Category: Odd spots

  • You Have To See This Incredible Bird Sanctuary in Honduras

    You Have To See This Incredible Bird Sanctuary in Honduras

    Just up the road from a gorgeous little town in western Honduras is the incredible bird sanctuary Macaw Mountain. It was an absolute highlight of my time in Central America and it’s absolutely somewhere you should go on your next adventure. Want more details? Have a look at my latest article on the Huffington Post […]

  • This surrealist jungle garden is from another world

    This surrealist jungle garden is from another world

    Or, I found the ruins of Rivendell and it’s in Mexico. About a day’s travel north-east of Mexico City is a place that feels like it fell off the pages of a fantasy novel. Like some fantastical movie set come to life. Like a vivid painting you assumed sprang from a painter’s imagination, only here […]

  • Street Art in Siberia

    Street Art in Siberia

    Siberia is a fascinating place. It’s utterly remote, far from everything, synonymous with ‘the middle of nowhere’. It’s frozen for more than half of the year, just a little south of the Arctic Circle. And yet it’s also a lush, green place, for a few months of the year at least. It has a rich […]

  • Russia’s hidden gems

    Russia’s hidden gems

    The quirky mineral museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia, makes a great way to spend some time if you find yourself in the Ural Mountains.

  • Myanmar’s fairytale castle – exploring the monastery on Mt Popa

    Myanmar’s fairytale castle – exploring the monastery on Mt Popa

    Yes, I did take that photo. Yes, it really does look like that. Golden spires sweeping elegantly towards the sky from a sheer rocky outcrop on the side of a volcano, accessed by a 777 step covered walkway. This is Taung Kalat Monastery, situated under the imposing shadow of Mt Popa just a 50km drive […]

  • That time I visited a floating market

    That time I visited a floating market

    It’s a tourist cliché that features on the front cover of at least 50% of guidebooks and brochures for South East Asia – the Floating Market. But you know what? There’s good reason – floating markets are cool. There’s just something so wonderful about taking the retail experience to water. The floating market I went […]

  • The Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders

    The Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders

    Chiang Mai is a beautiful city. It’s one of the loveliest places I’ve been, a walled city filled with hundreds of graceful temples, tranquil gardens, and charming Thai smiles. It’s also home to one of my favourite museums – The Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders. I found it quite by accident. Having risen […]