Barcelona – An Olympic size menu

The giant Botero bronze horse in the main arrivals hall of Barcelona airport welcomed us to this quirky city as we waited for our transfer to the Pullman Barcelona Skipper hotel. An around the houses journey dropping others at their hotels, gave us a great introduction to the city and its interesting drivers. Being by … Continue reading Barcelona – An Olympic size menu


Mauritus – Living the Dream

In many of the places we have visited there have always been chances to swim with dolphins but, those have been captive so we can never bring ourselves to do it. Mauritius offered us the chance to swim with them in the wild and so of course we jumped at the chance. Getting up at … Continue reading Mauritus – Living the Dream

Iceland – Land of Ice, Fire and Dolphins

If you haven't rented a car, not to worry there are plenty of excursions on offer, and we were up early (again) for this one. I booked all our tours through GrayLine and they were always reliable and great quality (not sponsored we just genuinely think they are great). Plenty of research to find the most ethical … Continue reading Iceland – Land of Ice, Fire and Dolphins

Dubai – Beyond the steel and glass

On the metro again, heading towards Dubai Creek, home to several of the Souk's. The first to try and sell us the world was the old textile market. The variety of colours and patterns were almost as overwhelming as the sellers attempts make us purchase anything. Draped in silks and offered any kind of designer bag you … Continue reading Dubai – Beyond the steel and glass

Dubai – So new it still has the plastic on

So you want some sun, sea and sand when it's cold and wet in England. Only seven hours away on an Emirates flight from Londons Heathrow sits Dubai. We've stopped here a few times on the way to further flung places, so it was exciting to see what the place looke like outside the airport terminal … Continue reading Dubai – So new it still has the plastic on