African shoestrings – South Africa Day three

The women at the tourist information place in Ficksburg told us that this place was considered weird by the locals but she herself thought it was "quite nice". The Lonely Planet described it as a "dare to be different" sort of a place and gave it such a rap that we had to see it … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day three

Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds photo

The village of Upper Slaughter in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds is one mile away from Lower Slaughter and sits on a gentle grassy slope above the stream that connects the two villages. Once the village was dominated by a Norman castle but all that can be seen of it today are the remains of the motte … Continue reading Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds photo

Burano Lace work, Venice

Burano is the capital of the finest laces and doilies, handmade with skills that have been passed down through generations. There is even a Lace Museum (Museo del Merletto) on the island which is located in Piazza Galuppi at the palace that was seat of the Burano Lace School. Re-opened to the public in June 2011 after extensive … Continue reading Burano Lace work, Venice

White church in Santorini

The local Cycladic architecture in Santorini is spiced up with white washed houses literally hanging from the cliff. This is not a house but in fact a church. Many of the churches on Sanatorini and in fact on the islands of the Greek Cyclades have the famous blue dome, so this is a bit of … Continue reading White church in Santorini