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Santa Marta Cathedral

Santa Marta | The top 5 best things to see and do

We visited Santa Marta after our short stay in Bogota.  Santa Marta is a lively and hectic city on the northern coast of Colombia in the area of Magdalena.  Its a really bustling city and port and was the first settled site when the Spanish came to Colombia.  

Minca view from the hostel

Minca, our view | Is it still worth visiting?

As part of our South American adventure in 2022, we headed to Minca after spending some time in Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast with the full intention of doing some hiking in the lush green forest area in the foothills of the Sierra

Tobermory Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull Scotland | Explore this beautiful island

The Isle of Mull is one of the most picturesque of the inner Hebridean islands of Scotland.  It has a bounty of fantastic wildlife, secluded white sand beaches, waterfalls to die for and character filled villages that are welcoming and full of the most amazing people.

Quiet Venice

12 Really Helpful Travel Saving Tips

Here is our very best list of very handy travel tips which we hope will save you some time and money on your travels.  If there is a super tip that you know of that we’ve missed then let us know.   

Italian Grand Prix

6 Italian Grand Prix tips | How to have a great weekend

So you have always had a notion to visit the Italian Grand Prix. Perhaps you’ve seen it on the telly or may be you’ve attended other Grand Prix and you fancy trying somewhere new.  We have now been three times and over the years have gained some experience that will hopefully make your visit more memorable.

naples

Italy, a travel guide | How to get there & explore

So you’ve read some of our posts and you’ve decided you would like to visit Italy.  In this guide we will give you some advice on how to get there and some travel options once you’re there.

Larpool viaduct

Cycle the Cinder Track | A wonderful off road adventure

The cinder track is a disused railway line that runs for twenty one miles between Scarborough and Whitby. The line it’s self was in use between 1885 and 1965. Its called the cinder track due to the cinders that where used as ballast to run the rails on.

Wycoller

Wycoller Hall & Country Park – A perfect Day out in Lancashire

Wycoller, with it’s ruined hall and ancient bridges, is a fantastic day out for the whole family.  Believed to date back to the tenth century Wycoller was virtually abandoned as the weavers left to work in the nearby mills during the industrial revolution.

Kemer

Five exciting things Andiamo Amigos did in Kemer, Turkey

Our summer 2020 holiday we found ourselves exploring Kemer, Turkey as travelling options were limited.  It was was my first visit to Turkey as Chris has been to before but not to this area.  I’d only ever transited through Istanbul airport so that doesn’t count. 

Olimpos Antik Kenti

Five amazing things Andiamo Amigos did when visiting Olimpos Kemer

Just down the coast from Kemer is this lovely coastal village of Olimpos and the ancient site of Olimpos Antik Kenti from Roman and Lycian times.  We got there by hiring a car from Europcar in Kemer for the day at a cost of £30 for 24 hrs, total bargain.

Goynuk Canyon

Göynük Canyon | How to have the best adventure

Goynuk Canyon is a mountain area approx 10km north of Kemer.  Exploring Goynuk canyon is mainly done on foot but we’ll tell you about how we  did the canyoning activity and got into the water.  Excellent fun!

Exploring the city of Cordoba | An Andalusian treasure

As part of our Andalusian New Year adventure that would take us to Seville, Cadiz, El Chorro we also wanted to visit the city of Cordoba as its historical centre is listed as a world UNESCO heritage site and its got some fantastic buildings.

Looking down to the cathedral

A Day in Cadiz | A wonderful coastal Andalusian town

Our day trip to Cadiz was part of our New Years trip to Seville and as Cadiz was only a train ride away we decided to visit.   Our trip to Cadiz was inspired by Rick Stein and his Long Weekends TV series.

Seville

Seville, Spain | Tapas and culture, a great combination

Seville is the capital of the Andalusia area and seemed to offer all the thinsgs Chris and I love in an adventure.  Food, culture, good local transport links and of course Seville is the setting for Chris’s favourite opera, Carmen.  It was perfect and absolutely lived up to its reputation. 

Bologna

How to explore Bologna | A wonderfully gastronomic city

We had a list of things we wanted to do and try in Bologna and 99% of them were food related.  Bologna is a foodies paradise.  Some of the most recognisable Italian food items come from this region and we planned to taste them all.

Yala National Park

Sri Lankan Safari | The beautiful Yala National Park

A Sri Lankan Safari in Yala National Park 
After spending Christmas and New Year in Unawatuna on our Sri Lankan Adventure we had 4/5 days at the end of our trip where we hadn’t planned anything in particular.

Habarana

Exploring Habarana | An exciting adventure in Sri Lanka

After our overnight stop in Colombo we boarded an early morning train to Habarana which is pretty much in central Sri Lanka.  We chose this area as it had good access to a few of the top sights that were on our list to visit.  

colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka | How to spend one night only

Having just one night in Colombo, Sri Lanka before continuing our travels throughout the country and spending Christmas and New Year on the beach meant that there was only 1 thing on our agenda and that was food.

Belgium F1 Grand prix

Camping at the Belgian F1 Grand Prix, a useful guide

The Belgium F1 Grand Prix is in the town of Spa, or just outside really in the middle of the Ardenne Forest.   We travelled in our campervan Bob from home, in the UK to our campsite near the track.

weekend in rome

Experience Rugby in Rome with our handy travel guide

We had planned this weekend in Rome to attend the Six Nations Rugby tournament between Italy and Scotland and of course being in Rome and having a full weekend to play with we planned so much more. 

Istria

6 Amazing things to do when exploring Istria, Croatia

How did we get to the Istria Area?
We drove to the Istria from the Plitvice Lakes National park and the directions can be found here.  

The journey was just over 3 hrs, 240km approx and a mix of motorway and A roads and some smaller country lanes.  

Venice

Venice Italy | How to get there by ferry and what to expect

In this post we travel eastwards to the fantastic region that has Venice at its heart and we’ll be offering bite sized travel guides on how to get to Venice and the surrounding islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello, an agritourismo visit and one of the best campsites in the area. 

Italian Grand Prix podium celebrations

Italian F1 Grand Prix | A wonderful return to Monza

Our next Italian trip takes us first to the Italian Grand Prix, at Monza then over to Lido de Jessolo where we visit Venice and then up and round the coast to Croatia via Slovenia.   We start of here with a quick guide to attending the Italian Grand Prix.

Vico Equense

Vico Equense | A little gem on the bay of Naples

Vico Equense is part of the greater Bay of Naples metropolitan area and is a tourist destination. Located on a high cliff, it is down the coast from the city of Naples and the views over to Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples were beautiful. 

Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Event entertainment

Let’s go racing in Baku | A new F1 Experience

Our long weekend in Baku to attend the F1 Grand Prix was indeed an adventure.   The old town of Baku , the land of fire, is a UNESCO world heritage site and as the country develops its identity its desperate for tourism and to be seen as a destination city.

Gili Air

Exploring gorgeous Gili Air | Great for diving & snorkelling

Gili air is the least developed of the Gili Islands and is a mix between the other 2.  Gili Meno is the smallest and caters mostly for couples and Gili Trawagen is the largest and caters for the party animals.  Gili Air is somewhere in between.  Good restaurants and bars but no boom boom boom till the wee hours.  Below we’ll help you explore Gili Air and offer a bite sized guide to island life.

Singapore

Singapore | An amazing city with so much to see and do

Here we go, Let’s explore Singapore 
Our travels this year took us to Singapore, Lombok & Gili Air and we kick off in Singapore where we explore Singapore of old, new Singapore, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix,

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