Turkey has a very unique culture, and it’s clear to see in food, textile arts, architecture and music and it tends to reflect richness and diversity. Turkish cuisine includes delicious kebabs, stews, soups, pastries and pasta, while one popular healthy dish is Kisir, made up of ground bulgur, parsley, and tomato paste. Folk dances are popular in Turkey while music is a part of cultural expression and instruments used in Turkey include flutes, bagpipes, ouds and zithers. Literature continues to grow too, and Turkey is a rather large contributor to poetry, while opera and ballet remain popular. You can now see what we mean when we talk about ‘richness and... Read More »

Havana is a really unique holiday destination, and it’s definately worth a visit if you’re staying in Cuba. There’s a wonderful Cuban culture, beautiful beaches, famous food and classic cars. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time when you visit Havana but you’ll soon feel at home, with many bars, restaurants, clubs, sport venues and museums, whilst the people are extremely welcoming. Old Havana is the place to be if you’re looking for a romantic evening by the waterfront, while the Plaza de Armas is the main tourist square. It’s surrounding many historic political buildings and you could call it the Trafalgar Square of Havana. Like any city,... Read More »

Mali is a rather beautiful country, but it is off limits to British people. It’s not that you’re not necessarily allowed to go there, you are, but the British government is advising against all travel to Mali. It’s understandable though, and that’s because rebel groups and government forces have been fighting since May, while there are been many violent protests in Bamako (the capital of Mali). The Government go as far to say that if you do need to travel to Mali, then you should maintain several days’ stock of food and water in case disturbances take place. There is also a threat of Kidnap in Mali and it’s a... Read More »

Many people have heard of the Inca Trail but what is it and where does it take place? Well, it takes place in Peru and it gives you the opportunity to discover the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu. It takes 9 days to complete usually, and it’s widely known as one of the best trekking routes. In Machu Picchu you’ll be able to breathe in the freshest mountain air, while the sights are quite monumental. You won’t forget your first glimpse of the old Inca ruins, while there are many adventure providers who supply food and professional guides and take you across the Inca heartland in groups. You’ll definitely have... Read More »

The Mongol Rally is probably the most monumental yearly mooting event, and it’s basically a drive from London to Mongolia. It is a rally, though and only small rally cars are allowed to enter. The idea is that drivers run into tough issues, while many people do up a car that they’ve purchased from a scrap yard. The idea of the rally is to get lost, to enter dangerous environments but manage to make it to Mongolia to join the other drivers. There’s no right or wrong way to make it to Mongolia and this travel adventure is completely down to you. If you’re not great with cars then you... Read More »

The journey to a gig is all part of the fun, and one of the biggest events recently was in Ibiza, where many globally recognised DJ’s played into the early hours. Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack among other big stars spent time in Ibiza recently and while prices have increased over the years, the demand has too. Ibiza has always been a popular location for dance music, and there are many acts that perform on the beach in front of thousands of people. Some argue that this genre of music is not quite as skilled as playing guitar live, but like all music it is an art, and Ibiza is... Read More »