Forget those quotes about journeys mattering more than destinations. Unless the drive is worth staying awake throughout, a destination becomes less attractive if I have to spend far more time travelling and queuing than actually enjoying the place itself. (For me, this ratio is 3:1) Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses (Kryžių kalnas) was unique enough for […]
If you’re one of my readers from Singapore, you’ve probably read one too many posts with travel tips that aren’t available to Singaporeans. While we can’t have them all, we do have travel promotions & sales with ShopBack. Nikki from Pink Tangent introduced me to the site when we were searching for accommodation ahead of TBEX in […]
I passed a couple of police officers interviewing a shaggy-haired lad outside OverEasy in Singapore yesterday. On the pavement, the lad had placed a bucket of liquid, a tin wrapped in a jack-o’-lantern jacket and a sign. That sign said, ‘I’m colecting (sic) money to travel around Asia.’ Ah, a traveller, I surmised. Probably someone […]
The man at the front of the boat points towards what looks like a starlit sky, one in which no known constellations can be discerned. The people sat in the boat follow his finger. They strain their necks, gazing in wonder at the sight above them. Despite the brightly lit visitors below, thousands of bright blue specks […]
Geothermal sites like Rotorua are never kind to people with sensitive noses. The earth’s crust is a bit thinner here, creating hot springs, bubbling mud pools and steamy otherworldly scenes that draw tourists to this part of New Zealand. The hydrogen sulphide gas they emit (the sites, not the tourists) is an unfortunate side effect though.