Hiking in Ilulissat, the blue and yellow hikes

What is the best hike in Ilulissat? My favourites are the Blue and Yellow hikes that start just a short walk out of town. For me, Greenland is about getting outdoors, and the three published hikes, the blue, yellow and red hikes, are a great way to explore the UNESCO Kangia Icefjord area in Ilulissat….

Hiking from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur

A popular hike in the Kathmandu Valley is the hike from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur via the Changu Narayan temple. Although it can be done in either direction, it is definitely easier to start from Nagarkot as it is mostly downhill. Nagarkot has defined itself as the place in Kathmandu Valley to watch the sunrise over the…

A stroll around Lake Buttermere

Autumn in the Lake District is a magical time. The colours of the trees, some golden, some red, some orange is a beautiful sight. But in late October, with Storm Brian passing through, the weather is a touch grey, a bit wild but not enough to stop me taking a stroll around Lake Buttermere. The…

Flying high in Cappadocia

Ever since I first saw photos of the other worldly landscape of Cappadocia, it became one of those places I had to visit for myself.  Little wonder it was an inspiration for some of the scenes in Star Wars. So what is there to do in Cappadocia. Up the top of my list was a…

A walk amongst the Bluebells at Ashridge Estate

One of the highlights of English spring time are the bluebells. First come the snow drops, later the daffodils and towards the end of April, beginning of May, come the bluebells. One of my favourite places to see bluebells is Dockey Woods, part of the Ashridge Estate, a National Trust property. Ashridge Estate is a…