Book fairs, literature festivals and storytelling festivals are an amazing opportunity to promote your own book, network with other authors, publishers, translators, meet authors whose work you admire (remember that the handshake trumps the photo) and discover new favourite reads. Europe has a variety of international literary festivals and book fairs to pick from. To … Continue reading Literature Festivals and Book Fairs in the UK 2019
The Zaanse Schans is a place to go for a day trip from Amsterdam to see windmills up close. The area is set up like a village, demonstrating the daily life in the Zaan region over the centuries.
Visiting Amsterdam in the winter is a gamble, it may be sunny and nice or it could be damp and nasty. Either way, as there are 75 museums in Amsterdam there is always one more museum to visit even when canal cruising and Amsterdam by bike is not favoured by weather. What to do in Amsterdam … Continue reading Amsterdam in 72 Hours – The First Day
See the list of six most common scames in Petra and how to avoid them. Petra, has a selection of scams and extra services to offer to trick you hand over more money you intended to spend. Most of the scams in Petra aim to trick you to hand over your money yourself. Is it actually a scam when you agree to it? Is it a cultural difference or a wilful scamming? While it is always better to assume goodwill, if you don't have a budget for it, it's better to avoid extra spending. Know about them before you go to your visit to Petra, Jordan.
Petra the Rose City was established by Nabataeans about two millenias ago. Today it's Jordan's most visited tourist destination and has been voted to be one of the seven new world woners.
When two strangers, Jake and Charlie, meet at the seafood stall they talk about fried shrimps. Fascinated and amused by Jake’s strange attitude towards life, Charlie invites him to join a dinner with his ex-wife, a situation readily avoided by most regular mortals. This new crazy friend, however, agrees to the task. Read more!
Night in Sahara is an amazing experience. The desert is far from being an empty field of sand and endless dunes. Along the way, there are palm trees (dates not coconuts), boulders, camels and people. The road is a hard ground loosely covered with changing piles of sand. Varied and picturesque.