Towel Art

There are times you know you’re Abroad with a capital A, and one of them is this: One, some or all of your bathroom towels are made into Art. It might be a cute Valentine love heart, or perhaps a sort of cuddly origami teddy. It could be something more exotic, like a strangely shaped…

Le Palais Ideal de Facteur Cheval

Back in 1879, trudging his thirty two-kilometre round, Monsieur Ferdinand Cheval, local postman at Hauterives near Lyon, stubbed his toe on an oddly-shaped rock. It was a momentous event for a man haunted by strange visions, and he welcomed it as positive encouragement to pursue a dream. He added a few kilometres to his round,…

Road to Bali

Everyone has their own image of Paradise – and let’s face it – palm trees, sunshine, beaches and lush forest would go a fair way towards most of our dreams. Bali has all this – but it has something more too. Bali has Soul. The gentle plonk-plonking of the gamelan, the shimmer of a metal…