Tag Archives: UNESCO

Scandinavia Tour 2022 Part Two – Luleå in Sweden

Luleå  The bus journey from the Finnish border would take 90-minutes and flew past despite the frequent stops, the small settlements acting as brief interruptions from the golden forest and lichen covered rock. We soon found our hotel and then took to the Baltic coastline. Luleå in Norbotten County is a key export centre for Swedish […]

A-Z April Challenge – H is for Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay UNESCO Heritage listed Ha Long Bay is on every Vietnam visitor’s must see list nowadays and the fact that it is so close to Ha Noi makes it an easy excursion. When Hamish & I went in 1998, we decided to spend a night at Cat Ba Island to ensure we made […]

Harry Potter’s Portugal – Landmarks That (May) Have Inspired The Book Series

Harry Potter in Porto Most people know the story about how the amazing J K Rowling wrote the beginnings of the Harry Potter series as a single mother sat in the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, often staying for hours on end with a single cup of coffee and writing the story on free paper […]

Potter’s Portugal

Most people know the story about how the amazing J K Rowling wrote the beginnings of the Harry Potter series as a single mother sat in the Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh, often staying for hours on end with a single cup of coffee and writing the story on free paper napkins. Inspired by the […]

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Le-Mont-Saint-Michel

Day trip number one from Rouen was to Le-Mont-Saint-Michel, a two and a half hour drive south. Once we turned off the main road we followed minor roads with hardly another soul on them as we by passed the town of Avranches and cut through the smaller settlement of Brecey. As usual a small town […]