Entries by Dylan

Visit Venice In The Low Season

Venice is sinking, but it’s not global warming that’s to blame, but rather the tidal wave of tourists that flood the city every day in season. In 2016 alone, more than 500 ships and and 1.5 million tourists poured into the city. Throw in stifling heat, crushing crowds and canals that smell worse as the […]

Muscat Is A Place You Must Visit

We were driving down into Muscat from the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, which is a few kilometers along the coast. There had been a huge storm the night before and as we entered the city, my taxi driver slowed and then stopped in the middle of the road. I looked up to […]

The Perfect Stay In Sri Lanka

Sometimes you just want to take a quick weekend away and not have to do all the research and planning to figure out where to stay and what to do. Sure it’s fun, but it can be tiring, so this post on Sri Lanka requires no thinking on your part. If you like comfort and […]

The Taiwan Lantern Festival 2015

Last month I had the privilege of being invited to Taiwan by the Taiwan Ministry of Tourism to enjoy the island nation’s annual Lantern Festival. What an amazing treat. The Lantern Festival is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month and we spent a full day at the incredible Sun […]

The Beautiful Banyan Tree Al Wadi

When it’s 50 degrees Celsius outside, most people get on the first flight out of the country, so in the UAE, summer is low season and you can often get 50% off the best hotels. Which is why we decided to cool off in our very own private pool villa for a birthday night getaway […]

Baku’s Beautiful World Heritage Site

The beauty of Baku’s Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is that you can see it in all its restored glory without fighting your way through touts, storekeepers and busloads of tourists. I’ve never seen such a beautifully restored world heritage site with so few tourists, and truth be told I really enjoyed it. […]

My First Amazing Azeri Wedding

Nothing can quite prepare you for an Azeri wedding. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s a wedding in Azerbaijan. I’ve always harboured a not-so-secret desire to go back to aincient times and enjoy some king’s hospitality. That is of course never going to happen, but after my first Azeri wedding, I now […]

Baku Is A City Of Sculptures

A city that is full of sculptures always seems more sophisticated to me.  There’s something progressive about a city council that appreciates the arts, and puts money behind it to make a stroll through the city feel like a walk through an outdoor gallery. That’s exactly what I found when I headed to Baku, Azerbaijan’s […]