7 things to do in Florence

things to do in Florence

The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a city full of culture. Art and architecture dominate the array of things to do in Florence. The capital of the Tuscany region, Florence began its rise to fame in the Medieval period as a trading centre. The 1300’s saw the city begin the Renaissance, a period of European history that saw great expansion and cultural advances. It’s regarded as very important phase… Read more7 things to do in Florence

7 things to do in Mandalay

Things to do in Mandalay

Taking its name from Mandalay Hill, Myanmar’s northern city is a centre of Burmese commerce and culture.  Myanmar’s second largest city, chances are if you visit this wonderful country you will pass through Mandalay. Particularly as entry rules mean you likely be flying in or out of either here or Yangon. Whilst the city might not as aesthetically pleasing as other parts of Myanmar, Mandalay has a certain romantic charm. It was… Read more7 things to do in Mandalay

10 things to do in Rome

things to do in Rome

All roads lead to Rome. Once the capital of the powerful empire in the world, Rome is home to some spectacular historical sites. Founded back in 9th century BCE, Rome has a long history. According to legend Romulus was the city’s founder and the inspiration for its name. It began to come to prominence under the rule of the Roman Kings. Then the Roman Republic (SPQR) saw a massive increase… Read more10 things to do in Rome

Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi

Ayutthaya Historical Park

The 3 ancient cities of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi provide a valuable insight into Thailand’s past. Visit and explore these ruins to learn about Thai and Buddhist history. These 3 cities are found in Thailand’s central region. This is the historic heartland of Thailand, the centre of the current nation’s predecessors. The KIngdom Of Sukhothai existed from 1238 until 1438. The Kingdom of Ayutthaya existed from 1351 to 1767. And Lopburi’s history… Read moreAyutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi

Things to do in Pai

Pai

Pai is a wonderful laid back backpackers town located in the mountains of Northwest Thailand. With loads of things to do in Pai it’s well worth a visit on any trip to Thailand. It’s reputation may have changed from a hippy haven to that of a general traveller town but it still retains that relaxed atmosphere that makes it so special. And being nestled in the mountains certainly helps with… Read moreThings to do in Pai

10 things to do in Athens

Athens is regarded as the birthplace of Western Democracy and the Greek capital is full of historic sites that fascinate travellers. Whether your stopping by on your way to the Greek islands or spending a bit longer there’s much to admire. Greek culture has left a lasting impression on the Western World. With so many things to do in Athens it makes a great starting place to learn about it…. Read more10 things to do in Athens

10 Things to do in Bangkok

Buddhist stupas at Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

The capital of the land of smiles, Bangkok is often seen as the gateway to Southeast Asia. Any extended journey around the region will inevitably see you pass through at some point.  Thailand’s capital is its largest city by far, with over 14.5 million inhabitants in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. It’s also one of Southeast Asia‘s biggest cities. There are plenty of things to do in Bangkok and 3 to 4 days here should… Read more10 Things to do in Bangkok

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Laung

Chiang Mai is located in Northern Thailand, and is the big transport hub in the area which makes it easy to get to whether by bus, plane or train. It’s a city known for it’s culture and creativity, with plenty of temples to visit and cafes to relax in. At it’s centre is the historical walled city, which is surrounded by a moat, the rest of the city then spreading… Read moreThings to do in Chiang Mai