Cat Ba and floating villages

We’re spending an evening in the Hung Long Harbour Hotel on Cat Ba Island which has a perfect view out over the bay. For thousands of years, Halong Bay has been populated by small local communities living on floating villages tucked away in between the dramatic karst landscapes. The bay is home to a severalContinue reading “Cat Ba and floating villages”

Mountain villages

We’re off to explore the hill villages of Corsica’s Haute-Balagne on this little road trip. Tiny villages cling to the hillside along the winding roads that meander throughout the lush greens of the Corsican countryside. Sant’Antonino is the oldest inhabited village on Corsica and the pastel hued houses cling together along the winding alleyways andContinue reading “Mountain villages”

Dazzling Zia

Continuing our exploration of some of Kos’s mountain villages we’re making a beeline for Zia. Set on the mountain side of Dikeos, Zia is surrounded by scented pine forests and stunning vistas. Essentially it’s a tiny village with shopping streets lined with boutique shops and traditional souvenirs. If you’re after snaps of a more traditionalContinue reading “Dazzling Zia”

Mountain villages

Hiring a car we’re off to explore the mountainous interior of Kos for a few days now. First on our trip is a visit to the Monastery of Agios Ioannis. This stunning little building is a revelation at the end of a non-descript road. This tiny gem is covered from floor to ceiling with colourfulContinue reading “Mountain villages”