Awesome Alberobello

It’s all about the trulli – a sight I have been desperate to see from the moment I learnt of their existence! These curious conical-roofed whitewashed structures, clustered in pockets of Puglia, are an icon of the region. In fact, this part of south Italy is the only place they have ever existed.

Singapore snippets

Before we scale the heady heights of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, we take another turn around the Gardens by the Bay. We also mooch around the harbour area and enjoy some majestic architecture! The lotus shaped building below is the ArtScience Museum.The ten ‘fingers’ contain gallery spaces with skylights. The husband serves as aContinue reading “Singapore snippets”

Sri Veeramakaliamman

Singapore is home to endless architectural and cultural delights and the area known as Little India is no exception. We’re heading to one of the most historic, colourful temples in the area – Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. The temple, found onSerangoon Road is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. The incredibly ornate entrance is knownContinue reading “Sri Veeramakaliamman”

Singapore sensory overload

I’m so far behind with my travel blog that I’m only just starting on the first trip of 2019!! As it was a ‘big’ birthday year I got to chose where we headed for our long haul adventure – and it just had to be back to Vietnam. The place that set off my loveContinue reading “Singapore sensory overload”

The Louvre pyramid

The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum and also the most visited. It contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art and averages 15,000 visitors per day. The most instantly recognisable part for many people is the pyramid, a controversial addition made in 1989. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre MuseumContinue reading “The Louvre pyramid”

Galeries Lafayette Xmas

Galeries Lafayette is one of the most popular, chic and distinguished shopping centres in Paris.  You can browse this temple to consumerism under a stunning 100 year-old steel and glass Coupole. The Galeries Lafayette offers its visitors a splendid glass Coupole, rising to a height of 43 meters, which can be seen from across theContinue reading “Galeries Lafayette Xmas”