The Bustling Markets & Souks of Marrakesh

It was the smell that first got my attention as we walked towards Jamaa el Fna square, in the heart of Marrakesh’s medina quarter (old city). A strong fusion of spices, barbecuing meats and smoking incense. As the sun was setting we took refuge at the top of a café bar overlooking the square, sipping…

Bursting My Glastonbury Bubble! 

I’m unsure where to even start attempting to describe these 5 days in the beautiful Somerset countryside. The world famous festival had been on my list of places to visit for as long as I can remember, but timing and demands for tickets had proven barriers in the past. It wasn’t until early April that…

Beach Bum Cafe at Sunset Cove, Little Cayman

Little Cayman is somewhat dwarfed by its neighbours Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, this being the reason I decided to visit for a few days. The short flight in a small propeller sea plane was remarkably smooth and offered some amazing views of the turquoise blue shorelines that circled the island.    Upon arrival, at…

Harbin Ice Festival, North-East China

We had been pre-warned about the freezing temperatures, but nothing can quite prepare you for the -25 oC nightly exposure that Harbin offers its visitors in mid-winter. It made the average day time temperatures of -10 oC seem pleasantly mild! Without this extreme weather however we would not had experienced the amazing Harbin Ice Festival….

Sorgin Food Market, Malawi

I was not expecting a visit to this local food market during our second day at Good News Orphanage, Sorgin, in the Southern-most part of Malawi. We had a shortage of nails which were needed to finishing making the night light holders for the dormitories. The Manager of the Orphanage suggested a place that he…

Shanghai’s Hutong’s Street Food and Markets

Shanghai is a vast city, a diverse mix of Eastern and Western cultures. From the sprawling mega malls, designer shops, and many Western fast-food outlets, to the popular heritage sites of Yu Gardens and Jade Gardens. Multi-million pound hotels and towers dominate the Pudong skyline, whilst colonial style buildings dot along the Huangpu River on…

Roadside Jerk Mahi Mahi Fish in Grand Cayman 

After the most exhausting exercise I’ve ever completed in order to find food, on a sweltering Caribbean day, it was definitely well worth the sweat & tears. After reading about Chester’s jerk-style hut in a well-known travel guide book I decided have a day trip to Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, to taste the delights.    The…