Trans Siberian

From Russia With Love

The Best Bits CLASSIC CLOTHES – in particular…coats, hats and boots! European women wear their intimidation with classic styling while Russian women just nonchalantly wrap themselves in it before putting their best boot forward and strutting their confidence.  Note to self:…

Q&A: Siberian Sojourn

Seven Questions Only                     What did you expect to see? Gulags, frozen peasants and snow! Ok, so I needed an update since watching Dr Zhivago but isn’t that why we travel? What…

Genghis Khan and other Fun Facts

Top travel tips for Mongolia… Genghis Khan – pronounced and written Chinghis Khan but born ‘Temujin’; founder and Great Khan of the Mongel Empire; born about 1162 and died August 1227; was buried in a secret place and 600 horseman rode…

Lost In Translation

Nobody really knows what Bill Murray’s character whispers to Scarlet… At the end of the movie it is left up to the viewer to determine whether it is a beginning or an end, and I have always felt that the…

Bucket Listings

When you wish upon a star.. Have you ever waited years for a wish to come true? In this world of instant gratification it doesn’t seem to happen that often anymore. And yet when it does,  after such a long…

Wherever I May Roam

‘And the road becomes my bride. I have stripped of all but pride. So in her I do confide. And she keeps me satisfied. Gives me all I need… ‘   Metallica Have you ever noticed that when there are two…

Education or Indulgence

Is a love of travel or new experiences just a new form of consumerism? When the obsession is not brands, but culture, does that excuse the excess?  How will my travel experiences benefit anyone? Am I educating or just indulging…