The Finland Ice Marathon has been running since the early ’80s and this year was the 37th competition. It’s something special, something different and it takes place on the frozen lake in Kuopio harbour every February.
For me, nowhere stirs the imagination quite like Antarctica. The Great White Continent at the far end of the planet. Discovered less than 200 years ago and the reserve of rugged explorers and adventurers. A few years ago I was
Like many major cities, 72 hours in St Petersburg will only let you scratch its surface. As you’d expect of a former capital there is an incredible amount to see and an awful lot of history to soak up. Founded
If you are looking for a base in the North of Portugal then Porto is a great place to start. As you’d expect of the country’s second-largest city, there are a great many things to see and do in Porto.
Lisbon, the 3rd sunniest city in Europe, has a yearly average of 2799 hours of sunshine. It has UNESCO sites both in the city and nearby. Famous barrios and ancient monuments are within easy walking distance of each other. Iconic
If cultural UNESCO sites are your thing, then mainland Portugal has much to offer. Central Portugal offers you three, all within easy reach of each other. The UNESCO sites are the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha and the Convent of
Why not take a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City when you have finished seeing the sites? There are a couple of great places out of town that, I thought, were well worth a visit. You can check out
Ho Chi Minh City, HCMC or even Saigon. Call it what you will. The biggest city in Vietnam has many names. All are still used today, despite the Vietnam War ending in 1975 and the city’s name being changed to