10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Done Pompeii, Ephesus and Angkor and still thirsting after archaeological marvels? Here are 10 less well-known sites that can usually be savoured without the crowds

Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford

The following conversation took place in Istanbul and is an extract from my book ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford‘. I had dinner in a restaurant that’s located in a mosque complex. It’s so atmospheric having a huge salad, pistachio kebab, and a pitta the size and shape of a small tortoise when seatedContinue reading “Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford”

Travel Quiz

Who doesn’t like a quiz, especially a quiz that acquaints you with sites you’ve never heard of. Look at these pictures and marvel: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/apr/11/travel-picture-quiz-where-would-you-find-these-geographical-wonders

The world’s most beautiful landscapes in images

See some of the most naturally beautiful places on Earth here: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/mar/20/ten-of-the-world-great-wonders-in-pictures#/?picture=432567259&index=9

Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe is an unprepossessing archaeological site in Northern Mesopotamia – the area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. No postcards of the site are on sale and no guidebooks. Indeed, the gatekeeper has only one book for sale and that’s an English translation of the work by Klaus Schmidt that first alerted the worldContinue reading “Gobekli Tepe”