Angthong Marine Park

I have visited Phi Phi Ley, the location for a lot of the filming of The Beach. However I was intrigued to find out that Koh Samui and Angthong Marine Park was the initial inspiration of the locations in Alex Garlands book. Angthong Marine Park is a popular tourist destination for day trippers from Phangnan,…

Art and Architecture in Glasgow

Lovers of art and architecture will find Glasgow rich in wonderful examples of both. The perfect destination for a short culture break, the city is a great place to head at any time of year. Number one on any culture vulture’s must do list is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. As Scotland’s most visited…

Exploring Italy – What does it offer?

If there’s one country that’s guaranteed to provide something for everyone, it’s Italy. With historic sites and plump stone statues at every turn, a delicious pizzeria on every corner, breathtaking mountains and an admirable sunshine record, holidays in Italy are hot stuff. Whatever your favourite style of getaway – whether it’s all inclusive holidays, a…

Getting to know Bologna

I love getting to know a new city especially when I have no expectations and have no plans. For me the best way to explore a city is to not bother with a map, ignore the tourist attractions, wander aimlessly, soak up the atmosphere of local life and watch the comings and goings of the…