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Ancient Inca roads spanning 6 countries granted World Heritage status

Last month, the Andean road system ‘Qhapaq Ñan’ across Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. It is the first time multiple countries have worked together to register one site on the heritage list. Qhapaq Ñan has been selected for its

Remote Control – how to escape the beach bustle on mainland Greece

It’s a sad fact of holiday life that the harder a place is to get to, the fewer other people there are. There are few ways to guarantee you have the beach to yourself – you can hide it either in the Australian outback or the dark

Exploring the best of Stockholm

Gloomy weather welcomed me on arrival in Stockholm! Despite that, I tried to make the most of the day walking around and the feeling I had was of an elegant and vibrant city, buzzing with life. It becomes really quiet at night after working hours. If getting around

July’s Sunvil Supper Club: Ceviche

This is Peru’s most famous dish. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in lime juice and spiced with Aji Amarillo or chilli peppers. 2,000 years ago, ancient Mochica culture had a dish made with fresh fish marinated with fermented banana passion fruit; during

Cruising on the Gota Canal

After few busy days in Stockholm, why not slowing down the pace? Take the chance of a river cruise on the Gota Canal on board of an old-fashioned boat – the oldest is MS Juno which dates back to 1874. The Gota Canal is the oldest waterway in Sweden,

To Mykines, in search of puffins

The moment 8 of us stepped out of the helicopter, we pretty much doubled the population of the island. Only 9 permanent residents remain on Mykines, the westernmost of the Faroe Islands and yet as I walked between the 40 or so houses in the island’s only

Discovering Gothenburg and a case of poor maths

Gothenburg is a compact city and you can get around on foot, but if you have a city pass you can make the most of it by travelling by public transport. Or you can hire a bike and see the city from different perspective – why not

Manú National Park

Manú is a biosphere reserve located in Madre de Dios and Paucartambo in South East Peru. It (recently featured in the BBC documentary “I bought a rainforest”) is considered by UNESCO to be the most biologically diverse place on earth! This huge national park covering over 1.5million

Island hopping by helicopter in the Faroe Islands

On my recent trip to the Faroes I was excited to visit the island of Mykines, famous for its huge colony of sea birds. Even more exciting was the prospect of heading to the island by helicopter. Unless you live on a remote island, or are ridiculously wealthy, helicopter

Island hopping on Sweden’s west coast

If you’re only on the west coast of Sweden for a short break, it can be tempting to spend most of your time in Gothenburg, checking out museums, going shopping and tucking into fresh prawns and crayfish. Take time to explore offshore, however, and you’ll discover a