“You’ll want to get out of Bangkok as soon as possible.” That was the constant refrain we heard before leaving Melbourne for two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia. “One, maybe two days tops, and then you’ll want to go somewhere nicer.” Nicer meaning Chiang Mai up north of the islands down south
I have decided to start a new feature here on A Crafty Traveler, featuring the best articles and blog posts I’ve come across on my wanderings through the web every week.
If you are looking for dramatic landscapes and a physical challenge while in the UK than the best place to head is Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, absolutely dominates the local landscape and offers a formidable challenge
The London 2012 Olympics are just around the corner and while I won’t be challenging anyone for a gold medal this year, should they decide to make world cartwheeling an Olympic sport in 2016 I might just be in with a chance!
When I found out that this weeks #FriFotos theme was Lakes I was a bit disappointed because last week I’d already shared my favourite place in the world, my grandparents lakeside cottage in Quebec. What other lake could I share, I thought, and then I had a lightbulb moment. Dove Lake in Tasmania!
York is known for its history – extending from Roman times, through the medieval age, Tudor kings and Queens, the great plague, WW I and II right up until today. Continuously inhabited for two millenia York is filled with fascinating history and heritage, making it the perfect destination for history hounds.
The weather of Summer 2012 has been absolutely revolting here in the UK. It has been 15 degrees and overcast and/or raining for what seems like months now and it can really get a person down!
We round the corner and the hulking form of York Minster looms into view, completely dominating the skyline of the city of York. York Minster is said to be the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and I’m inclined to believe this particular factoid after visiting the cathedral on our recent trip to York.
On a dark and foggy evening you can see why people believe that York is the most haunted city in the world. The damp fog hangs heavy over the narrow, winding streets and makes the city’s maze of alleyways seem even more dark and mysterious.
I’m not completely convinced that the air conditioner in my office wasn’t leaking some sort of gas today and making me a little giddy but I laughed every time I opened up my email and saw an email from Cockermouth.