• Finding Germany in Swakopmund (4 minute read)

    It is no coincidence that Namibia can only be reached directly from two European airports: Frankfurt and Cologne. The Germans have maintained close ties with their most important former colony in Africa. The German influence is still very much seen in Namibia today, especially in Swakopmund. A visit here is...

  • Remembering Hiroshima

    “The best place to start our Hiroshima sightseeing tour, will be to visit the epicentre of the bomb” said our guide. Surprisingly this point is not on the ground but above us. The bomb, dropped on Hiroshima on the 6th August 1945 at 8.15am, exploded above Shima Hospital. The first...

  • Peru: Land of the Incas and Bowler Hats (4 minute read)

    As the heart of the erstwhile Inca Empire and home to charming colonial towns, colourful Andean culture and spectacular natural wonders, it is no wonder why Peru is one of South America’s most sought-after destinations. I recently returned from the Land of the Incas after discovering the sights of...

  • Exploring the ancient city of Bosra

    If you’re interested in Roman and ancient history you should definitely visit the ancient city of Bosra – a must-see on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This small Syrian town is only 50 km from the Jordanian border and about 100 km south of Damascus. First mentioned...

  • The incredible mosaic map of Madaba

    One of the most underrated places in Jordan – and also one of my favourites –  is the city of Madaba, about 30km south-west of Jordan’s capital, Amman. Famed for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba’s real treasure is the Byzantine-era mosaic map of The Holy Land. The Madaba...

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