A day hiking in Troodos Mountains

Cyprus Europe Roadtrip Walking

Forests sometimes evoke tails of dark evil, but the Kaledonia Trail of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus have a much more peaceful air.

Matchbox cars aren’t good for driving up mountains

Cyprus Europe Roadtrip

Leaving the humidity behind, the hills await... but the car isn't a fan of the steep winding roads.

O’ Israel you evil seductress

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

I leave relieved to be going, but then want to return for more. The joys and frustrations of the Holy Land.

Israel: same same, but different

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

A different view on a place visited many times before.

Hummus

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

One of my favourite foods, so easy to make, and so easy to get wrong.

Barefoot in Dubrovnik

Croatia Europe

Croatia is a country getting by on self-sufficiency and kept afloat by tourism.

One week on a boat in Croatia

Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Europe

A week of sun, swimming and sunsets on the Adriatic Sea.

Leaving Turkey behind isn’t easy

Europe The Middle East Turkey

Arriving with few expectations, I leave Turkey with a heavy heart already wondering when I will be back.

Now it’s Istanbul not Constantinople

Europe The Middle East Turkey

Istanbul is the place east meets west and a place colour and history are around every corner.

Not quite all quiet on the Western front

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

Fighting around the corner and not far down the road in Gaza, but life in the West Bank carries on.

The other perspective of life in the West Bank

Israel Palestinian Territories The Middle East

Thoughts on a month spent living with a Palestinian family in the Bethlehem, in the Palestinian West Bank. It took a while to put them all together.