cusco literally takes your breath away. at an altitude of 3,400m that is not surprising, but this unesco heritage site is breathtaking in it’s architectural intricacy, geographical beauty, cultural history and it’s vibrant locals
serenity – the ultimate description for lombok. only a twenty minute flight from its significantly busier and culturally vibrant neighbour, bali, lombok’s epic surf, white-sand beaches and lush tropical hiking trails are the perfect holiday treat washed down with local indonesian bottled tea … sosro
whether you are arriving by boat or plane, sighting the whitewashed cliffs of santorini is a “pinch yourself” travel moment. and the surreal experience continues with unforgettable sunsets over oia, catamaran trips to secluded coves and suntanning on black volcanic rock beaches. “santorini blue” dots the villages of the island, bright splashes on domed roofs and doors that colour the memories of your santorini trip forever.
the canals and alleyways of venice are a fairytale labyrinth that still echo hundreds of years of lovers trysts and epic tragedies. the beautiful ‘bridge of sighs’ was named by lord byron, and to add to the romance, local legend says that lovers will have eternal love and happiness if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the bridge as the bells of st mark’s toll. how very venetian!
the meeting of the east and the west and probably one of the most fascinating blends of ancient and contemporary, Istanbul is an unparalleled sensory adventure. at the cultural epicentre of this ‘turkish delight’ is the grand bazaar, home to endless bargaining opportunities, cups of apple tea and turkish slippers
party island or the ultimate chill-out getaway, idylic ibiza offers both and more. we chose the latter, enjoying daily excursions to village markets, sandy beaches, long lazy agroturismo lunches and beautiful bike rides around this island gem
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