Is that a Wizard or is he just taking a selfie?

One of the most striking sights around the Diocletian's Palace is the huge statue of, what appears to be, a giant wizard. We found him outside the Golden Gate of the palace, towering over the walls and surrounded by onlookers and two Roman guards (actually, two dudes in fancy dress, but who's checking?!). Despite looking … Continue reading Is that a Wizard or is he just taking a selfie?

Valley of the Kings, Egypt

It's one of the most mysterious locations in Egypt - so many rumours surround the tombs located in the Valley of the Kings. The final resting places of Egypt's ruling class, on the West Bank of the Nile were designed to hold everything a Pharaoh may need in the afterlife; gold, riches, pets, furniture, were … Continue reading Valley of the Kings, Egypt

The Terracotta Army

Every now and again, there is an opportunity to see something spectacular closer to home than you would expect. For 2000 years, the army stood underground in China, protecting the First Emperor in the afterlife. Now, parts of the army are on tour across museum exhibits and we went along to Liverpool to catch a … Continue reading The Terracotta Army

Sculpture Trails and Tall Trees: Renewal

One of the things I love most about travelling is the opportunity to get outdoors and experience nature. Sometimes a walk amongst the trees or by water is all that's needed to reset, recharge and re-energise the mind. On the way back from a weekend away for a friend's wedding, we found ourselves passing Beacon … Continue reading Sculpture Trails and Tall Trees: Renewal