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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

How often does a mundane local train journey take you to a world heritage site. Well if you are a Mumbaikar it is perfectly possible … for the millions who travel southwards on the central line it is a daily routine. 301 more words


Heritage in Trauma - Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Two years on from the tragic earthquake of 2015, one of Kathmandu’s tourist jewels, Durbar Square, still openly displays the woulds of that event. A World Heritage Site, the Square remains a sad reminder of nature’s power. 59 more words

Where the forest meets the sea: Discovering the Daintree Rainforest

So we’ve agreed that the 1,565 kilometre journey from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to the Queensland coast is best not mentioned here. We’ve left the cuttings of that story on the editing room floor out of a deep concern for you. 1,132 more words


A Mother-Daughter Hike: Part 3

Hi, everyone! We have arrived at the third and last stretch of the hike I did with Lilli two years ago. Living through this trip as I share it with you has gotten me all excited for this summer. 952 more words

My Love For The High Coast

Cáceres and Trujillo: a journey to the medieval Spain

If you love old towns and historical sites as much as we do, you will be happy to know that there is a hidden region in Spain where you can find, among others, a city built from the old Roman town of Emerita Augusta (now named Mérida), a monastery with a wonderful Mudejar cloister devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe (in the village with the same name) and the two medieval gems appearing in this post. 697 more words


World Heritage

I have travelled to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Zanzibar Stone Town in Tanzania, Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, the Medina of Fez in Morocco, Robben Island in South Africa, The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Grand Canyon in the USA, the rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces in Switzerland (below), to name a few. 116 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

Let me see your true colours

From chilly Tasmania to steaming Malaysia!  I took two days in KL to get adjusted to the tropical climate again, then set off towards Ipoh.  This medium size city is not often visited by tourists, which is a shame because it does have a few sights to offer.  211 more words