Tag: Travel writing

Marrakesh – Snowy Peaks to Desert Oases

Marrakesh – Snowy Peaks to Desert Oases

(Original art work by Aaron Lee @aaron_illustration) Wonky eyes, huge and gluey, glanced up as we were lead down the streets of the Medina to Riad Dar Moulay Ali (£44 a night). A minute, dusty kitten, paws and tail tucked neatly away, was watching a […]

How the West won me – Utah and Zion National Park

How the West won me – Utah and Zion National Park

The megalithic Salt Lake Temple of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was illuminated in the night when I landed. ‘Stay clear of the polygamists,’ had been my mum’s parting words at Manchester Airport. Up to this point I didn’t even know SLC was the famous […]

How the West won me – Utah and Zion National Park

How the West won me – Utah and Zion National Park

The megalithic Salt Lake Temple of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was illuminated in the night when I landed. ‘Stay clear of the polygamists,’ had been my mum’s parting words at Manchester Airport. Up to this point I didn’t even know SLC was the famous […]

Paradise Found – The Daintree Rainforest

Paradise Found – The Daintree Rainforest

Creeping from my bunk room at 5am I couldn’t believe no-one else was getting up to see the sunrise over the Great Barrier Reef from the edge of the worlds oldest rainforest; the Daintree. The upside; I’d have the true deserted island experience. The downside; […]

Forces of Nature – The Great Ocean Road

Forces of Nature – The Great Ocean Road

Discovery Melbourne hasn’t been the most sociable hostel I’ve ever stayed in so I’d been fairly mopey since Mike left for a trip with his parents, thinking I’d spend the three weeks of his absence friendless and lonely. It turns out though that was just […]

The Last British Outpost – Tana Rata

The Last British Outpost – Tana Rata

Tana Rata was not the sleepy highland town I was expecting. Most of the journey from KL was passed in deep slumber, until we reached the dense jungle of the lower mountains and excitement chased away the dreams for the rest of the journey. The […]