Russia had been on my list for a long time, and finally made it in November 2019. I had 1 week and did the classic St Petersburg and modern Moscow, taking the Sapsang bullet train between the two iconic cities.
With 6 hours to kill at Bahrain airport before our flight to Sri Lanka we investigated the possibility of getting a visa and entering the capital city Manama, for about £10 you can get an on the spot visa – … Continue reading
Until the middle of the nineteenth century, Rotterdam was a modest town in the shadow of Dordrecht, Delft and Schiedam. The dam in the river Rotte, from which the city took its name was built around 1270. The railway links … Continue reading
The Hungarian capital of Budapest was so named in 1873 when the west banks of the Danube River, Buda and Óbuda, were united with Pest on the eastern side. Known as the Pearl of Danube, the city of Budapest has … Continue reading
The interior of the Aya Sofya (or Hagia Sophia as it is known in the west) is a building I’ve been looking forward to photographing for years. Originally built as a Greek Orthodox church in the sixth century, later a … Continue reading
A 40 minute flight or an 11 hour bus ride? It was a tough choice but I opted for the aerial route from La Paz to Sucre. Architecturally this is a much more picturesque place than La Paz. The whitewashed … Continue reading