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  • A boat in Kalymnos
When we stepped off the ferry in Kalymnos one sunny morning, we could instantly sense that it had a different vibe to the other islands we’d visited that week. Though the places we had been were undoubtedly beautiful, each one was bustling with holidaymakers, and we felt like we were hearing more English than Greek everywhere we went. But in......
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Nothing brings out the little kid in me faster than bright colours. I get all excited over blue skies and gardens of flowers, and even the shelves of paint bottles at the local art shop. So it’s no wonder that I was drawn to some of the world’s most colourful places when planning trips and......
  • Pink Castle South Korea
Picture this: You’ve been up since 5am. You’ve just spent the entire day at one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders, peering over into the most isolated nation on the planet. You’ve been briefed by the US military and signed a form acknowledging the possibility of your death that day, and you’ve listened to......
The first week of November was a funny week. On Monday we caught a cable car up to the fortress of Masada and spent the afternoon floating in the Dead Sea. On Tuesday we wandered through the streets of the Christian Quarter in Old Jerusalem before catching a plane to Athens. On Wednesday we spent......
Israel is a mind-boggling country, to say the very least. The following post is an attempt to collect my thoughts on our experiences there....
  • Greek Orthodox Church in Nazareth, Israel
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know the name ‘Nazareth’. It is a name that echoes from my childhood and lingers in memories of Sunday school and Christmas songs. I’m not sure when I even realised that Nazareth was a real city that I could visit, rather than a seemingly mythical place I’d......
When the bus pulled up in the centre of Chania in the early morning, the four of us were greeted by Thomas, our ‘hiking guide’ for the day ahead. We were about to embark on a 16 kilometre hike of Samaria Gorge, one of the most famous places on the island of Crete and one......