Bridges have always fascinated me, from ropes stretching across rushing rivers and deep canyons to great feats of modern engineering linking entire countries together. There are some incredible bridges in all corners of the world and I’ve put together my top 5 from the ones I’ve had the pleasure of seeing first hand.
I love food. One of the reasons I love travelling is being able to sample some incredible dishes around the world, made from fresh ingredients and using recipes passed down through generations.
Food markets are also always high on my list of places to visit, as this is where you are likely to find in-the-know locals enjoying great food at reasonable prices (not hiked up for tourists).
The plane glided past snow-capped peaks and sleepy mountain villages as the thick clouds lingered below. The early morning sun lit up the Dolomite valleys and canyons and I made a mental note to try and spend some time in this beautiful mountainous region of Italy one day.
I looked up at the sign again. I was on the right platform – at least I hoped I was. Boarding the wrong bus or train is part and parcel of travelling but I haven’t yet been faced with a train that could take me to the wrong country.
There is something oddly exciting about taking the first train to the airport as the sun is still hiding behind the horizon and the city is not yet awoken from its slumber. Or maybe it’s just to do with flights being cheaper first thing in the morning.
Travelling Solo vs With Others
You’ve done your research, got the time off work and weighed up all the costs of your trip. You are ready to go off on your adventure, but should you do it all alone or is it better to share the experience with others?