Tagged: UNESCO

Bruges

Bruges in the Rain

Bruges in the Rain, Belgium. Board the Eurostar at St Pancras, London and in less than four hours you can be wandering the picture-perfect streets of Bruges. It’s a simple platform change at Brussels: a smooth, roomy Belgian train will transport you for the last hour across the...

George Town | Penang

George Town, the multicultural jewel of Penang

George Town, Penang My heart races as the ferry crosses the narrow channel from peninsula Malaysia to the island of Penang; I have dreamed of returning to this multicultural jewel for six years.  The ferry deposits us on the fringes of George Town, Penang’s capital,...

khao yai national park

We saw a bear! Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Khao Yai National Park is Thailand’s oldest. Just a few hours north-east from Bangkok lies a precious area of primary rainforest that is incorporated into the Khao Yai National Park. So precious in fact that UNESCO declared the forest a World Heritage Site in 2005. The...

The Great Wall is a mighty Dragon

The Great Wall snakes over the mountain ridges of northern China like the backbone of a mighty dragon. A crumbling monument of stone from the distant past that enthrall visitors today yet was built to keep out marauding invaders from the west. The only marauding...