Wieliczka Salt Mine

During my travels in Poland, what was undoubtedly the standout highlight of the trip was visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine.  Its thee-kilometres of winding corridors take you 135-meters down below ground level.  There are 20 chambers to explore, the most notable of which houses an incredible underground chapel, carved into the salt rock. 

We took the ‘Tourist Route’ tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine.  It took about three-hours in total and was guided by an expert who had plenty of fascinating facts about the history of the mine to impart.

The true highlight of the tour was the expansive and intricately decorated Chapel of St. King, which is up there as one of the most incredible things that I’ve seen on my travels to date.  It’s so hard to believe that such grandeur exists so far below the ground.  Everywhere you look there are incredible details that have been painstakingly hand-carved into the salt rock.

One year in Dubai

One year in Dubai

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Across Vietnam

Across Vietnam

Vietnam is a country that I have been wanting to visit for a long time, especially as I adore Vietnamese food and I’d heard so many great things about it.  The first proper stop on our trip was to the ancient riverside town of Hoi An.  We had caught a flight from Ho...

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

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Harrogate – UK

Harrogate – UK

Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, Harrogate is a little gem that offers all of the makings of a wonderful day out.  Because of its modest size, you can make your way around most of what it has to offer in a day, without having to rush.Royal Pump Museum No trip to...

Beer in Belgium

Beer in Belgium

Antwerp If you love beautiful architecture, Antwerp is a place that you should consider putting on your travel list.  Located not too far from Brussels, Antwerp has a sumptuous Baroque style, meaning there are gorgeous sights to admire (and photograph) at every...

York – UK

York – UK

The Medieval city of York has been on my travel list for too long, however, I was recently lucky enough to visit it.  York was just as wonderful as I’d hoped it would be.  Read on to discover it for yourself!York Minster York is a picturesque place and what better way...

Lausanne – Switzerland

Lausanne – Switzerland

Located just a stone's throw from the Swiss capital of Geneva, the city of Lausanne is well worth a visit to.  Lausanne has all the makings of an incredible city, with breathtaking scenery, including a stunning backdrop of towering Alps dusted with snow and sprawling...

Boulogne – France

Boulogne – France

I was recently invited to Boulogne in France to visit the Nausicaa Centre, one of Europe’s largest aquariums.  Nausicaa is home to over 30,000 animals from 1,000 species, so there was plenty to see.  In celebration of Taste Week, Nausicaa was highlighting its ‘Mr...

KLM Headquarters – Netherlands

KLM Headquarters – Netherlands

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Amsterdam by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.  Myself and some Tech journalists were given unprecedented access to KLM's headquarters at Schiphol Airport to get a behind the scenes insight.  As a bit of a closeted aviation geek,...

Turin – Italy

Turin – Italy

Turin is a beautiful city located in the North of Italy.  With its historic architecture and the Alps as a backdrop there's plenty to feast your eyes on.  Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region and is a great place to go for an authentic slice of Italy.  Menabrea...

Frankfurt – Germany

Frankfurt – Germany

Luxury hospitality brand, Lebua, has made its European debut with its new restaurant, Breeze, located in Frankfurt at the Steigenberger Hotel. Lebua’s portfolio of venues comprises of hotels and restaurants across the globe, including the world-famous Sirocco Sky...

Across Luxembourg

Across Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a country that is nestled between Belgium, France and Germany.  The picturesque capital, Luxembourg City, is a wonderful place to explore.  It is rich with historical intrigue and has gorgeous architecture which draws on a diverse range of...

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is an up-and-coming Asian city that is not to be missed when exploring South East Asia. The city is a melting pot of predominantly Malaysian, Chinese and Indian people, making for a rich and diverse array of culture, heritage and of...

Across Singapore

Across Singapore

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Bangkok – Thailand

Bangkok – Thailand

The dazzlingly opulent Grand Palace is one of Thailand’s top attractions and a must-see if you visit Bangkok.  It's where the former king used to reside and is home to the Emerald Buddha, meaning it's considered to be the most sacred place in the whole country.  The...

Stockholm – Sweden

Stockholm – Sweden

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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