Halfway Around and Back Again!

We all know from my previous post that Ilha Grande ("Big Island") is a beautiful tropical paradise off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The island lives up to its name and is simply enormous. I managed to do a tour called halfway-and-back, where you spend the day going halfway around the island,... Continue Reading →

Feeling Grand on Ilha Grande!

Ilha Grande ("Big Island") is a popular getaway from Rio de Janeiro. From the city, it's only two hours by car and a short boat ride. The island has white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and exciting forest trails, making it the perfect tropical retreat.       One of the most exciting features of Ilha Grande... Continue Reading →

Dorothea Tanning

This exhibition is all about the seventy year career of Dorothea Tanning. In her artistic world, she always ask us to look beyond the obvious. She  worked in the United States and France, and took her ideas  and imagery in new and distinctive directions. The exhibition focuses on key themes and developments of her work... Continue Reading →

Buddhapadipa Temple

I was wandering around Wimbledon (London, UK) and came across this incredible temple. It was like being in Thailand in the middle of England. The good thing was that I didn't have to fly all the way to Southeast Asia to contemplate this beautiful building - just hop on the London underground! Wat Buddhapadipa or... Continue Reading →

San Felipe de Barajas Castle

The beautiful city of Cartagena in Colombia was invaded many times, and around 1656 the Spanish Crown decided to build this incredible fortress, with the help of the Dutch engineer Richard Carr. I wasn't expecting this place to be so well kept - and it is very accessible from the town centre. The Castle dominates... Continue Reading →

The Pleasures of Painshill!

Painshill is one of the most beautiful 18th century landscape gardens, created  between 1738 and 1738. This place has the most indescribable magic. It is an amazing garden in which to spend your day exploring the many winding paths in a journey of discovery. There are quite a few routes you can take. I chose... Continue Reading →

The Jewel of the Caribbean!

The beautiful city of Cartagena is situated in the north of Colombia, on the Caribbean coast. It is a very interesting place to visit. One of the main reasons I wanted to visit this city was because of a famous film, in the 1980s with Kathleen Turner, and Michael Douglas. The film was called 'Romancing... Continue Reading →

Bienvenidos a Bogotá!

Bogotá is city of contrasts, offering many different experiences to all visitors. Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. The landscape of Bogotá, marked by the green of the Andes to the... Continue Reading →

View from the top!

When I'm lucky enough to sit by a window in an airplane, and the view is great, I have to snap the moment. When you see the view from the top, it makes you think about how the place would look when on the ground. I managed to take a photo of the sunset in... Continue Reading →

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