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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Arashiyama

  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 […]

Auschwitz

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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Dubrovnik Old Town

We are about half way through our tour of Eastern Europe and Dubrovnik was definitely one of the highlights I had been looking forward to.  It’s absolutely stunning. It’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic sea, or failing to be inspired […]

Taj Mahal

We hired a private driver in Delhi for the next 3 weeks to ensure we can get to all the locations we want to see. After a 5 hour drive to Agra we checked into our hotel to get an early night ready for our visit to the Taj Mahal the next day. The Taj Mahal […]

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