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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Trinidad: Colour, Music, Cobblestones & Slavery

Trinidad is Cuba’s best-preserved colonial town, with the old part of Trinidad being a UNESCO heritage site since 1988. Trinidad, like most colonial towns, is gorgeous with brightly colored buildings and cobblestone streets. It is one of a kind, a perfectly preserved Spanish colonial settlement where the clocks stopped in 1850 and – apart from a […]

Viñales: Home of Cuban Cigars

Viñales is the perfect combination of natural beauty and traditional Cuban culture. It is best known for its tobacco farms, languid lifestyle and the distinctive limestone hills of Valle de Viñales.  A place in Western Cuba that, despite being popular with tourists, remains stubbornly raw and authentic. If you’re into cigars, nature, and culture… Viñales is […]


  Arashiyama is in the far west of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (meaning “Storm Mountains”).  We visited this area upon arriving in Kyoto from Tokyo on the bullet train as I was really excited to tick off some of the biggest tourist spots immediately. A short walk from the train […]

Washoku at a Japanese Ryoken

Washoku; the Japanese Traditional Food Culture” registered as the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.     Location: Momijiya Bekkan Kawa no Ior

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is hands-down one of the most memorable places I have ever visited. The town lies in a unique landscape that looks like it could be from a city on the moon or a fairy tail.  The landscape has peaks called “fairy chimneys” dotting the hillsides which were created by volcanic activity many years ago and […]

Grand Canyon

When you stand a look into the Grand Canyon you suddenly realise how tiny and insignificant you are and how incredible the world is. We booked a helicopter tour of The Grand Canyon with vegastours.com (which was excellent). We started this tour with a pickup from from our hotel by a stretch limousine (very Vegas). Upon arriving […]

The Birthplace of Dracula, Sighişoara

Much of my travel in Romania has centred around Dracula and when I heard about this UNESCO protected town I booked a train to travel here from Brasov. From the moment I entered its fortified walls and meandered my way along cobblestone lanes to its main square, Sighisoara burned itself into my memory. It’s like stepping into […]


We decided that a visit to Krakow was not complete without visiting Auschwitz. The World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex is now a UNESCO World Heritage compound was about 1.5 hour drive away from Krakow.  I have visited Dachau in Germany so had a rough idea of what to expect but this was my sisters fist visit to […]

Plitvice Lakes National Park

My sister and I took a 3hr bus ride from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park which is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.  We stayed in a farm style B&B which was in the middle of nowhere but a stunning location. We ventured into the national park […]


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