It’s rightly proclaimed as one of the must-see bucket-list destinations in South America. Mind-boggling, remote and achingly beautiful, the Uyuni Salt Flats (aka El Salar de Uyuni) in Bolivia are the largest salt flats on the planet, spanning over 10,000 km2 at an altitude of almost 12,000 feet. Set within a harsh volcanic landscape in one of the most naturally diverse and striking countries on Earth, the vistas of this region stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other...
Autumn has always been my favourite time of year. The trees begin to shed their jewelled leaves and the Sun starts to descend on its annual path, casting deep, golden shafts of light across fields and homesteads in the late afternoons. According to the shops, it’s already almost Christmas, but stop! I don’t want to fast-forward to the end of December, I want to savour this wonderful, transitional time of year. And what better way...
In the shadows of Arequipa’s Santa Catalina Convent, tales of devotion and colonial wealth lie waiting to be told. Read on to discover the history behind the orange, blue and raspberry walls of Peru’s most unusual sacred building…
Like a Europe in miniature, Slovenia packs enough culture, natural beauty, outdoor activity options and relaxation opportunities into its 20,000 square kilometres to keep the most ambitious traveller occupied. Here are my top reasons to feel the love for Slovenia.
A few months ago, I introduced you to my former colleague David Bader (and his unique way of seeing things), as he visited India on a work familiarisation trip. We now join David on days 3 and 4 of his visit. As with the first article, (I recommend you read it first if you haven’t already done so!) it’s a collection of his thoughts and observations, told as only he can tell them. Here is the second instalment of ‘Impressions of India’.
For a city saturated with graffiti at almost every turn, it’s hard to imagine how any one section of Berlin’s urban art canvasses could stand out.
But here, along a 1.3km riverside stretch at Mühlenstraße, a generation’s hopes, dreams and frustrations lie splattered poignantly across the longest remaining segment of the Berlin Wall.
For my second post in the occasional Earth & Sky series, I bring you a travel memory which has only the flimsiest of cosmic connections – but it caused me to do a double-take among the sandstone structures of Salamanca…..read on…..
The South Asian jewel of India is one of those intriguing countries that seems at once so alien yet familiar. I’m sure we all have preconceptions of what it’s like; the sounds, colours, aromas, tastes and cultural experiences we’d encounter. Until I get a chance to visit, I’ll have to make do with reading about it from others. With that in mind, I’m pleased to bring you the first part of a trilogy of posts, by guest author David Bader. Here are David’s first ‘Impressions of India’.