At a ripe old age of around 70 fighting throat cancer, he spoke of everything he went through leading up to, during and post the Siege of Sarajevo. We couldn't have been more transfixed and attentive in our lives, in the hope we didn't miss an ounce of his story.
How much do you know about the Central American country of Panama? Before I went, I knew there was a famous canal and they had their own type of hat. However, what I found was a country with breathtakingly diverse landscape, friendly people, buzzing cities and relaxed deserted islands.
Whether you're after adventure, awesome sandy beaches, wilderness, diving, or big game safaris - there is one country that has it all: Tanzania is one of the few African countries blessed with miles of coastline and some of the best game parks on the planet.
Sri Lanka is an island dappled with stunning landscapes, fascinating wildlife and a tumultuous history. Geographically close to India, but distinct in its culture, traditions and monuments, Sri Lanka is a country quite unlike any other.
In a magical location and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the traditional Cotswolds towns are a destination all year around, even in the heart of winter. The following is a selection of five of these towns, with some ideas of what is on offer in each destination.
Once the reality of living in Paris hit home, the cost of doing so brought such excitement to a brief halt. It turns out, your year abroad differs greatly from your holiday; euros are not Monopoly money and now you have to buy washing up liquid. Therefore, jumpers from your netball club, whose only appeal is their impressive Parisian logo are a no-go. Below are some tips for doing Paris on a budget, as your home or your holiday.
No one looks forward to a layover and there are some real howlers out there; think Tashkent and Kabul! However Hong Kong is one of the best cities in the world to spend a couple of days in-between flights ...
We're always one step behind --- this is what I learned in college. We're a bunch of kids thrown into an environment of free will; we have short attention spans and little patience within our hearts. We spend our nights partying, smoking and going down on drinking --- but when we realize it, college isn't about these things. It's not about doing these things the first time, but it is finding yourself in the process.
While hordes of tourists with cameras swarming through rainforests is also obviously not what we want, the more people understand these incredible ecosystems, whether through actually visiting themselves or learning proactively, the better.
As a travel blogger, I'm always asked about money, and how I finance a lifestyle of travelling - and it's definitely a topic that lots of people want to know about. And whilst I have my own tried and tested ways (which I'll mentioned below) there are lots of other ways I know have worked for other bloggers and other travellers too.
Italy in general, and more particularly the gorgeous Tuscany area, is well known to be an expensive place to visit, but this doesn't necessarily have to be set in stone. There are many options available to the more money-savvy traveller, heading to Italy's shores.
Surat Thani is a beautiful province in Southern Thailand filled with wonder, but there's one thing which has tarnished its name in recent years - and that's some the travel agencies. If Surat Thani was a verb (i.e. that man really 'Surat Thanied' me) it would simply be defined as 'to get one over on a tourist, and ruin a good portion of their trip for financial gain.'
From Peru to China, the lesser-known towns and cities offer travellers something different for the new year. Featuring Unesco World Heritage Sites, music festivals, historical landmarks and film locations, these destinations won't disappoint.
Which one of these rare species would be the ideal travel buddy for a lady? Well, it all depends on your own personality, doesn't it? Let's take a look at the categories...
Earlier this year I made the decision to quit my job, and take a few months out to see the world. I love London, but a combination of things had made me exhausted with my life in the big city. I was ready to leave my comfort zone and go on some adventures!
It's obvious that men and women have different inklings when planning a trip, so what kinds of personalities could the male adventurer best pair up with to get the most out of a trip with a female companion? Let's examine the categories...