By Ben Green
Guernsey, so close to our shores although not often mentioned when it comes to travel, but once you’ve read the post a Lady in Guernsey from the blog A Lady In London, you may well be tempted to visit. The post begins, “Flying into Guernsey, it’s hard to believe I’m on an island off the coast of Normandy. The water is so turquoise that if it weren’t for the fact that my flight from London took less than an hour, I would think I’ve landed in the Caribbean.” There is a good overview of the island including a little history, places to see and local food. You can follow Julie London @aladyinlondon.
Sometimes our surroundings can be a little dull, but not for the residents of Guatape in Colombia. Between a Rock and a Colourful Place: the Magical Realism of Guatape from the blog Flora the Explorer gives a wonderful idea of the town. Flora writes, “Guatape is like a Colombian take on Disneyland. A group of buildings accidentally ate too much sugar and spewed forth a collective array of colours that would probably be considered an eyesore in other places – but here, it works.” The pictures in the post highlight what a remarkable array of colours are on show and the descriptions of the locals enjoying “a lifestyle completely different to those in the bigger cities” give a good insight into life in central Columbia. However, Flora explains why Guatape might not be the top destination for a pizza. You can follow Flora @FloraBaker.
Those with a fear of heights may not be entirely comfortable reading the post Living on the Edge: Hiking to Pulpit Rock in Norway from Victoria Brewood’s award-winning blog Pommie Travels. Everyone else, especially those with an adventurous spirit, will probably put it on the ‘To do list’ once they have read the post. Victoria writes, “This massive granite cliff towers 604 metres over the Lysefjord in Norway, making you feel like you could almost reach to the heavens, or tumble down to the depths below.” There is great detail about the trip including where to stay, what to wear and how long to allow for the walk to Pulpit Rock. As Victoria says, “When you get to the top you are rewarded with phenomenal views over the fjords.” You can follow Victoria @PommieTravels.
* Photo by Victoria Brewood
About our writer
Ben Green is a frustrated traveller, who has been to some beautiful places but only seen 20% of the world so far. Based in the Cotswolds with his wife and children, Ben recently started blogging at Hand Baggage Only and is also a freelance photographer, marketing and communications consultant. Through work and pleasure Ben has stayed at several hotels and since September 2009 has reviewed over 120 of them on Trip Advisor. You can follow Ben on Twitter @handbaggageonly.