I was shopping for veges at an Athens urban produce market and in my dodgy Greek I asked for a hot dude, not a lettuce. If you’re travelling through a foreign language country, or spending some time living there, do you learn the language, at least some useful phrases? Or do you assume English will […]
A new nail polish detects date rape drugs such as GBH, Xanax and Rohypnol. This extraordinary invention has been revealed on one of my favourite websites Not Impossible Now. Four students at North Carolina State University invented the nail polish. The brand is called Undercover Colors. Women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, which […]
One of the joys of travelling is finding an exciting new city where you’d like to put down roots for a while. If you’re looking for a criteria, this will help. The latest results of the 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit Liveable Cities survey rank the best and worst liveable cities with Damascus at the bottom […]
Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.
This is how travel tests you. It challenges courage, resilience, tolerance and mocks your comfort zones. Which is a good thing.
Is this the most haunted place in Canada? The popular Five Fishermen Restaurant in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was once a morgue for bodies recovered from the Titanic.
I go to a Chilean cooking class and discover smoked chilli, a spicy quinoa dessert and Carmenere wine from the longest country in the world, yet to be discovered by tourist hordes. Here’s the recipes.
Animal rescue organizations are campaigning for better lives for big animals which belong with grass under their feet. Here’s six of the worst zoos in the world you wouldn’t take your children to.
Taste of Cape Town is a foodie and wine fest where cupcakes and macarons are as tempting as the hearty meat dishes. South Africa is more than the Big Five.
Going on safari in Kruger National Park is a rare opportunity to see the Big Five up close and personal in their natural environment. See them before it’s too late – the endangered list is growing.