I’ve been busy around the web as well as here on my own blog in the last few weeks, and that’s as well as my recent travels in Lebanon, Greece and Istria. I’m catching my breath long enough to let you know about some of my other postings and some news items that might also interest you.
Guest Posts and mentions
On Anja’s blog, Ever the Nomad, you’ll find my guest post on Bristol’s harbourside. Come for a walk with me around the docks in Bristol where the tall ships were once moored ready to sail off to Africa and India. You can stay in a hostel or visit a free modern art centre, both housed in the old warehouses and enjoy some of my favourite bars and eateries in the area.
On Liz’s blog Travelogged you’ll find my guest post Exploring the Castles, Temples and Palaces of Lebanon, focussing on some great to sights to see in this wonderful country that’s well worth visiting, now the political situation has calmed down. The best thing is that you have all these amazing sites practically to yourself.
Thanks also to Liz for featuring my post On the hunt for the Istrian truffle on her Anywhere, Everywhere travel carnival. I enjoyed some of the other posts such as Rambling Brooke’s post with a photo montage of old and new pictures of the same locations in Lithuania, and Globe Cheap Travel’s guide to Driving through the Riviera Corniches in France – oh the landscape looks so romantic.
If you’ve ever taken one of those cheesy photos with a major landmark in the palm of your hand or sprouting out your head, you’ll enjoy the cheesy photos over at Anil’s blog Foxnomad. Anil featured me touching the top of the temple in Baalbek and there are eight other cheesy photos featured including the ubiquitous camel at the pyramids and the propping up the leaning tower of Pisa. Surely there must be a gladiator at the Colisseum out there somewhere! Feel free to vote for me as your favourite if you like it.
My blogging over at Europe a la Carte
I’m a regular weekly blogger over at Europe a la Carte, so do head over and check out some of my recent posts there;
Visit Hay on Wye, town of books
A picturesque town on the Welsh borders, with planty of nice food, gift and antique shops, but they are far outnumbered by the 30 book shops there. Thanks also to Caitlin for featuring this post in her own Carnival of interesting travel articles at Roaming Tales.
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta
I wrote about the Bristol Balloon Fiesta held here in my home town every year, when you can see Balloons in many colours and shapes taking off and drifting across Bristol – and it’s free
Places to visit around Bristol’s harbourside
I give you my recommendations of my favourite things to see and do around Bristol’s harbourside district.
The Costume museum at Nuoro in Sardinia
In the unassuming Sardinian town of Nuoro you can find a gem of a museum filled with beautiful costumes and artefacts from Sardinians past as well as some scary festival costumes.
Karen at Europe a la Carte has been doing a tour of her own this summer, visiting some of the cities of England and meeting locals and bloggers alike. She’s got some interesting video interviews with the folk she met along the way.
There are some great travel tips from fellow bloggers and travellers to help save money, time and generally improve your travelling experience, over at Travel Rants on Darren’s free downloadable Travel Rants Reader Travel Tips
And here’s one for the girls – if you’re a women traveller then HostelBookers would like to hear from you – they’re running a short survey about women’s travel and in return you get entered into a draw to win a copy of High Heels and a Head torch – the essential guide for girls who love glamour and adventure. Last time I used my head torch it was in the rainforest in Ecuador but I’m afraid it was more Wellies than high heels.
Well that’s it for now folks and I’m off this weekend for a long weekend in Brittany, France to catch up with an old friend and introduce my daughter to the joys of speaking in French, to French people, eating French food and shopping the French way.