Park, in the Atlas Mountains of Western Morocco. The room smells slightly musty, despite the lack of humidity here. My legs are tired, after a long day’s hiking and I’m slightly dehydrated. So I’m […]
It’s almost 12 years since I visited Sabah, Borneo (Malaysia). This was the first time I ventured anywhere outside of Europe and New York, and the first time I went on a true adventure holiday. It’s also one of my […]
My initial impression of Fuqing was much the same as many Chinese cities I’ve been to. A sprawling mass of concrete apartment blocks and wide noisy roads. My wife and I had planned to visit for the weekend. But on […]
The Alhambra is the most visited of all the palaces in Granada. It’s also an important part of Spain’s heritage. With ornate Arabic stuccoes, stunning views of the Sierra Nevada and Valpairíso Valley, and rich insights into Granada’s past. But […]
It’s January near the Sacromonte Caves Museum in Granada, Spain. The air is as warm as a summer’s day back home in the UK, without the humidity. We navigate the narrow paths around the hill, the Albaicín behind us, the […]
After a first rocky year living in China, it seemed like the next would be much easier. I was happy. I finally had a permanent job, after one whole year of just some odd hours here and there. But my […]
It would be easy to visit Granada and never see the Albaicín quarter. There’s just so much going on in the Spanish city of Granada’s city centre. Flamenco shows with melodious guitar solos and dancers clicking their heels like hoof […]
Towards the end of our second year living in Poland my husband and I both needed a change. We wanted to travel, to see more, and our working lifestyles made this difficult. Teaching English in Poland, it’s difficult to make […]
I lived with my wife in South East China for three years and through that I experienced a typhoon season three times. Two of these were mild, a lot of rain admittedly, but no worse than the worst of storms […]
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