Like most tourists to New York I visited the Empire State Building on my trip to New York. Unlike most tourists I haven’t been to the top. I stood in the queue until my impatience kicked in and instead followed a far shorter line down some steps and into what happily turned out to be the bar.
Thanks to the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, Bangkok is a great place to top up on your vaccinations for travelling further afield in Southeast Asia or for future trips to other parts of the world. Even Brits with access to the NHS can find bargain jabs, while Americans can save a small fortune getting their injections in this efficient medical centre.
I love Egypt. It may even be my favourite country but there is no doubt it is one of the most stressful to travel around. From the moment a tourist steps outside their hotel door they become a target of all manner of touts and claims that ‘my [insert item here] is the best [insert item here]’ even if you had never cared for a [insert item here] before or even now.
American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!" on first seeing Iguazu Falls. The photo above is of the spectacular Devil’s Throat, where half the Iquazu River’s flow drops down 82 metres through a 150 metre wide U-shaped chasm. In 2011, Iguazu Falls was voted one of the winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation.
Billing itself as the world’s most unusual building site, Chateau Guédelon is an archaeological experiment. Using 13th century building methods a team of quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters, and their horses, are building a castle out of wood and stone using techniques resurrected from illustrations and other sources.
Despite a history stretching back more than 8,000 years, Plovdiv’s most impressive building from antiquity was only rediscovered a few decades ago. The Theatre of Ancient Philippopolis was only found when a landslide caused by engineers tunnelling underneath one of the city’s hills revealed the site.
Hard working, friendly, professional and committed people can receive free tours to European festivals and events by joining the Pillow Adventure Travel Company team as ground crew, tour cooks, leaders and managers.
Barely into the walking steadily on two feet part of his life, the small boy pressed his hands together in worship and bowed in front of the gilded symbol of Burma’s heritage. His act of homage earned him coos and aahs from his family and a gentle pat on the head from a nearby watching monk.
Each year during camel mating season randy males are pitted against each other in a tradition that stretches back to the nomadic Turkic tribes that lived on the Mongolian Steppe. Dressed in colourful costumes, the bulls are coaxed into a frothing excitement by the presence of females and encouraged to fight.