A Stinky Pool in Paradise

Banff's sulphur hot springs stink. There's no getting away from it, the smell of sulphur is everywhere and it reeks. As soon as we pulled up in the car park, the smell invaded everything and it smelt like rotten eggs. Still, we'd never visited hot springs before, and as the saying goes, try everything at … Continue reading A Stinky Pool in Paradise

Highlights of San Francisco

San Francisco is an odd place. There I've said it. Everyone who I know that has visited speaks with delight of the cable cars, the steep hills and the beautiful pier. There's a problem though - I'm not convinced! Or am I? We've visited San Francisco a number of times now, usually because it's the … Continue reading Highlights of San Francisco

Diocletian’s Palace and the Basements Below

Diocletian's Palace is a sprawling network of twisting, turning streets, ruins and basements. Whilst the palace walls house the marbled streets above, below street level are a warren of passages more fitting for a horror set than a palace of wealth. Most famous for their use in Game of Thrones, as a place to keep … Continue reading Diocletian’s Palace and the Basements Below

Would you like my window seat?

We are 36,000ft in the air and the announcement comes over the tannoy: “Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out to the left side of the aircraft, there is a brilliant view of the Austrian Alps”. I’m that person on a plane who is happy to give up their window seat. It’s not that I … Continue reading Would you like my window seat?