The site of Volubilis or Walili (in Arabic) in northern Morocco is home to some of the best preserved Roman ruins in northern Africa. On our way north to Chefchaoun we stopped to admire the view and snapped some pictures of this picturesque piece of Moroccan Rome.
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Cats. There’s something about them that often forces me to stop mid conversation and announce to whoever is present; whether they’re interested or not, that I’ve just discovered the cutest cat in the entire world. Of course this can’t possibly be true as I can often be found making this declaration several times a day.
The 16th century Sultan Ahmet Mosque (or Blue Mosque) is an awe-inspiring culmination of two different centuries, the Ottoman and the Byzantine Empires and is believed to be the last great mosque of the classical period. Despite there being more than three thousand mosques in Istanbul, the Blue Mosque dominates the cities skyline with it’s six spires (or minarets).
Spread over 30 acres of land, Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales, the second largest castle in the United Kingdom (only to Windsor) and one of the great medieval castles of Western Europe. Complete with its own leaning tower and moat, the castle was a masterpiece of military planning that took almost four years to construct.
Lying in the shadow of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine’s Monastery has been a popular place of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. A UNSECO World Heritage Site, the monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. Whilst staying in Sharm el Sheikh we took a day trip to the site of the burning bush and to see where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
If the competition for ‘Venice of the North’ was based on canal coverage Amsterdam would win hands down. The city is home to more than one hundred kilometres of canals and 1,500 bridges, I’m assuming; all dug by hand sometime during the 17th century. In an effort to escape some of the crazy that is Amsterdam we spent an hour pottering along the cities charming canals.
Daylight savings ended a couple of weeks ago and almost overnight the leaves have started to change colour and that dreary English winter everyone keeps talking about has started to set in. On a grim English Sunday we took a trip to a very English place; Leeds Castle in Kent.
Luxembourg City is one of the richest cities in the world, it’s also one of the prettiest. This past weekend we spent 24 hours in the stunning city; sampling Luxembourg’s lagers and admiring the UNESCO vistas. Here are my top ten photos from the weekend.
After being cooped up in London for almost three months we were pretty excited to be exploring somewhere outside the city; especially somewhere called the Jurassic Coast. Durdle Door (you can say Dor as well), is one of the most photographed landmarks on the coast, located roughly two hours plus drive from London (add an extra hour for sunny day traffic) on the southwest coast, it’s one of the longest trips we’ve ever taken to reach the seaside.