Monthly Archive:: September 2011

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A journey of discovery in the Norwegian fjords

The picture postcard landscape of the Norwegian fjords has been featured on numerous advertising campaigns and promotions over the years and even today, it is hard to pick up a newspaper or travel by train without seeing a dramatic picture of the region’s steep mountain peaks and

5 people you may not have known were Greek

This week’s post is something a little different. In celebration of all things Greek we’ve come up with a list of 5 people who are at least part-Greek and whose heritage may not be immediately obvious. Do please let us know who we’ve missed from our list!

Highlights of Mexico City in pictures

It is inevitable that first-time visitors to Mexico City arrive with plenty of preconceptions about what they are likely to find. The largest city in the western hemisphere is also considered by some to be dangerous, polluted and impossible to get around due to the traffic problems

Bergen: A full-day walking tour of the gateway to the fjords

Our walking tour of Bergen commenced at the Bryggen quayside, the historic centre of Bergen. Here the old warehouses used by the Hanseatic merchants have been painted bright colours – reds and yellows – and converted into shops and restaurants. But if you take short walk through

Madeira – home to the world’s best fireworks display

At the stroke of midnight on Dec 31st 2006 a set of loud explosions boomed out across the island of Madeira. The pyrotechnic extravaganza that followed earned the island a highly prized entry in the Guinness Book of Records for holding the Largest Ever Firework Display, with

The unique wonders of the Galapagos Islands

Few places in the world (if indeed any) can boast such a unique diversity of animals and plants as can be found on the Galapagos islands. These 19 tiny volcanic islands have been created within the last 4 million years, making them some of the newest bits