You may not have heard of the South Caucasus region before but you have probably heard of the countries it encompasses… Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. I have to admit that I know next to nothing about this area of the world and I love finding places off the beaten track so I was really keen to find out more about what there is to do there! I have seen a lot more travellers visiting these countries recently and they look so beautiful but they also have so many historical gems to discover. I enlisted the help of Andy Brodwich to share with us 9 amazing places of historical significance that will have you wanted to book your ticket to the South Caucasus region right now!
It’s true that we were rather ambitious thinking that we could fit everything into 3 days in New York, however we did manage to see almost everything that we set out to in that time. It wasn’t a relaxed trip by any means, which you’ll soon see once you see our itinerary but it shows that it is possible to do it if you’re short on time!
The Cayman Islands are located in the Caribbean Sea and are made up of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. All of them are super popular destinations with tourists and it is not hard to see why when just looking at photos of these beautiful islands is enough to make you want to book the next flight there. With everything they have to offer, it is hard to know where to start and what are the best ways to experience the Cayman Islands. This guide is here to prepare you for your next trip there and help you make the most of your time there.
If you keep your eye on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list that comes out at the end of every year you might have noticed Cape Town sitting (very) pretty at number 2 on the top cities to visit in 2017 and as it so happened I began the year there myself… where I soon discovered exactly how it had earned the position. Now because a picture says a thousand words I’ll leave the beauty of Cape Town and the surrounds to speak for itself through a selection of photos I took over the course of our trip.
Just before the end of the year during our Christmas family trip to Cape Town we took 2 days out to travel to Aquila Game Reserve and fulfill that lifelong dream so many of us have… to go on safari. While the number one place to safari in South Africa is of course Kruger National Park, our limited time meant we couldn’t reasonably travel that far, so we opted to spend 2 days/1 night at a smaller game reserve around 2 hours from the city. Of course this made the experience a little different as all of the animals are in a much more closely confined area (although it is still HUGE and not at all like seeing them in a zoo) which makes the job of finding them for the tour guides a lot easier. However we still didn’t see everything they claim to have there, which does show the scale of the area where the wildlife lives, and what we did see we were lucky enough to get really close to… especially the big cats (more on that later).