Hamid Selmi is a man of few words. The Bedouin guide beckons me to follow him and walks through fine golden sand and onto the bedrock that marks the beginning of a trek along Egypt’s Coloured Canyon.
In mid-August I travelled to Latvia, my first international trip since the coronavirus lockdown. Though keen to experience the destination, I was inevitably unsure as to whether international travel would be safe and enjoyable in light of the global pandemic. Prior to the trip, I weighed up the risks likely to be encountered while travelling and asked myself some searching questions.
Spilve Airport, Riga’s old air hub, is one site that most people skip. It’s one of Riga’s hidden gems. The architecture from inside, the Soviet-era murals, is something different. You have to see it to believe it. The main mural shows Latvia people in traditional costumes along with Soviet flags.
After touching down in Ljubljana, you might be tempted to hire a car, board a train or travel by bus. However, one of the most rewarding ways of exploring Slovenia is on foot to explore trekking and walking in Slovenia.
More than 58 million passengers passed through Frankfurt Airport in 2013 yet, in comparison to German cities such as Munich and Berlin, Frankfurt am Main remains largely undiscovered by international travellers. As I discovered, there’s plenty to do to make a weekend city break to Frankfurt, Germany worthwhile.
The “it’s grim up north” brigade can’t, surely, mean Newcastle and Gateshead? Those of us living in this part of the world know the area has undergone a major transformation over recent years.
Tanned, with a firm jaw and wearing a white Stetson, there’s something reminiscent of the Marlboro man about George Gaber, the owner of La Reata Ranch near Kyle in Saskatchewan, Canada.
India’s most southerly state, Tamil Nadu, is the home to 46km of railway that, since July 2005, holds the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lisbon’s Museu da Carris - the Carris Museum, dedicated to public transport - is all too often overlooked by visitors to the Portuguese capital due its location in Alcantara, roughly half way between the city centre and the Belem district.
Englishman James Frost is convinced he has found the perfect job; cultivating grapes to make quality wines on the Quinta de Sant’ana estate, which he runs with his wife Ann, 35km from Lisbon in Portugal.