There are pure, raw history buffs and then there are those whose interest in the past has been heightened and enticed by the onslaught of drama-infused and historically inaccurate TV programmes, circa Netflix.
The first thing you notice when you cross the bridge and the invisible, but nevertheless omnipresent divide from Britain into Wales, is the abundance of lush green, rolling hills and valleys, and the sheep.
The medicinal qualities of walking are well documented. A cursory glance over any classic reading material will tell you such, but as we soldier into 2020 is the concept of a ‘long walk’ suddenly passé?
‘Going to the seaside’ is a popular British rite of passage. Come the age of 12-14, it would be incredulous if you hadn’t visited or frequented the picturesque, balmy British coastline. Northerners might traverse to North Wales or the prettier Pembrokeshire. The Scottish stay local and go to their west coast. Southerners? It’s straight in the campervan, flooring it down…
In Nilgiri mountain range of South India reside a number of traditional tribal communities. The Irula, Paniyam, Kota and Badaga people are some of the many tribal groups that inhabit the area, among whom the Toda community is the most remarkable.
In the panchayat town of Thiruparakundram, one of the six abodes of Lord Murugan the celebrations of the Thaipusam festival are afoot.
One of the many attractions in India are the festivals. One cannot come to India and not be a spectator or involved in some type of festivity.
First impressions are very important. To describe my first impressions of India I will use three words; dirty, noisy, smelly. Such a description hardly lends itself to an appealing image. But as usual with first impressions, they can often be misleading.
Catherine McMaster investigates the lifestyle afforded by a Sunseeker yacht for the latest Sunseeker Magazine.
Babbo Natale* is not seated in an eccentric grotto. He’s not surrounded by glorious, svelte elves handing out candy. He’s not fat or loveably pudgy. He doesn’t even bellow ‘ho ho ho’.