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Discover Lake Saimaa in Finland

Lake Saimaa

Getting back to nature in Finland’s wilderness If you are considering getting away from it all this autumn, Lake Saimaa in Finland could be the place for you. Being Europe’s 4th largest lake there are plenty of places to find peace and inspiration with stupendous views around every corner. With friendly locals, great food and […]

Memories of early travels | Sleeping in a manga cafe in Tokyo vlog

Sleeping in a manga cafe

Have you ever turned up in a megacity and decided that you would not book accommodation? We hadn’t either until we arrived in Tokyo. But after hearing about the DVD rooms and Manga Cafes that double up as accommodation for stranded train travellers we just had to try it. Could there be anything more Japanese than […]

The Friday Photo Project | Yangshuo


  Yangshuo was the last stop on our tour around China. Whenever we told Chinese people our itinerary, their eyes would widen when they heard the word Yangshuo. Looking at the image above you can see why. The place is absolutely stunning. We travelled to Yangshuo by bamboo river raft up the river Li. Wherever […]

Top travel stories (August 2014)

Top Travel Stories (Aug 2014)

Here are the top travel stories (August 2014) that we have come across this month. We HAD to include this story. It’s about 400 garden gnomes going missing in Austria. It’s not a travel story per se but it was too good to leave out. As you may or may not know, for most of […]

The Friday Photo Project | Camel Riding in Morocco

Camel Riding in Morocco

  Morocco was the second trip that Karen and I ever took. We had a wonderful time visiting Marrakech, The Atlas Mountains, and Essaouira. It’s amazing how different a country can be even though it’s only 2 hours flight time away from your own country. That’s what we found with wonderful Morocco. It felt so […]

Things to do in Finland in the summer

Things to do in Finland

  Finland: A winter wonderland where you can ski, drive over frozen lakes and visit Father Christmas whilst observing the Northern Lights. These used to be my first things that came to mind whenever I thought about this pristine wilderness. However, after my recent visit, I now know that Finland is also a brilliant place […]

Memories of early travels | Beijing Vlog

Beijing Vlog

We arrived in Beijing on the first day of National Holiday which meant there were thousands upon thousands of people milling around Beijing train station. It was the complete opposite of what we had just come from in Mongolia. We were excited to be back in a big city though and there was a real […]