Mystical Blue

The Blue Mosque is a historical site in Istanbul. It is a very popular tourist attraction. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles surrounding the walls of the interior. ​The exterior façade of the spacious forecourt was built in the same manner as the façade of the Süleymaniye Mosque in... Continue Reading →

Going Coconuts!

Natal is the capital city of Rio Grande do Norte in the northeast of Brazil. It's known for its extensive coastal sand dunes. The beaches and dunes are beautiful, and the sky is very blue. The place where all the dunes are located is called Genipabu. Natal won't appeal to you too much if you seek out... Continue Reading →

Yerevan: Yes I Can!

Yerevan is the capital of Armenia situated between Europe and Asia. The city is fast becoming a major tourist destination thanks to its numerous landmarks, extensive nightlife, great museums and lovely parks.  The best way to immerse yourself in Armenian culture is to  do a walking tour. The city centre is, of course, the place to do... Continue Reading →

Saturday at the Saatchi

The Saatchi Gallery is a nice way to spend a Saturday out, enjoying beautiful modern art in central London. You can go there and enjoy the artwork absolutely for free. There are various artist exhibiting at the gallery; the current exhibition is called "Iconoclasts".  All of the artists are doing something different from the usual.... Continue Reading →

Temple of Mysteries

The mystical city of Istanbul has hosted many civilisations, the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires being the most famous. The iconic Hagia Sofia was a church, and later on was turned into mosque. Hagia Sophia was the centre of Orthodox Christianity until 1453 when the city was conquered by Ottomans. Five hundred years following the conquest Islamic... Continue Reading →

Between Waters

Cabedelo is a small city located about 20 km from the capital of Paraiba state in Brazil. The enormous Trans-Amazonian Highway (BR230) starts in Cabedelo and goes all the way on its 4000 km journey to the Amazon Rainforest.   The Santa Catarina Fort is Composed of an architectural complex with 20 compartments, among them the Chapel... Continue Reading →

Down South American Way

João Pessoa is the capital of the state of Paraiba in the northeast of Brazil. Its old town is known for its baroque and art nouveau architecture. It was also held by the Dutch for around 20 years in the 17th century. Its name has changed several times and its current name, literally translated as “John Person”,... Continue Reading →

The Soul of Nature

Carapibus is a beautiful unspoilt beach on the Coast of Conde, in the southern part of the state of Paraiba, northeast of Brazil. The beach stretch is very long, wild, and nearly completely undeveloped.     I stayed in a small pousada (hotel) called Aruanã. We had a beautiful view of the sea front. The... Continue Reading →

Five Hundred Thank Yous!

  Just a quick post  to say a big thank you to all my followers. When I started blogging I wasn't expecting to get that many people following me - I had the idea that I'd probably get 10! I didn't imagine that so many people would be interested in my travels, and the things... Continue Reading →

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