Hiking Volcanoes on Fogo Island in Cape Verde

Fogo Island, the land of fire, erupted back into life in 2014 when Pico de Fogo recorded one of the strongest eruptions ever recorded on the island. However, it's highly likely you've never even heard of it due to Cape Verde's isolation, I mean no-one cares because it isn't affecting our air travel, right? We're … Continue reading Hiking Volcanoes on Fogo Island in Cape Verde

Want to see the REAL Europe? Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tourism in Bosnia Herzegovina is booming, with arrivals up year-on-year thankfully the country hasn't yet reached its peak potential in terms of tourist numbers. According to the World Bank, BiH attracted a grand total of 529,000 tourists in 2014, however most of these only usually arrive on a day trip from Croatia who in comparison welcomed … Continue reading Want to see the REAL Europe? Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pre-war Syria in photos

Syria, once the beacon of prosperity in Middle Eastern tourism until the 2011 uprising. I previously explored the wonderful history in another article which can be found here. This post is by no means a promotion for tourism! It's simply an opportunity for those who didn't get the chance to see what fascinating places this country features. All … Continue reading Pre-war Syria in photos

My worst trip ever was to…Fiji?!

When you see this photo you think of absolute paradise, pristine sandy beaches, beautiful clear blue sea and friendly locals shouting "Bula" (Hello) in Fijian. Unfortunately my Fijian experience was far from heaven. Back in 2009 I was living in Australia and was able to easily visit the South Pacific islands. I'd already been to Tonga … Continue reading My worst trip ever was to…Fiji?!

What happens in Chernobyl, stays in Chernobyl (you hope)

On April 26th 1986 the world's first nuclear disaster took place in what was then the Soviet Union. When Chernobyl happened I was only one year old, I had no knowledge of the event until a few years later when I was at school and uncovered the horrors that took place. I've wanted to visit the area … Continue reading What happens in Chernobyl, stays in Chernobyl (you hope)